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Heavenly Citrus Ham Recipe

Heavenly Citrus Ham Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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 (recipe also in Recipe Finder). Slice and serve remaining ham. Yield: 9 servings plus leftovers.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked ham equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 1,422 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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