This Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is a must for your upcoming holiday table! It is sweet and savory, full of the most perfect sticky glaze, and is so tender, yet crisp on the edges, like a ham should be.
Truly finger licking good and incredibly easy to make! Don’t be fooled or scared about making a ham this year. This recipe comes together quickly and effortlessly, so you can focus not only on the other components of your dinner, but also on your guests at hand!
Make life simple by purchasing a spiral-cut or sliced bone-in ham. It will help with keeping the ham process extremely simple! As simple as whisking the glaze ingredients together and slathering it on the ham every so often while it bakes. That’s it!
You are going to have enough to do the days leading up to Christmas, including Christmas day itself. So cutting out a step or two on slicing or scoring the meat can be a life saver on time.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 8-10 lb bone-in, spiral sliced ham
- Dark brown sugar
- Orange juice
- Honey (or maple syrup)
- Whole-grain dijon mustard
- Orange marmalade
Just a handful of ingredients to make a delicious, sticky, sweet and savory ham for a crowd!
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a heavy-duty roasting pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Place the rack into the pan on top of the foil.
- Unwrap the ham, pat it dry to remove some water (if needed), and place it fatty side up, flat side down.
- Combine ingredients for the glaze into a large mixing bowl and brush the glaze all over the ham, making sure to brush in between the slices.
- Cover loosely with foil or parchment paper and bake for 2-21/2 hours, or until a thermometer reads 125-130 degrees F.
- Remove from oven, increase the temperature to 425 degrees F and remove the foil.
- Brush more glaze over the ham and return it to the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes, brushing it with the remaining glaze every 5-6 minutes.
- Remove from oven and to a cutting board to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
EASY! DELICIOUS! Sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS HAM:
- Harbor Instant Read Thermometer – I use this with liquids and meats to check that the temperature has reached the approximate and/or safe temperature needed. I recommend checking that the ham has reached the recommended, safe temperature: 165 degrees F in the thickest part, prior to removing it from the oven.
- Cuisinart Roaster with Rack – This roasting pan and rack works perfectly for cooking the ham (or turkey) evenly and mess-free (if you line with aluminum foil – which I recommend!).
MORE DELICIOUS HOLIDAY-INSPIRED RECIPES TO TRY!
- Garlic Roasted Asparagus Au Gratin – this is the ultimate au gratin recipe if there ever was one! Oven-roasted asparagus topped with sautéed garlic and shallots, bacon, and the creamiest three-cheese sauce! Baked to perfection and incredibly delicious! Perfect as a side dish for the holidays or any occasion. You and your family are going to love it!
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese – the ultimate macaroni and cheese! Creamy and cheesy the way macaroni should be and baked to perfection with a crispy, buttery breadcrumb topping. If you’re seeking comfort food, then look no further!
- Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts – made with bacon, garlic, onion, and a delicious balsamic glaze. This makes for an incredible side dish for your upcoming holiday festivities! It is full of flavor, easy to prepare, and sure to be gobbled up by family and friends in no time! Guaranteed to be the new way you enjoy brussels sprouts!
- Easy Tender Instant Pot Turkey Breast – if you’re looking to cut back on the time and hassle of preparing a delicious and tender turkey breast this holiday season – then look no further! No getting up at the crack of dawn. No need to baste every 20-30 minutes. Take the guesswork, as well as all the extra time, out of your already busy holiday preparations! This turkey is fall-off-the-bone tender and moist and takes under an hour to make! Including the gravy.
- Pumpkin Cake Cookies – when cake meets cookie – you get soft, fluffy and chewy cake-like cookies that are incredibly decadent and full of pumpkin flavor. Topped with a homemade Cream Cheese Frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, these cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth. So delicious, they will have you reaching for a second or third! Only 125 calories per cookie!
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Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
- 10 lb bone-in, smoked spiral-cut ham
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup orange marmalade
- 3 tbsp whole-grain dijon mustard
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and move the top rack to the lower level of the oven.
- Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. This is optional and helps with an easier cleanup.
- Remove ham from packaging and pat dry, if needed, to remove any excess moisture. If using a ham that is not spiral-cut, score or slice the ham now in slices or a criss-cross pattern.
- Place flat-side down on roasting rack.
- Combine ingredients for the glaze. Brush 2/3 cup of glaze over the ham, making sure to brush in the folds/cuts.
- Cover ham loosely with foil or parchment paper.
- Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours (10 minutes per lb) or until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F.
- Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
- Brush 1/3 cup of glaze over the ham and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, glazing every 5-6 minutes until done. You will glaze at least 3 times total.
- Remove from oven and let sit or 10-15 minutes before removing to a cutting board to slice.