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Bourbon Apricot Glazed Ham

  • Author: Marina Backes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Total Time: 54 minute
  • Cuisine: American


What can you say about Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Ham?  It is delicious.  This recipe keeps the ham nice and juicy. Enjoy!



  • 3/4 cups Apricot Jam
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh, if possible
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 boneless Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Ham


    • Move oven rack to lower third portion of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line bottom of a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup and set aside.
    • Add apricot jam, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, bourbon, lemon juice, ground ginger and salt and pepper to a mixing bowls and whisk to combine well. Set aside.
    • Remove ham from package and pat dry if too wet.
    • Place ham on roasting rack, flat side down, so the fatty side is facing up.
    • Gently score the ham in a criss-cross pattern, and brush all over with 1/2 cup of the prepared glaze.
    • Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil to prevent drying out or burning.
  • Bake for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until instant thermometer inserted into the middle of the ham registers 125-130 degrees F.
  • Remove roasting pan from the oven and peel back or remove foil from the top and sides of the ham.
  • Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • Brush 6 Tbsp of glaze over the ham and bake for 20 minutes, brushing ham with additional 6 Tbsp of glaze every 6-7 minutes. You’ll be brushing the ham with glaze approximately 3 times during this step.
  • Be sure to watch that the glaze doesn’t burn, but instead turns a rich, deep golden color.
  • Remove roasting pan from oven and place ham on a large cutting board.
  • Tent loosely with foil and let ham rest for 20 minutes before slicing.

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