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.

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

Baked Ham with Spiced Cherry Glaze 

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)

Ingredients:

Nonstick spray

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

Preparation:

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.

For more holiday recipes perfect for Easter, check out our Recipe File.


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  1. violetgal says:

    Yummy! Me want :)

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