Ham with Citrus Sauce Recipe
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Ham with Citrus Sauce Recipe

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"If ham is included at our holiday family gatherings, everyone requests that it's served with this tasty orange sauce," relates Shelly Eckholm from Wing, North Dakota. "It is equally good served hot or cold."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 pounds)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1483mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Place ham on a greased rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-60 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add the orange juice, water, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add the orange and lemon peel. Brush about 3 tablespoons of sauce over ham. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through. Serve remaining sauce with ham. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Ham with Citrus Sauce in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p37

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kath518 User ID: 1891991 205076
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"I made this citrus sauce with my Easter ham. Everyone loved it! Delicious sauce."

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