Honey-Orange Ham

Honey-Orange Ham

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

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cup honey
teaspoon ground mustard
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.
Makes 12 servings
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Special Touch
Fresh orange slices or kumquats and sprigs of watercress make a simple, yet elegant garnish for this holiday favorite.
Did You Know?
The honey marinade soaks into the ham, giving the ham great flavor and a deep golden brown glaze.

Nutrition Information:

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