Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham Recipe
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Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham Recipe

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We are always searching new ways to utilize Florida citrus, which is plentiful during the holidays in our own back yard. I know you will enjoy this. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked ham: 272 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 1424mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 39g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Cover and bake 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 130°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine grapefruit and orange juices. Bring to a boil; cook 6-8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove ham from oven. Brush with 1/3 cup glaze. Bake ham, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally with remaining glaze. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham in Taste of Home December 2014, p41

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 214887
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"I made this for our holiday party and everyone loved it. My father-in-law said it was the best ham he has had. My husband liked the light citrus favor."

Galapas User ID: 4043122 214176
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"We raise our own pork and I am always looking for new recipes. I tried this tonight and it was absolutely delicious!"

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