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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 thermometer reads 140°, brushing with cranberry mixture every 15 minutes. Warm remaining cranberry; serve with ham. Yield: 16-20 servings.

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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 228148
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"Very good"

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 224105
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"My favorite whole ham recipe."

Bakedwithlove User ID: 8182776 215899
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

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

vbag User ID: 1135425 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 User ID: 1506223 142497
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

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

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 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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