Honey-Orange Ham

Tangy citrus, sweet honey and zesty mustard marinate ham for a mouthwatering main dish to please a crowd.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
orange
1/3
cup honey
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1
fully cooked bone-in half-ham (6 to 9 pounds)
Whole cloves, if desired

  • 1 Grate 1 tablespoon peel from orange; squeeze juice. Mix peel and juice with honey and mustard in small bowl. Pierce surface of ham at 2-inch intervals with metal skewer; place in 2-gallon resealable plastic food-storage bag. Pour honey mixture over ham; seal bag. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Discard marinade. Insert cloves in ham. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 1 hour. Cover loosely with aluminum foil so ham does not overbrown. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 135° to 140°. Let ham stand loosely covered 10 to 15 minutes for easier carving.

Expert Tips

Fresh orange slices or kumquats and sprigs of watercress make a simple, yet elegant garnish for this holiday favorite.

The honey marinade soaks into the ham, giving the ham great flavor and a deep golden brown glaze.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
1310mg
1310%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
3 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.