Apple Butter Glazed Ham Recipe

Apple Butter Glazed Ham Recipe


  • 4 honeycrisp apples, sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 (9-11 pound) bone-in smoked ham
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1-2 chipotle chilies in adobo, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place an oven rack in the lower third of the oven.
  2. Add the sliced apples and 2 cups apple cider to the bottom of your roasting pan. Add the ham and cover with foil. Bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until the ham is heated through.
  3. About 20 minutes before removing the ham from the oven, add the apple butter, mustard, brown sugar, maple syrup, apple cider, chipotle chilies and cloves to a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the ham from the oven and brush with the apple butter glaze. Place the ham back in the oven and continue baking for 25-30 minutes or until the ham begins to caramelize on top.
  5. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the sage leaves. Cook on medium-low for one minute, flip and cook one more minute or until the sage has darkened in color, but is not burnt. Remove from the heat and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  6. Remove the ham from the oven. Carve the ham into thin slices and serve with the roasted apples and fried sage. Enjoy!