Cherry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe

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cherry spiral ham
Serve your glazed ham with a sprig of rosemary

Cherry Rum Glazed Ham

Make a delicious glazed ham for your next holiday gathering.  We’ve take cherries and spiced rum, to make the perfect glazed ham recipe.  Nothing super fancy is needed to make this recipe, which makes it great to throw together and let it cook.

This recipe takes 3-4 hours to cook at 300F, so plan accordingly with your oven space with the turkey.  You could also use the slow cooker to make this glazed ham.

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cherry spices


spiral cooked ham
1 cup pitted & washed cherries
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon each all spice, nutmeg & cinnamon
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup rum (we used spiced rum)
1 cup water

blended cherry puree


Preheat the oven to 300F.

Place the spiral ham in a pan with a cup of water.

Cover the ham with foil and place ham into the oven.

Cook the ham for about 3-4 hours.

In a blender, add the cherries, spices and lemon juice.

Blend until smooth and then add the rum and mix.

Pour the glaze into a pan and bring to a boil.

Remove the ham from the oven.

With a silicone brush, brush the glaze onto the ham, getting into the slices.

You can turn the ham on it’s side if easier.

Cover ham and place back into the oven for 15-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and baste any remaining glaze on the ham.

Cut the ham off the bone and serve.

cooked ham

Ham Cooking Tips

  • Fool proof cooking, with a spiral precooked ham, just needs the ham reheated
  • Cook the turkey large side down and then when it’s time to glaze, flip on it’s side
  • Reserve some glaze (optional) to serve on the ham at the table
  • You want the cherries to not be whole, so the blender helps puree the mix
  • Use fresh cherries or frozen, we thawed cherries for this recipe
  • Don’t have spiced rum, use the rum you have on hand or a brandy (or something you like)

Here is a cherry glazed ham recipe your family will enjoy. Made with a little brown sugar and some spiced rum. Enjoy for your next holiday.

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