Every once in a while, I enjoy making something special for Ryan. Whether it’s a dessert of his choice or a meal he’s been craving, it’s a great way to show my love for him. One of his favorite dishes includes ham. Well, I don’t particularly eat ham. Never have and it’s not something I ever desire. But I thought it was time to make one of his favorite dishes.
Believe it or not, this was my very first time making it for him. I know. You’d think after being married for five years I would have decided to do this a lot sooner. Nope!
For the most part, I’ve always been in charge of grocery shopping and planning out our meals. Therefore, he just goes along with what I decide to make. I really appreciate that he isn’t picky so I just wanted to show a little love by making his favorite meal. They say food is the way to a man’s heart, right?
Well, this Orange Glazed Ham definitely won his heart!
He kept telling me that it was full of flavor and was totally impressed with the recipe. Remember, that’s coming from someone who has had ham all his life. So, I am pleased!
What’s in this delicious glaze, you might ask?
Check out the recipe below and get started on this super easy Orange Glazed Ham that will have your family asking for more!
Orang Glazed Ham
- 1 6lb Ham
- 3/4 cup Orange Marmalade
- 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 cup Bourbon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 Lemon Squeezed
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the orange marmalade, maple syrup, dijon mustard, bourbon, ginger, salt, pepper, and lemon. Whisk until combined.
Remove the ham from its packaging and place the flat side down onto a deep roasting pan.
Next, gently score the ham in a criss-cross pattern.
Brush half of the glaze onto the ham and set the rest aside.
Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for 2 1/2 hours. The core temperature should be between 125-130 degrees F.
Once the ham is fully cooked, take it out and increase the temperature to 425 degrees F.
Brush more of the glaze onto the ham and place back into the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Repeat this step 3 more times or until you have used up all of the leftover glaze.
Keep an eye on the ham so that the glaze does not burn. Take out the ham and allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!