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Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham Recipe

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The fruit juices combine with the ham liquid to make a sweet gravy my family looks forward to having each Easter and Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1/2 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 ounces) equals 479 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1851 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow foil-lined roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove into each diamond. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar and juices to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until glaze is reduced to 1 cup.
  3. Baste ham with 1/3 cup glaze. Bake, uncovered, 25-35 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting with remaining glaze every 10 minutes. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham in Country April/May 2007, p49

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"I have made this recipe for years its been pass down from my mother , as its been pass down to her from her mom .. it's Our familys favorite to make every year during the holidays even just as an everyday meal. we all love it"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"This made the perfect ham! I didn't boil the glaze all the way down, but it was still delicious."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"Perfect Ham. Loved the glazed simple and easy to do."

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