Festive Ham Glaze Recipe
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Festive Ham Glaze Recipe

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As long as I can remember, my favorite room's been the kitchen. My glaze dates back to shortly after my husband (of 23 years now) and I were married. My parents were visiting, I cooked a Sunday ham with this glaze—and I've done it that same way from then on. Since my husband made his career in the Air Force, we spent years in the city or living in close quarters. When he retired, we decided to plant roots here where we could experience the daily wonder of God's creation. (The rise and set of the sun, silhouetting the mountains in the distance, is breathtaking.) Our children are 17 and 11.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:10-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 10-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham (5 to 8 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  1. Score surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Place in a large baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over ham. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning ham occasionally.
  3. Reserving glaze, remove ham to a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer. Bake, uncovered, at 325° until thermometer registers 140° about 2-4 hours, brushing occasionally with glaze. Yield: 10-16 servings.
Originally published as Festive Ham Glaze in Country Woman March/April 1994, p31

This recipe pairs well with a medium white wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

My husband is SO PICKY and he raved about this glaze. It was very simple to prepare and was DELICIOUS. Basting the ham while it cooked gave it a great crusty, sweet glaze. I am going to try this on ham steaks tonight.

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

After reading all of the baked ham recipes I am so glad I picked this recipe.it is so good! I like the idea of marinating the ham I put it in a roasting bag so all the juices would stay in the bag and turning it often instead of putting the ham in a bowl. This baked ham recipe was so delicious. I will keep this one in my recipe box and make it again. So good and very moist so easy.

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

so easy and simple to make and by the way it taste GREAT

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

Loved this glaze! I think this will be our go to glaze for Christmas.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2008

This glaze is delicious. Wonderful flavour. I used it on a spiral ham for Christmas dinner, and it was the best I've ever tasted. All the family raved about it too.

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