Double-Duty Heavenly Citrus Ham Recipe
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Double-Duty Heavenly Citrus Ham Recipe

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This recipe is special because it's based on the ham my grandma and mom used to make for holidays. Leftovers can be frozen up to 3 months, and thawed before using. You'll want to remember this recipe for Easter! —Penny Hawkins, Mebane, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + standing
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • 1-1/4 cups orange soda
  • 1-1/4 cups orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked ham: 345 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1422mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in the center of each diamond. Loosely cover ham with foil. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the soda, marmalade and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in mustard.
  3. Brush ham with some of the glaze; bake 15-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally with remaining glaze. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Slice and cube 2 cups ham; save for Ham & Noodle Bake. Slice and serve remaining ham. Yield: 9 servings plus leftovers.
Easy Marmalade Ham: Mix 1 tablespoon ground mustard and 1 teaspoon ground allspice. Score ham as directed; rub with spice mixture. Bake as directed, spreading 3/4 cup orange marmalade over top of ham during the last hour.

Classic Ham: Score and stud ham with cloves as directed. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup pineapple juice; rub over ham. Top with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. Bake as directed.
Originally published as Heavenly Citrus Ham in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p22

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sauceysandy User ID: 7765046 264833
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"This recipe was wonderful. My whole family could not get enough"

kaid21 User ID: 8158121 264732
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"Was really good, everyone said they liked it, I will be making this again"

mom23kids User ID: 3946374 180545
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"Super yummy, and juicy... will make again!!!!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 137163
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Very tasty. Great ham recipe."

Susie77 User ID: 98373 120704
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013 Edited Apr. 10, 2017

"I promised to return here after making this recipe. It was excellent! I used fewer cloves than called for, and added a 1/4 tsp of ginger to the glaze. Will make again."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2028937 198154
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Why do people rate recipes befor they try them??? This was very good and will serve again and again!"

Susie77 User ID: 98373 196532
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013 Edited Apr. 10, 2017

"At the rest of incurring wrath, I'll state right up front that I haven't yet made this, but am planning to. I'm allergic to pineapple so I was very pleased to find this ham recipe that uses something else! It looks amazing and sounds delicious. I'll come back and post more about it once we've tried it.

Edit: Tried it. It's amazing. In fact, I haven't made a ham any other way since! If you prefer to cook your ham in the crockpot, this recipe is versatile enough to do so. I combined the glaze ingredients and poured them over the ham in the crockpot. Cooked on low for six hours. The meat was juicy, tender, and the flavor was outstanding."

MY REVIEW User ID: 316062 151371
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

" I may try the Heavenly Citrus Ham for Easter this year it looks like a winner to me!"

sirsingsalot User ID: 4237956 120698
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"This is ham. Ham is salty. For a ham like this, my mother always par boiled first. That is what I do. Also, I am diabetic, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I would eat this as I often have glazed hams. I like the idea of the orange so I am making this for Easter."

girls2 User ID: 3087392 137162
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"This recipe sounds good and being diabetic I know there are options you can make here...substitutions for every ingredient used. There are lots of us who love to cook things for our families and friends that for whatever reason we can't be it. "

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