Lunch / Dinner
Baked Ham with cherry-amaretto glaze
Go ahead and toss the glaze packet that comes with your ham. Make your next ham shine with this cherry-amaretto glaze.
FOR THE GLAZE, SIMMER:
FOR THE HAM, COMBINE:
Cherry preserves are just the right balance of sweet and tart, and Dijon adds tangy heat, while maple syrup and amaretto make a rich glaze when reduced.
Bring ham to room temperature, about 2 hours.
For the glaze, simmer cherry preserves, maple syrup, amaretto, and Dijon in a saucepan over medium-low heat until syrupy, about 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 300° with rack in bottom third.
For the ham, combine cherry juice and cinnamon stick in a roasting pan. Place ham, cut side down, on a roasting rack set inside roasting pan.
Brush ½ cup glaze on ham; seal pan tightly with foil.
Roast ham 15 minutes per pound (2–2½ hours total). Remove ham from oven; increase temperature to 375°.
Transfer ham to a cutting board, loosely tent with foil, and let rest 15 minutes. Serve ham with remaining glaze.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 113mg 37%
Sodium 1587mg 66%
Carbs 38g 12%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.