Rating: 4 stars
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 8

This is a ham glaze recipe you’ll want to keep tucked away for special suppers. The resulting ham slices have a sweet and savory flavor guests can’t quite pinpoint; in other words, this method is wildly different than the countless brown sugar and maple glazes out there. We used dried fennel and coriander seeds, along with whole black peppercorns and apricot preserves. Simply crush the seeds and peppercorns and stir them with the jam to form a spreadable glaze, which you’ll brush over the ham during its final stretch in the oven. Serve the ham with the remaining glaze on the side.

Kate Merker

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Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375° F.

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  • Place the ham, cut-side down, on a rack set in a roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, using a heavy pan, crush the fennel, coriander, and peppercorns. In a small bowl, combine them with the preserves to form a glaze.

  • Brush ¼ cup of the glaze over the ham and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Brush another ¼ cup of the glaze over the ham and bake until the ham is heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Thinly slice and serve with the remaining ½ cup of the glaze.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 171mg; carbohydrates 14g; calories from fat 21%; sodium 2030mg; protein 65g; fiber 1g; sugars 12g.
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