Saturday, November 13, 2010

Honey Apricot Ham Glaze

Living only 30 miles from Smithfield, VA you can imagine that ham is fairly abundant in our part of America. Although our family isn't partial to eating pork we do enjoy the occasional ham, but it centers mostly around the holidays.

I've made Ham with many different types of glazes, some without any glaze at all. Complimentary flavors such as pineapple and brown sugar, citrus and herb, cranberry and red wine, or even the bold flavor of barbecue sauce can change ham to make it a very savory or sweet main course. You can use different combinations of fruit to achieve a soft sweet flavor.

Here's a great Honey Apricot Ham Glaze that is sure to please....the apricot and honey melt together and balance out the warm spice of the cloves.

1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup honey

1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and bubbly.
Spoon ham glaze over ham and baste during last 30 minutes of baking.

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