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Winning Cranberry Glazed Ham Recipe

Winning Cranberry Glazed Ham Recipe

A dear friend shared the recipe for this tender ham with me. I've taken it to reunions, weddings, graduations, baptisms, holiday gatherings and more. It's a delicious way to please a crowd. The cranberry sauce adds flavor and color.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 bone-in fully cooked ham (about 8 pounds)


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, orange juice, steak sauce, oil, mustard and brown sugar. Score the surface of the ham with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes.
  • 2. Place ham in a 2-gal. resealable bag. Add half of cranberry mixture; seal bag and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning several times. Cover and refrigerate remaining cranberry mixture.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade from ham. Place ham on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan; cover with foil. Bake at 325° for 1-3/4 hours.
  • 4. Place reserved cranberry mixture in a small saucepan; heat through. Uncover ham; brush with cranberry mixture.
  • 5. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, brushing with cranberry mixture every 15 minutes. Warm remaining cranberry; serve with ham. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Reviews for Winning Cranberry Glazed Ham

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GStaelens 228148
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"Very good"

habenaroman 224105
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"My favorite whole ham recipe."

Bakedwithlove 215899
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"I made for Christmas dinner AWESOME!!! My children loved it! This is a keeper!"

vbag 63612
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"The combination of the cranberry juice and orange juice was perfect. Adding the brown sugar and mustard gave it an unusual gourmet flavor. I loved it! Thanks."

TOHBubba 142497
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Ham has a great taste, looks beautiful and turns out fantastic. What's not to like?"

Aquarelle 59443
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"I halved all of the glaze ingredients and used it on a smaller pit ham. It was really delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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