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Elegant Holiday Ham Glaze Recipe

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For a sweet and tasty glaze to add to your Easter ham, try this tasty glaze. The citrus makes it so delicious.—Hormel, Horst Kruppa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • Juice and grated peel of 1 orange
  • Juice and grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sweet red wine or cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • Drippings from a baked ham, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cold water, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 96 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine orange and lemon juices and peel, wine or cranberry juice, corn syrup and mustard. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add the cranberry sauce and ham drippings if desired; heat through. If a thicker glaze is desired, bring just to a boil.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water; add to glaze. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Serve warm over sliced ham. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Elegant Holiday Ham Glaze in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p19

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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