Holiday Ham

Keep this holiday ham recipe on hand for Easter, Thanksgiving, or whenever you want an impressive entrée as centerpiece of the dinner table. Use our pomegranate sauce for ham or one of the other fruit-infused glazes to really make your holiday ham the highlight of the meal.

Holiday Ham
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
90 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
20

Ingredients

  • 1 6 pound cooked ham, rump half

  • 1 recipe Apricot-Mustard Glaze, Pomegranate BBQ Glaze, or Cranberry-Orange Glaze

Pomegranate BBQ Glaze

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ cup bottled chili sauce

  • ½ cup pomegranate juice

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon white or regular balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Apricot-Mustard Glaze

  • 1 cup apricot preserves

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Chinese-style hot mustard

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Cranberry-Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup cranberry relish or orange-cranberry marmalade

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or sage

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Score ham by making shallow diagonal cuts in a diamond pattern at 1-inch intervals. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going thermometer into center of ham (thermometer should not touch the bone). Cover with foil.

  2. Bake for 1 1/4 hours. Uncover; bake for 20 to 60 minutes more or until thermometer registers 140°F. Meanwhile, prepare desired glaze. Brush ham with some of the glaze during the last 20 minutes of baking. Serve with remaining glaze.

Pomegranate BBQ Glaze

  1. In a medium saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chili sauce, pomegranate juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, dry mustard, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

Apricot-Mustard Glaze

  1. In a small bowl stir together preserves, vinegar, mustard, and ginger.

Cranberry-Orange Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan combine the cranberry relish, orange juice, and thyme. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture is thickened to a glazing consistency.

Apricot-Mustard Glaze

Nutrition analysis per teaspoon: 33 calories, 0 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 6 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 11 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron

Cranberry-Orange Glaze

Nutrition analysis per 2 teaspoons: 22 calories, 0 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 0 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 4 gm sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron

Pomegranate BBQ Glaze

Nutrition analysis per 2 teaspoons: 30 calories, 0 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 6 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 96 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1110mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 29g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 461mg 10%
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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