Baked Ham with Spiced Cherry Glaze
Here’s a perfect baked ham to serve for Easter dinner, courtesy of Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian.
-Recipe courtesy Melissa d’Arabian, the season five winner of The Next Food Network Star
Melissa d’Arabian is host of the hit Food Network show Ten Dollar Dinners (Sundays at 12:30pm ET/PT), which is now in its second season. On her show, Melissa continues to share delicious dinner ideas for four people under $10 – and this mom of four sure knows all the great tricks to a perfect Easter!
Here’s her recipe for a no-fail baked ham, perfect for Easter Sunday dinner.
Makes 8 Servings (Prep time: 20 minutes, Cook time: 1 hour, 20 minutes)
1(5-pound) boneless ready-to-eat ham
1/2 cup water or white wine
1 cup cherry preserves
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (creamy)
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with foil and spray it with nonstick spray. Score the top and sides of the ham with a small sharp knife in a crisscross pattern. Put the ham in the pan, pour 1/2 cup water or white wine into the bottom of the pan and bake, covered loosely with a tent of foil, 45 to 60 minutes.
2. To make the glaze, combine the preserves, horseradish, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, salt, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Transfer the cherry mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until the glaze is slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the lemon zest.
3. Remove the ham from the oven and brush the top with 1/4 cup of the glaze. Bake uncovered, until the ham is hot and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 140 degrees F, about 20 minutes longer.
4. Remove the ham from the oven to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Arrange the sliced ham on a serving platter and serve with the reserved glaze.
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