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3.82 from 11 votes

Baked Glazed City Ham

Since the ham is fully cooked, it only requires  reheating.  A glaze makes a good city ham even better.   My glaze recipe is simple and uses ordinary ingredients.  Cast iron Dutch oven cooking is my favorite and that's where my ham gets cooked.


  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 heaping tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard or substitute your favorite.
  • whole cloves
  • bone-in ham
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Add first three ingredients to a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Place ham in a Dutch oven fat side up. Score top of ham into diamonds. Stud with cloves.
  • Brush with a little of the glaze. Pour about a 1/4 cup of water into the bottom of the Dutch oven.
  • Cover and cook following package recommendations. If you accidentally threw away the directions, bake for 10 minutes a pound at 325 degrees. During last 30 minutes of cooking, remove cover and baste with glaze every 10 minutes.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes before carving…..if you can stand it. Remove cloves before carving.
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