If you're looking for a centerpiece to serve a hungry crowd, this tasty baked ham should do the trick. Both the apricot glaze and the apricot sauce are easy to make, and add great flavor to the ham.
cost per recipe: $105.95
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cup dried apricots
cup Swanson® Chicken Stock or Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock
cup packed brown sugar
pounds fully-cooked whole boneless ham
cup finely chopped shallot
ounces (2 12-ounce jars) apricot preserves
cup Dijon-style mustard
teaspoons grated orange zest
Place the apricots and stock into a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Let the mixture cool. Remove the apricots and cut into strips. Reserve the stock. Stir the apricots, brown sugar and 1/4 cup reserved stock in a small bowl.
Place the ham into a roasting pan. Bake at 325°F. for 2 hours or until the ham is heated through. Brush with the apricot mixture during the last 30 minutes of baking and baste frequently with the pan drippings.
Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until they're tender. Stir in the preserves, mustard, orange zest and remaining reserved stock and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook and stir for 10 minutes or until the stock mixture is slightly thickened.
Slice the ham and serve with the apricot sauce.