Peach Glazed Ham

Danyal Vierheller


Modified version of a Gourmet magazine recipe (search for Braised Ham with Maple-Raisin Sauce on Epicurious). The original version was a smash; this is a slightly sweeter version requested by my father. :)

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
3 Hr

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is definitely a unique ham you should try this year for Easter dinner. The sweet peach glaze is a nice contrast to the smokiness of the ham. The cloves add an aromatic taste to the sauce and provide another depth of flavor. The peaches dotted all over really makes for a beautiful presentation.


(7- to 8-lb) fully cooked bone-in shank-end ham
6 c
1/4 c
maple syrup
1 c
light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp
dry mustard
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 can(s)
peaches in light syrup, 15 oz.
1 c
peach preserves, warmed

How to Make Peach Glazed Ham


  • 1Put ham cut side down in a large deep heavy pot (about 10 quarts) and add water and syrup. Bring liquid to a boil, then reduce heat to low and gently simmer ham, covered, until tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Uncover and cool slightly.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 3When ham is cool enough to handle, remove from pot, reserving cooking liquid. Then cut off any rind and excess fat, leaving a thin layer. Transfer ham to a roasting pan.
  • 4Drain peaches. Reserve 1/2 to 1 cup of the light syrup.
  • 5Whisk together sugar, mustard, peach syrup, and ground cloves (if using) in a bowl. Spoon over ham. Warm preserves until just runny (35-40 seconds in the microwave) and pour over ham as well. Attach peaches to ham with wooden toothpicks. Add 2 cups reserved cooking liquid to roasting pan and bake in middle of oven, basting occasionally, until ham is glazed and juices are bubbling, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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About Peach Glazed Ham

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Collection: Easter
Hashtags: #ham, #peach