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Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 479 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1851mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.

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  • joyfulcooking
    Apr 10, 2017

    I would cut down the juice and sugar before making it.

  • cookingmoose
    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

  • Paulawenger
    Dec 28, 2009

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

  • Cooking N Maize
    Dec 25, 2009

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