• 8 Ratings

Try this Cajun-Spiced Ham recipe as the centerpiece of your next holiday meal or Sunday dinner. The sweet and spicy Cajun spice is a zesty swap for more traditional honey-glazed ham recipes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. For rub, in a small bowl combine brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, lemon peel, and black pepper. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over ham; rub in with your fingers.

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  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of ham. The thermometer should not touch bone.

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  • Place roasting pan on oven rack. Pour enough water into the roasting pan to reach 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Cover with foil; bake for 1 hour. Remove foil. Bake for 30 minutes to 1-1/4 hours more or until thermometer registers 140°F. If desired, serve ham with maple syrup.


No dried lemon peel? Use 4 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel instead. Need it faster? Rub the spice mix onto ½-inch-thick ham slices and grill.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; 13 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 1100 mg sodium. 512 mg potassium; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 31 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 194 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 9 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;


8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0