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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Orange Glaze

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Orange Glaze
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 20

Makers like you know that simple ingredients can create the most delicious dishes. Our brown sugar, orange juice ham glaze is the perfect example with just 4 ingredients needed to make an orange glaze for ham. While the ham roasts uncovered, create the glaze using brown sugar, orange juice, ground mustard and grated orange peel. Brush it over the ham during the last 45 minutes of baking for a sweet, zingy and just-right tangy flavor. Try it for your next big occasion, and we promise it’ll earn you rave reviews. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 27, 2020

Ingredients

6-lb fully cooked smoked bone-in ham
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons orange or pineapple juice
1
tablespoon ground mustard
1
teaspoon grated orange peel

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. On rack in shallow roasting pan, place ham. Insert meat thermometer in thickest part of ham. Bake uncovered 1 hour 30 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F to 140°F.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Brush glaze over ham during last 45 minutes of baking.
  • 3
    Remove ham from oven; cover with tent of foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes for easier carving.

Expert Tips

  • If you have leftover ham, freeze it for future soups, salads or sandwiches. Stored in an airtight container, frozen ham will keep up to two months.
  • The traditional crosshatch pattern you see on many hams isn’t there just for decorative purposes (although it does bake up awfully pretty). Those cuts allow the glaze you’re brushing on to penetrate further into the ham so that the flavor is richer. While it’s not an essential step and your ham will still turn out tasty without the hatching, give it a try and see if you notice a difference! Learn more about the best techniques in our article on How to Glaze a Ham.
  • The ingredients in this glaze are all doing different jobs that result in well-rounded and balanced flavor. The sweetness of the brown sugar is a counterpoint to the inherent saltiness of a ham while the acid of the orange and mustard (which contains another acid, vinegar) cut through the richness of sugar and ham to add dimensional flavor.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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