Apricot Citrus Stuffed Ham

Published April 6, 2017

Prep Time: 0:20 Cook Time: 0:40 Serves: 6


  • 1 pound(s) extra-lean ham (5% fat), roast
  • 18 dried apricot halves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest, or zest of 1 lemon, divided
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest, or zest of 1 orange, divided
  • 1/4 cup(s) honey
  • 4 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 fl oz brandy, or bourbon (about 2 tbsp)



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Use a paring knife to cut a hole through the centre of the ham. Press 6 apricots and half of each zest into opening. Make crisscross cuts in top of ham, about 1/8-inch deep. Set ham in a baking pan and sprinkle remaining apricots around it.
  3. To make glaze: Stir together honey, juices, brandy and remaining zests. Brush ham with glaze, then pour glaze around ham.
  4. Bake 40 minutes, basting top every 10 minutes. Slice, serve hot and drizzle with extra glaze. Yields about 3 1/2 ounces ham, 3 apricots and 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce per serving.