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Apricot-Citrus Stuffed Ham

Total Time
1 hr
Prep
20 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
Tart fruits, such as apricots and lemons, pair especially well with a rich, salty meat like ham. They'll add wonderful flair to your Easter meal.
Ingredients

extra-lean ham (5% fat)

24 oz, roast cut

dried apricot halves

18 halves

lemon zest

1 Tbsp

orange zest

1½ Tbsp

honey

¼ cup(s)

frozen orange juice concentrate

4 Tbsp, at room temperature

fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)

brandy

1 fl oz, or bourbon (about 2 tbsp)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Use a paring knife to cut a hole through center of 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 of ham, 3 apricots and 2 1/2 tablespoons of sauce per serving.

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