Ham is traditional for Christmas. The sweet and salty meat can be prepared so many ways. Unfortunately, many hams are dried out by the time they get to the table. Not with these recipes!
Ham is an expensive cut of meat, and you don't want to ruin it by overcooking, or by cooking it until it dries out. If the ham comes with instructions on how to reheat it, follow it to the letter.
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A spiral ham is a very popular cut. This type of ham is already sliced and cooked, and it comes with a packaged glaze. This recipe adds another glaze, and the ham is cooked cut side down so it stays moist and tender as it roasts.
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This is the ham glaze my mother made when I was little. I think it's the perfect combination of flavors, although I did add some Dijon mustard for a little spicy note. You can place the glaze from the roasting pan in a gravy boat and pass it with the ham for the perfect finishing touch.
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Spiced Apricot Ham
Apricot preserves, honey, and spices add marvelous flavor to a tender ham. This is an excellent recipe to use on plain hams or spiral sliced hams.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Honey, cardamom, and orange juice add rich flavor to this glazed ham recipe. Slice it to serve with the whole cloves still attached because it looks so pretty, but tell your guests not to eat the cloves!
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And finally, think about grilling your ham this year! Fresh ginger root, ground ginger, and orange juice add flavor to this smoky ham. This recipe is an easy way to get the men involved - just send them out to the grill!