This fool-proof blackberry Dijon ham has been a family favorite for over 10 years! The sweet and tangy glaze caramelizes as it bakes.
Serve Blackberry Dijon Ham up on holidays or special occasions with your favorite sides like cheesy potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, broccoli casserole, deviled eggs, and homemade rolls. Enjoy the leftovers on sandwiches or in omelets.
A family tradition
We’ve been making this Blackberry Dijon Ham for over 10 years and I finally snapped a few quick photos before we served it.
The glaze is so simple: blackberry preserves, Dijon mustard and apple juice. But man is it tasty! Sweet, tangy and caramelizes as it bakes.
You can make the glaze by whisking everything together in a small mixing bowl, however, that tends to leave little chunks of preserves floating around, and it’s not always the “prettiest” to look at once the ham is glazed. I find using a mini food processor for about 30 seconds makes it nice and smooth.
This recipe was scaled down for a smaller ham (since we’re just a small family), but can be easily doubled if you’re serving a crowd. This delicious ham is sure to be the star of your next get together or Christmas party!
How to make it
It’s so simple!
GLAZE. In a mini food processor combine the blackberry preserves, Dijon mustard and apple juice. Pulse until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
ROAST. Place ham in a roasting pan with about 1/2-inch of water in the bottom. Glaze with a pastry brush and place in the oven to bake at 275 for 15 minutes per pound, glazing every 20 minutes. This allows it to build up a nice crust.
Tips + Storing Info
Using a spiral cut ham is recommended. If you use a regular ham make sure to trim the fat and the rind first and then with a sharp knife score the outside of the ham in a diamond pattern. This will allow the glaze to adhere to the ham more easily.
This glaze would also be a great compliment to baked or grilled chicken or pork.
- Seedless raspberry jam can be substituted for the blackberry jam.
- Add some dried chili flakes into your glaze for a little extra spice.
STORE leftovers in a Ziploc bag or airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. Leftover ham shouldn’t be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
FREEZE in a Ziploc bag or a freezer safe airtight container for 1-2 months.
What to do with Leftovers?
- Leftover ham is tasty whether it’s served warm or cold.
- It’s a perfect addition to your breakfast or you can use it to make a delicious sandwich.
- If your leftovers have been frozen it is best to thaw them in the fridge first for 4-6 hours per pound. Warm leftovers up in the oven covered tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes per pound.
For More Delicious Holiday Meals, check out:
- Oven Roasted Turkey
- Creamy Lemon Thyme Pork Chops
- Chicken And Mushrooms
- Pork Roast
- Parmesan Chicken Risotto
Blackberry Dijon Ham Recipe
- 1/2 c. seedless blackberry preserves
- 1/4 c. dijon mustard
- 1/4 c. apple juice
For the ham:
- 4-8 lb. ham
- In a mini food processor combine the blackberry preserves, dijon mustard and apple juice. Pulse until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Place ham in a roasting pan with about 1/2-inch of water in the bottom. Glaze with a pastry brush and place in the oven to bake at 275 for 15 minutes per pound, glazing every 20 minutes.