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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


Credit: Jason Donnelly

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15 mins
30 mins
45 mins


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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.

  • 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.

  • 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; fat 13g; cholesterol 84mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 3g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; sugars 1g; protein 31g; vitamin a 194.4IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.7mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 8.7mg; vitamin b6 0.7mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0.7mcg; sodium 1100mg; potassium 512mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 1.8mg.