Peach and Cherry Glazed Ham Roast
Garnished with whole cloves, cherries and pineapple slices, this succulent glazed ham is a feast fit for a king. If you’re looking for a meal that indulges the senses and brings everyone to the table around the holidays, this is it!
1 fully cooked ham (5 to 9 pounds)
2 cans (8 ounces each) pineapple, drained and sliced
1 small jar Maraschino cherries, stems removed
1/2 cup or more whole cloves
1 1/2 cups peach nectar or one 10 ounce jar peach preserves
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
dash of cinnamon
Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Score top of ham in a diamond pattern, stud points of ham with whole cloves; secure pineapple slices and cherries on ham with toothpicks.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, peach nectar, vinegar, ground cloves and cinnamon. Pour half of the glaze over ham. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, basting every 30 minutes with drippings. Uncover, bake an additional 30 minutes, or until ham is completely done.
Yield: 10 - 12 servings