Blackberry Dijon Ham

A 3-ingredient sweet and tangy glaze that caramelizes as it bakes. This fool-proof blackberry dijon ham has been a family favorite for over 10 years!

Blackberry Dijon Ham |

Confession time: photographing ham is not easy. These pictures don’t quite do this ham justice, but sometimes you just have to roll with what you’ve got! We’ve been making this recipe 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.

Blackberry Dijon Ham |

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.

Blackberry Dijon Ham |

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. Bake the ham at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per pound. You’ll want to glaze the ham every 20 minutes so that it builds up a nice crust.

Blackberry Dijon Ham |

Serve it 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.

Blackberry Dijon Ham |

Blackberry Dijon Ham

A 3-ingredient sweet and tangy glaze that caramelizes as it bakes. This fool-proof blackberry dijon ham has been a family favorite for over 10 years!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Author: Natalie
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  • 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.

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Wife, mother, baker and photographer. Recipe developer & author of Life Made Simple. A self-professed peanut butter lover and fond of anything that involves pumpkin, cookie dough, or sprinkles

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  1. These pictures are mouthwatering! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I love dijon mustard but have yet to try it together with blackberry. Sounds delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks amazing. I like the idea of the sweet with the mustard. I’m going to tuck this recipe away.

  3. 5 stars
    Tried this YEARS ago out of a magazine. Thanks for posting it so I can share the recipe easier.

  4. 5 stars
    They look fantastic and delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing this blackberry ham recipe! love it already!

  5. 5 stars
    Our favorite holiday ham!! I love the flavor! It’s a quick sauce to make, when your ham is all ready!