Glazed Holiday Ham

Glazed Ham


  • 1 whole fully cooked bone-in ham (ours our small 3lb. hams)
  • whole cloves
  • 3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1-2 blood oranges, juiced
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚.
  2. Score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep. Place cloves in the middle of each diamond. Place ham in a large roasting pan with a rack, tent it with foil, and bake for about 1/2 hour. Note: for larger hams, bake approximately 15 minutes per lb (until internal temperature exceeds 135˚F). 
  3. Heat the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and orange juice in a small saucepan until bubbly. Cook until reduced and a bit thicker, about 15 minutes. Don't walk away from the stove, or you may find that the sauce has bubbled over.
  4. After initial baking time, remove the foil and brush the glaze on the ham in 5 minute intervals (put the ham back in the oven, uncovered, in between) until it's nice and glossy.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to rest 15-20 minutes before carving.