Lunch / Dinner
Roasted Ham with sherry-apricot glaze
This roasted ham takes a Spanish spin that makes it easy to impress. Sherry and apricots make a sweet, caramelized glaze that beats any premade glaze packet. Choose a sherry labeled Fino or Manzanilla — other varieties could be too sweet.
FOR THE GLAZE, SIMMER:
FOR THE HAM, COMBINE:
Bring ham to room temperature, about 2 hours.
For the glaze, simmer sherry, honey, preserves, paprika, allspice, zest, and orange juice in a saucepan over medium heat until reduced to 1–1¼ cups, about 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 300° with rack in lowest position.
For the ham, combine orange juice and allspice in a roasting pan. Place ham, cut side down, on a roasting rack set inside the roasting pan.
Brush one third of the glaze on the ham; seal the pan tightly with foil.
Roast ham until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part, but not touching bone, registers 100°, about 15 minutes per pound (1½–2 hours). Remove ham from oven; increase temperature to 425°.
Brush ham with half the remaining glaze; return to oven, uncovered. Continue roasting ham until a thermometer registers 110°, about 20 minutes more.
Transfer ham to a cutting board, brush with remaining glaze, loosely tent with foil, and let rest about 15 minutes before serving.
For the best flavor, brush the ham with the glaze before, during, and after roasting.
To temp, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the ham, without touching the bone.
Tenting the ham with foil keeps the ham warm while the juices in the meat redistribute.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 2000mg 83%
Carbs 23g 7%
Fiber 43g 172%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.