Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham Recipe

If you're looking for a new glaze for your Easter ham, give this sweet and spicy recipe a try. Garnish your ham with tropical fruits like pineapple and kiwi to complete the plate.

Carving the Ham
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 53 mins
10 servings


  • 1 cup plum preserves

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

  • 1 (7-lb.) smoked fully cooked, bone-in ham

  • Garnishes: pineapple, kiwifruit, green onions, black sesame seeds


  1. Stir together first 7 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until preserves are melted and mixture is blended. Pour half of plum preserve mixture into a microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Trim excess fat on ham to 1/8-inch thickness. If desired, make long, shallow cuts (about 1/16-inch deep) over entire ham, forming diamond patterns. Place ham on a wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan. Brush ham with a portion of plum preserve mixture in saucepan.

  3. Bake ham, uncovered, at 350° on lower oven rack 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting with remaining plum preserve mixture in saucepan every 30 minutes. Loosely cover with aluminum foil, and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 140°, basting every 30 minutes. Let ham stand 15 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired.

  4. Microwave plum preserve mixture in bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve ham with warm mixture.

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