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Blueberry Glazed Ham

Recipe by Olivia Mesquita, “Olivia’s Cuisine” Blog

Blueberry glazed ham takes a classic holiday staple and gives it a rich, fruity upgrade. Sweetness from the honey and blueberries, combined with the piney, sharp flavors of rosemary and thyme, makes blueberry glazed ham a perfect main dish for your seasonal meals.


  • 1 boneless fully cooked smoked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1-3/4 cup of water, divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a medium sized sauce pan, over medium heat, combine bring 1-1/4 cups of water and the brown sugar to a boil.
  2. Add the frozen blueberries, the herbs and the honey to the water/sugar mixture.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes or until the blueberries release their juices and the sauce reduces/thickens.  Set aside.
  4. Score the ham, making diamond shapes with a knife.
  5. Place in a deep baking dish and add remaining water to the pan.
  6. Pour 1/2 of the glaze over the ham and bake, uncovered, for 1 to 1­-1/2 hours, basting with the pan juices every 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 140°.
  7. Serve immediately with the remaining blueberry sauce on the side.

Number of servings (yield): 10

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