Christmas Ham Recipe

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Jesus Jacobs Modified: March 23, 2022
Christmas Ham Recipe

How To Make Christmas Ham

This is a unique take on Christmas ham, in that its juices are infused with peach nectar, pineapples, and maraschino cherries for a fruity and savory dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes



  • 5lbbone-in ham
  • ½cupDijon mustard
  • ½cuppacked brown sugar
  • ¼cupwhole cloves
  • 4cupspeach nectar
  • 20ozpineapple rings,juice drained and reserved
  • 4ozmaraschino cherries,juice drained and reserved


  1. Place ham into a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer ham for 1 to 2 hours. Cut away and discard any rind and visible fat.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Score the ham in a diamond pattern and place into a roasting pan. Stir Dijon mustard and brown sugar in a bowl until thoroughly combined; brush mustard mixture onto the ham. Press a whole clove into the center of each scored diamond shape. Pour peach nectar into the roasting pan. Combine pineapple and maraschino liquid in a small bowl.

  4. Bake ham in the preheated oven for 3 hours, basting frequently with the pineapple juice mixture and peach nectar.

  5. Arrange pineapple rings over the ham and secure with toothpicks. Secure a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring with a toothpick.

  6. Bake ham for 1 to 2 more hours until browned, tender, and fragrant, basting ham and fruit frequently with pineapple juice mixture and pan juices.


  • Calories: 542.79kcal
  • Fat: 20.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.98g
  • Fiber: 5.74g
  • Sugar: 38.09g
  • Protein: 38.77g
  • Cholesterol: 129.27mg
  • Sodium: 2748.00mg
  • Calcium: 106.88mg
  • Potassium: 812.17mg
  • Iron: 3.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 14.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.59mg
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