Peppercorn-Crusted Ham


This favorite holiday meat is extra-flavorful baked with an apricot and mustard glaze and sprinkling of peppercorns.

Peppercorn-Crusted Ham
Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 6-8 pound cooked, bone-in spiral-sliced ham

  • 1 12 ounce jar apricot preserves

  • ¾ cup Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon whole pink or mixed peppercorns

  • ½ cup snipped dried apricots

  • Dried Apricots (optional)

  • Boston lettuce leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place ham on rack in shallow roasting pan. Tent with foil; crimp foil to pan edges. Roast 1 to 1-3/4 hours, until internal temperature is 130 degrees F.

  2. Remove foil from ham. In medium bowl stir together preserves and mustard; set aside 3/4 cup. Brush remaining on top and sides of ham. Sprinkle with peppercorns. Cover cut side of ham with foil to prevent drying. Roast 20 to 30 minutes or until internal temperature is 140 degrees F. Remove from oven; remove foil. Let stand at least 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in small saucepan combine reserved apricot mixture and snipped apricots, if using; heat through. Slice ham; serve warm or at room temperature with sauce. Garnish with apricots and lettuce. Makes 16 to 20 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1862mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 432mg 9%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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