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Orange Maple Syrup Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

Whether you are looking for the best glazed Christmas ham or a baked ham recipe for Easter, you will love this yummy Baked ham recipe! This orange glazed ham is super flavorful, moist, easy-to-make, and picture perfect! This just may be the best Christmas ham ever!

Whether you are looking for the best glazed Christmas ham or a baked ham recipe for Easter, you will love this yummy Baked ham recipe! This orange glazed ham is super flavorful, moist, easy-to-make, and picture perfect! This just may be the best Christmas ham ever! 

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Orange Glazed Ham

Our family doesn’t splurge on a nice ham very often, so when we do we want it to be the best Christmas ham! We like to serve our Orange glazed ham for both Christmas and Easter. Then we follow it up with our leftover ham bone soup recipe! This Christmas ham is picture perfect and no fuss. Just whip up the orange ham glaze to lock in the moisture and add an incredible flavor that compliments the Christmas ham dinner perfectly!

All you need to make this delicious ham roast are a few simple ingredients: 10 lb bone in ham Cloves oranges water maple syrup or honey brown sugar dijon mustard ground cinnamon allspice

Maple Glazed Ham

All you need to make this delicious ham roast are a few simple ingredients:

  • 10 lb bone in ham
  • Cloves
  • oranges
  • water
  • maple syrup or honey
  • brown sugar
  • dijon mustard
  • ground cinnamon
  • allspice

Take the ham out of fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking so it can come to room temperature. This prevents the meat from seizing and becoming tough. Preheat the oven to  320°F.  Arrange the oven shelf on the lower third so the ham will be sitting in the center of the oven.

honey glaze recipe

Christmas Ham Dinner

Make the Orange Maple Ham Glaze by mixing the maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cinnamon, and all spice until well combined.

how to remove ham rind

Best Christmas Ham

Remove the ham rind (aka skin) by running a small knife around bone handle, down each side of the ham, and under the rind on the cut face. Now slide your fingers under the rind on the cut face of the ham, and run them back and forth to loosen while pulling the rind back. Use knife as needed to slice off any residual rind.

cut diamond pattern and affix cloves if desired

Glazed Christmas Ham

Lightly cut 1″ diamonds across the fat surface of the ham, avoiding cutting into the meat. Optional: Make it extra pretty by inserting a clove in the intersection of the cross of each diamond on the surface.

Christmas Ham

Baked Ham Recipe

Place the ham in a large baking dish. Now squeeze the juice of 1 orange, cut into quarters, over the ham. Then place the orange pieces along with the remaining but orange into the baking dish around the ham.

Maple Syrup Ham Glaze

Brush half the glaze all over the surface and cut face of the ham. Don’t worry about glazing the underside as the glaze drips down into pan.

Finally pour the 1 cup of water in the bottom of the baking dish and place the ham in the oven.

Honey Ham Glaze

Honey Ham Glaze

Bake the ham for 1.5 – 2 hours, basting very generously every 30 minutes with the remaining glaze and juices in the bottom of the pan until sticky and golden.

HINT: Use foil patches to protect bits that brown faster than others.

Best Christmas Ham

Maple Syrup Ham Glaze

Allow the cooked ham to rest for at about 20 minutes before serving to allow the meat to soak juices and be extra moist. Baste generously again before serving because as the glaze in the pan cools it thickens, which means it “paints” the ham even better.

Glazed Christmas Ham

This ham is not only picture perfect for your holiday table, but the flavor is so refreshing, light, and delightful. You will find your guests coming back for seconds and thirds!

Baked Ham Recipe

So enjoy this perfectly based, baked ham with a wonderful light glaze that will compliment whatever other sidedishes and dessert you are serving!

The best glazed Christmas ham! Our baked ham recipe has an orange glaze, is super flavorful, moist, easy-to-make, & picture perfect!

Christmas Ham

The best glazed Christmas ham! Our baked ham recipe has an orange glaze, is super flavorful, moist, easy-to-make, & picture perfect!

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Orange Maple Syrup Glazed Ham Recipe

Whether you are looking for the best glazed Christmas ham or a baked ham recipe for Easter, you will love this yummy Baked ham recipe! This orange glazed ham is super flavorful, moist, easy-to-make, and picture perfect! This just may be the best Christmas ham ever! 
Servings: 10 people
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 10 lb bone-in ham
  • 30 whole cloves optional for studding
  • 2 whole oranges cut into quarters
  • 1 cup water

Orange Maple Ham Glaze

  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons prepared dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  • Take the ham out of fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking so it can come to room temperature. This prevents the meat from seizing and becoming tough. Preheat the oven to  320°F . Arrange the oven shelf on the lower third so the ham will be sitting in the center of the oven.
  • Make the Orange Maple Ham Glaze by mixing the maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cinnamon, and all spice until well combined.
  • Remove the ham rind (aka skin) by running a small knife around bone handle, down each side of the ham, and under the rind on the cut face. Now slide your fingers under the rind on the cut face of the ham, and run them back and forth to loosen while pulling the rind back. Use knife as needed to slice off any residual rind. Lightly cut 1" diamonds across the fat surface of the ham, avoiding cutting into the meat.
    Optional: Make it extra pretty by inserting a clove in the intersection of the cross of each diamond on the surface
  • Place the ham in a large baking dish. Now squeeze the juice of 1 orange, cut into quarters, over the ham. Then place the orange pieces along with the remaining but orange into the baking dish around the ham. Brush half the glaze all over the surface and cut face of the ham. Don't worry about glazing the underside as the glaze drips down into pan.
    Finally pour the 1 cup of water in the bottom of the baking dish and place the ham in the oven.
  • Bake the ham for 1.5 – 2 hours, basting very generously every 30 minuteswith the remaining glaze and juices in the bottom of the pan until sticky andgolden.
    HINT:Use foil patches to protect bits that brown faster than others
  • Allow the cooked ham to rest for at about 20 minutes beforeserving to allow the meat to soak juices and be extra moist. Baste generouslyagain before serving because as the glaze in the pan cools it thickens, whichmeans it "paints" the ham even better.

Our family doesn't splurge on a nice ham very often, so when we do we want it to be the best Christmas ham! We like to serve our Orange glazed ham for both Christmas and Easter. Then we follow it up with our leftover ham bone soup recipe! This Christmas ham is picture perfect and no fuss. Just whip up the orange ham glaze to lock in the moisture and add an incredible flavor that compliments the Christmas ham dinner perfectly!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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