An Easter dinner has to be special, both in taste and presentation. We love a cherry-glazed baked ham recipe for your Easter ham dinner this season.. The cherry glaze has the perfect balance of spice and sweetness and the whole dish has multiple layers of flavors that is always welcome in a recipe for a special occasion.
Easter Ham Dinner: Cherry Glazed Baked Ham Recipe
Easter Ham Ingredients:
Non-stick spray or cooking spray
Ready-to-eat ham (boneless; 5-pound)
Prepared horseradish (creamy; 1 tablespoon)
Cherry preserves (1 cup)
White wine or water (1/2 cup)
1 lemon (zested and juiced)
Cardamom (ground; ¼ teaspoon)
Cumin (ground; ½ teaspoon)
Cinnamon (ground; ½ teaspoon)
Packed light brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
Easter Ham Dinner Directions:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line foil in a roasting pan and spray on it with the cooking spray.
Take a small sharp knife and incise the sides and top surface of the ham in a zigzag pattern.
- Put the ham in the pan, pour the white wine or water, and bake for 45 minutes to one hour by loosely covering with aluminum foil in a tent.
- While ham is getting baked, make the cherry glaze. Take a medium bowl and mix together the cherry preserves, horseradish, lemon juice, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt. Now, move the mixture to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Keep the heat on for 2 to 3 minutes until the glaze is thickened slightly. Stop the heat and stir in the lemon zest. Your cherry glaze is ready for use.
- Take the ham out of the oven and use 1/4 cup of the cherry glaze to brush its upper side. Then bake it again, uncovered, for nearly 20 minutes until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the middle reads 140°F.
- Take the ham out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Place it on a cutting board and slice.
- Arrange the slices on a serving platter and serve after pouring the reserved cherry glaze.
The baked ham is so tasty that it does not require the glaze actually. So, you can also serve the glaze separately as a sauce for the ham. The ham is moist and tender, definitely a keeper for a special occasion like Easter. Make this dish for your Easter dinner and see how your family will love it! Are you considering a ham recipe for your Easter dinner?
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