Apricot Bourbon Maple Glazed Ham is a perfect recipe for any family gathering or holiday! This tasty ham is perfect on Easter and Christmas! A no fuss recipe which makes it great for the cook to enjoy the party! I have the easy steps to make a perfect roasted glazed ham that will be moist and tasty. The Apricot Bourbon Maple Glaze caramelizes on the ham adding amazing flavor!
I have been MIA from here for a bit. My wonderful Dad had been in the hospital and it was a rough time for my family. Since my large staff was on vacation, just kidding! As a one woman show, I felt it necessary to devote time to my Dad. So happy to say my Dad is home and recuperating! I am so happy to be back because I missed you all! When we have family emergencies, it certainly makes us realize how lucky we are when we have our health! This makes me think of family Holidays! Easter is right around the corner, and I decided celebrating my Dad being home by bringing you one of our family favorite recipes!
What I love about this recipe, besides the amazing flavor and caramelization of the ham by the yummy glaze, is how easy it is to prepare! This is one of those wonderful recipes that I put in the pan and there is not much more to do and its delicious! Go do other things and enjoy the day until its time to eat!
I have quite a few different glaze recipes but this Apricot Bourbon Maple Glaze is a personal favorite. My family loves it! Use my guideline below and you will always have a moist and tasty ham.
Follow these easy steps for a delicious ham every time:
- Remove the ham from the fridge and place about one half hour before cooking.
- Roast the ham at 325 degrees.
- Put water in the bottom of the roasting pan. Place a rack in bottom of the pan. Wrap aluminum foil around the ham and place on the rack.
- The water in the bottom ensures moisture so the ham will not dried out.
- If you don’t have a roasting rack, don’t sweat it, just make sure the aluminum foil is well wrapped around the ham.
- Bake 2o minutes a pound until the temperature of the ham reaches 130 degrees.
- Once the ham is at the correct temperature, raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
- Open the foil to glaze the ham. Leave the foil around the bottom of the ham to catch any glaze that falls, helps with cleanup.
- Brush half the glaze over the ham and return to oven for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the ham and turn the oven to broil.
- Brush the remainder of the glaze on the ham. Place back in oven for about 5 minutes to crisp up the glaze.
Easter is a favorite Holiday of mine! It is just a really fun family day. We make meals including this ham! For side dishes, we make Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole , Roasted Broccoli and Garlic , Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic! Don’t forget to make my easy Irish Soda Bread, always great to make ahead and put out for the family on Easter morning. I love make a large batch of Bloody Mary’s. Keeps the adults happy while they watch all the kids having fun!
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Apricot Bourbon Maple Glazed Ham
An easy recipe that is perfect for Holidays! We love this for our Easter brunch! Use a spiral pre-cut ham for easy preparation. The glaze is a combination of apricot preserves, bourbon and pure maple syrup which makes a delicious glaze on the ham.
- 8-10 pound bone-in, half spiral ham fully cooked
To Make The Glaze
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 1/3 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Remove the ham from the refrigerator 1/2 hour before ready to cook.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large roasting pan, add about one inch of water. Place a rack in the roasting pan.
Wrap the spiral ham in foil. Place the ham in the middle of the aluminum foil. Ham should be well wrapped. Place the ham in the center of the roasting pan, on the rack.
Roast in the oven until the ham reaches a temperature of 120 degrees. Usually about 20 minutes per pound.
Remove the ham from the oven. Raise the temperature of the oven to 400 degrees.
Pull the foil off the ham. Leave the foil rolled at the bottom of the ham to catch any dripping glaze.
Place 1/2 of the glaze (recipe below) on the spiral ham. Get in between the slices of ham with the glaze.
Place the ham back into the oven for about 15 minutes.
Remove the ham from the oven. Put the oven on broil.
Brush the remainder of the glaze over the ham. Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes. The glaze will caramelize on the ham. *Do not leave the ham, oven temperatures vary. Do not want to burn the glaze.
Remove from the oven. Let rest about 10 minutes before slicing.
Apricot Bourbon Maple Glaze
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add the apricot preserves, bourbon, pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes, to blend flavors. Set aside until ready to use.
- any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actually dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.