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Baked Ham

Go ahead and toss the glaze packet that comes with your ham. Make your next ham shine with this cherry-amaretto glaze.

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Ingredients

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.

Instructions

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°.

Brush ham with ½ cup glaze; return to oven, uncovered, and continue roasting until glaze is set, 20–30 minutes more.

Transfer ham to a cutting board, loosely tent with foil, and let rest 15 minutes. Serve ham with remaining glaze.

For the best flavor, brush the ham with the glaze both before and near the end of roasting.

For the best flavor, brush the ham with the glaze both before and near the end of roasting.

To keep the ham from drying out, tightly seal the pan with foil to trap the moisture in the roasting pan.

To keep the ham from drying out, tightly seal the pan with foil to trap the moisture in the roasting pan.

For easier serving, cut around the bone to help loosen the attached slices of ham.

For easier serving, cut around the bone to help loosen the attached slices of ham.

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