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RECIPE

Apricot-Glazed Ham

serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS
    1 7- to 8-pound cured, smoked, bone-in ham
    2 cups apricot jam
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced
    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    1 bay leaf
    Pinch of ground cloves
    Pinch of cinnamon
PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 375F.

Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan with the fat side up. With a knife, lightly score the fat in a diamond pattern, taking care not to cut into the meat. Bake ham for 1 hour.

While ham is baking, make the glaze: In a small saucepan, combine jam, Dijon, butter, sage, vinegar, bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon over medium-low heat. Stir until thin and syrupy.

After ham has baked 1 hour, brush with about half of the glaze and return to the oven. Continue to glaze the ham every 15 to 20 minutes for about an hour to an hour and a half longer, until the internal temperature reaches about 130F. If the glaze starts to burn, tent with a piece of greased foil.

Remove ham from oven and tent with greased foil. Let rest for about 10 minutes before carving.

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