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Cherry & Port Glazed Ham

Cherry & Port Glazed Ham

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When you're feeding a crowd, this is your go-to recipe...a pre-cooked spiral ham with a make-ahead sweet and savory glaze. Delish!

serves 24 people


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  • 1

    tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3 1/2

    cups Swanson® Chicken Stock or Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/3

    cup chopped shallot

  • 1/8

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1

    cup port wine or other sweet red wine

  • 5

    ounces (1 package) dried cherries (about 1 cup)

  • 1/3

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1

    Reynolds® Oven Bag, Turkey Size

  • 9

    unglazed fully-cooked bone-in spiral sliced ham

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How to Make It

Step 1

Stir the cornstarch and stock in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.

Step 2

Heat the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the allspice and cook for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Increase the heat to medium-high.  Stir the wine, cherries and brown sugar in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook until the mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. 

Step 4

Stir the cornstarch mixture in the skillet. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.

Step 5

Place the oven bag into a large roasting pan at least 2 inches deep.  Place the ham into the oven bag.  Pour the cherry glaze over the ham.  Close the oven bag with the nylon tie. Cut 6 (1/2-inch) slits in the top of the oven bag.  Tuck the ends of the bag under to seal.

Step 6

Bake at 250°F. for 1 1/2 hours or until the ham is heated through.  Remove the ham from the oven bag to a serving platter. Spoon some of the cherry glaze over the ham. Serve the remaining cherry glaze with the ham.

Recipe Tips

  • Make-Ahead: The cherry glaze can be made in advance.  Prepare as directed above and let cool to room temperature.  Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.  Reheat the glaze in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve with the ham as directed above.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Brad W.

    December 12, 2016

    Great recipe

    Love this ham recipe! So good!

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  • Blackmystery

    December 25, 2012

    Best Ham Ever!!!

    It was so delicious and easy to make that I had time to enjoy the holiday celebration with the family, friends and neighbors. I substitute the cherries for dried cranberries in cherry juice and the sweet wine for regular cooking wine and it worked out for me. EVERYBODY LOVET IT!!!

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  • helene s.

    October 30, 2009

    Cherry & Port Glazed Ham

    It's the best ham recipe ever! This is very elegant for company!

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  • johnsn

    December 13, 2008

    Cherry & Port Glazed Ham

    This dish is exceptional in that you can make leftovers. The excess cherry glaze can be expanded and it makes a great gravey for mashed potatoes. Leftover ham makes a great addition to scrambled eggs or omelets the next morning.

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