Apricot Bourbon Glazed Ham will make you the star of Easter brunch! Or any brunch, for that matter. It is easy as can be, as it has a total of four ingredients, and the baking is straight forward.
The beginning of April always signals the start of a bright and cheery time of year. Not only does the green grass is start to pop through the brown ground, but if we’re lucky, daffodils start making an appearance. I’m still a little cautious to start thinking spring is here (we had a massive snowstorm last April!!) but even the tease of nice weather is welcomed!
Just as exciting as the nicer weather, our palates start making the switch from hot dishes and meatloaf to plates filled with greens. It never ceases to amaze me how my cravings naturally change from season to season!
When Easter brunch rolls around, I love a perfectly glaze ham along with roasted potatoes, buttered green beans, and a fresh green salad. It’s the perfect combination of comfort food and fresh produce.
If you’re in charge of the ham this year, Apricot Bourbon Glazed Ham will make you the star of Easter brunch! Or any brunch, for that matter. It is easy as can be, as it has a total of four ingredients, and the baking is straight forward. I never knew that making a ham could be so easy. The only thing consuming about baking a ham is the amount of time it takes.
I baked my ham without the glaze for a portion of the baking time, and then I added the apricot and bourbon glaze, basting it every 20 minutes for the remainder of baking. This was a total of almost 2 hours of baking time – not all day, but also quick either. I must say though, this ham is worth every minute!
I used a spiral-cut ham in this recipe, as I love how easy they are to cut and serve. Not only that, they look impressive after coming out of the oven – especially with this delectable glaze on top! The perfectly portioned slices are really easy to cut or even just pull off, and makes serving this ham a breeze.
The glaze is, as mentioned, incredibly simple with only three ingredients – apricot jam, bourbon, and dijon mustard. The combination is sweet, tangy, and irresistible after caramelizing on the outside of the smoky ham. Believe me – you won’t be able to stop picking pieces off once you start nibbling!
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Apricot Bourbon Glazed Ham
- 8 lb spiral-cut ham
- 15 ounce jar Apricot jam
- ¾ cup bourbon
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- Let the ham sit out for 30-60 minutes prior to baking it, allowing it to come closer to room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place ham in a roasting pan, and pour 1 cup of water along the bottom of the pan.
- Bake ham for 30 minutes.
- While ham is baking, combine apricot jam, bourbon, and dijon mustard in a small bowl.
- After 30 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
- Thoroughly slather the ham with the apricot jam mixture, making sure to get the glaze between the slices.
- Continue baking the ham for an additional 1 hour and 20 minutes, basting every 20 minutes.
- Slice and serve.