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Ham with Cherry Glaze

No recipe image available.A ham without a glaze is like a cake without frosting. This simple cherry glaze—using cherry pie filling—turns an ordinary baked ham into holiday fare.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 teaspoon finely minced gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (5 to 6-pound) fully cooked bone-in ham*
1/3 cup water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. For Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine ginger and cherry pie filling. Heat slowly, stirring until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  3. Bake ham according to package directions or place ham on a rack
    in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the meat and cook approximately 15 to 24 minutes per pound or until thermometer registers 140°F (60°C).
  4. Brush a third of the glaze on the ham 30 minutes before the end of the baking time. Spoon on the remaining glaze every 10 minutes.
  5. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Makes 10 servings.

*Note: Directions are for a bone-in, fully cooked ham. Also called “ready-to-eat” or “heat-and-serve” ham. A “cook-before-eating” ham must be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C), approximately 18 to 20 minutes per pound.