This citrus Spice Glazed Ham made with fresh oranges, Dijon mustard, honey, and cloves is an easy but impressive main dish that’s perfect for a crowd!
Ham is the perfect main dish for holidays like Christmas and Easter, or any big gathering. It doesn’t take a lot of work, it feeds a crowd easily, it can be served warm or at room temperature, and it goes with a wide variety of side dishes! It’s my favorite choice when I don’t want to fuss with anything more complicated.
And go ahead and toss the glaze packet that comes with your spiral ham, I’ve got something so much better. This 5-ingredient homemade glaze is made with fresh orange juice and zest, honey, Dijon mustard, and ground cloves. It’s sweet and citrusy, subtly spiced, and creates a very flavorful ham everyone will love.
How to bake this Citrus Spice Glazed Ham
To keep this dish super simple, I prefer to use a fully cooked spiral ham. And I always choose a bone-in ham as it has more flavor than boneless. Since the ham is already fully baked, all you need to do is rewarm it in the oven:
- Place it cut side-down in a roasting pan or 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Cover tightly with foil and bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes per pound, about 2 and a half hours total for a 10 pound ham.
- To glaze the ham, remove the foil during the last 30 minutes of baking and brush the ham generously with the glaze about every 10 minutes.
Baking the covered ham at a low temperature for several hours keeps it very moist and juicy, while glazing the ham at the end at a higher temperature caramelizes the edges and creates a lot of great flavor.
Ideas for using up leftover ham
Looking for ways to use up any of this leftover citrus spice glazed ham? Check out these recipes:
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Citrus Spice Glazed Ham
- 10 lb bone-in fully cooked ham
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham in a roasting dish and cover with foil. Bake for 2 hours.
- In a small saucepan, combine the orange zest, orange juice, honey, Dijon mustard and cloves. Bring to a boil and whisk until smooth. Simmer for about 5 minutes until thickened.
- Remove foil from roasting dish and brush ham with glaze. Cook for an additional 30 minutes, glazing ham about every 10 minutes.
- Brush ham with remaining glaze before serving.
- You can use a spiral-cut ham or a ham that is not pre-sliced, per your preference.