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Winning Cranberry Glazed Ham

 Winning Cranberry Glazed Ham
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.
16-20 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 1-3/4 hours


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place reserved cranberry mixture in a small saucepan; heat through.
  • Uncover ham; brush with cranberry mixture.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140°,
  • brushing with cranberry mixture every 15 minutes. Warm remaining

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Winning Cranberry Glazed Ham (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cranberry; serve with ham. Yield: 16-20 servings.