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
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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 equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 1422 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g 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

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

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

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Very tasty. Great ham recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

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

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"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."

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