Honey Apricot Glazed Ham

Honey Apricot Glazed Ham
This Honey Apricot Glazed Ham is flavorful main infused with fresh thyme, apricot preserves, honey, and Dijon mustard.

Honey Apricot Glazed Ham
 
Makes approximately 8 to 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (8- to 9-pound) bone-in smoked ham (not sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups dry white wine
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using a sharp knife, lightly score outside of ham. (To score, make shallow diamond shaped cuts across the surface.) Rub olive oil and ground pepper over ham. Place ham on rack of a large roasting pan. Pour water and wine into bottom of pan; add thyme and bay leaves. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. In a small bowl, stir together apricot preserves and remaining ingredients.
  4. Uncover ham, and bake until a meat thermometer registers 160° and ham is caramelized, 1 to 2 hours more. Baste every 30 minutes with apricot mixture. (Tent ham with foil to prevent excessive browning.) Remove from oven; transfer to a serving platter. Let stand for 20 minutes before carving.

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