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!
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.
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. 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.
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
- 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.