This Orange Honey Glazed Ham is guaranteed to turn even the pickiest of eaters into fans. I received this recipe from my mother this past November when she paid us a visit over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The way I have always made ham has been in the slow cooker. What can be easier then placing it in the slow cooker, topping things off with sweet and savory ingredients, then letting it cook for a few hours? It’s a busy parents dream come true! I found myself abandoning everything I knew when my mother introduced me to this recipe.
There’s a secret ingredient in this ham that makes it stand out from all the others. Leaving this ingredient out can make or break this recipe. Substitutions can be made in it’s place, however, I’m a firm believer in trying to make a recipe ‘as is’ before trying to adapt it.
How to Make an Awesome Orange Honey Glazed Ham
The secret ingredient is orange flavored liqueur. Yes. You heard that right. There’s alcohol in this Orange Honey Glazed Ham. However, it cooks out when it is in the oven, leaving the sweet orange flavor in it’s path. The liqueur isn’t the only ingredient that can be blamed for it’s sweet and savory taste. Dijon mustard, orange juice concentrate, and honey all play a part in this delicious recipe.
This ham is also very versatile in the left overs department, which can save you not only time in the kitchen, but also money.
This Orange Honey Glazed Ham can be used in many different ways!
Here are a few meal ideas where ham can be used:
- Soups and stews
- Different types of sandwiches
- Toppings for a baked potato
- Breakfast in the mornings and
This amazing ham is now a family favorite recipe in our house. We hope it will become a staple in yours as well 🙂
- 1 (10 pound) Ham-precooked with bone-in
- ¼ cup of Dijon Mustard
- ¾ cup of light brown sugar
- 2 tsp. of ground cloves
- 1 cup of orange juice concentrate, melted
- ½ cup of orange flavored liqueur
- 1 tsp. of ground ginger
- ½ cup of honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Unwrap the ham and cut a diamond pattern on it's surface.Place the ham inside a deep sided roasting pan.
- In a small bowl, mix the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and ground cloves.
- With your hands, rub the mixture onto the surface of the entire ham.
- Cover the loosely with tin foil.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- In another small bowl, mix the orange juice concentrate, orange flavored liqueur, ground ginger, and honey.
- With a basting brush, baste the ham twice with this mixture.
- Return to the oven for another 3 hours, basting every ½ hour.
- Use remaining sauce during the last basting session.
- When ham is finished, slice and serve with some of the sauce inside the roasting pan.
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