Baked Ham With Spiced Cherry Glaze

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Cooking spray

1 7-pound bone-in fully cooked ham, skin removed

1/2 cup dry white wine (or use water)

1 cup cherry preserves

1 tablespoon creamy horseradish sauce

1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Kosher salt

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus more juice if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Score the top and sides of the ham with a small sharp knife in a crisscross pattern. Put the ham in the prepared pan, flat-side down, and pour the wine or water into the bottom of the pan. Tent loosely with foil and bake until a thermometer inserted into the center of the ham registers 140 degrees F, about 2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, make the glaze: Combine the preserves, horseradish sauce, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the glaze is slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest; let cool. Add more lemon juice to taste, if needed.
  4. Remove the ham from the oven, uncover and brush with about 1/4 cup of the glaze. Bake, uncovered, 20 more minutes, brushing the ham with another 1/4 cup glaze halfway through. Remove from the oven, brush with more glaze and transfer to a cutting board. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the remaining glaze.
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