Baked Ham with Spiced Cherry Glaze

Original Recipe HERE

* This is one of the menu items Husband researched, planned, shopped for, and executed for Easter 2013. It was the best meal he's ever made. *
Nonstick spray
1 (5-pound) boneless ready-to-eat ham
1/2 cup water or white wine [he used water]
1 cup cherry preserves
1 tablespoon creamy prepared horseradish [he used regular]
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 lemon, zested and juiced
(1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with foil and spray it with nonstick spray.
(2) Score the top and sides of the ham with a small sharp knife in a crisscross pattern.
(3) Put the ham in the pan, pour 1/2 cup water or white wine into the bottom of the pan and bake, covered loosely with a tent of foil, 45 to 60 minutes.
(4) To make the glaze, combine the preserves, horseradish, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, salt, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
(5) Transfer the cherry mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until the glaze is slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the lemon zest.
(6) Remove the ham from the oven and brush the top with 1/4 cup of the glaze.
(7) Bake, uncovered, until the ham is hot and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 140 degrees F, about 20 minutes longer.
(8) Remove the ham from the oven to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Arrange the sliced ham on a serving platter and serve with the reserved glaze.

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