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Baked ham slathered with a sticky, sweet, and savory glaze will be the center of attention on your holiday table! Turn any meal into a celebration with this easy recipe for Orange and Red Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham and watch the rave reviews come in.
The holidays for my family are always special. They mean fun times and they also mean everyone gathers around food. We have long-held traditions we observe which include recipes that bring back beautiful memories.
At the top of the list of must-make recipes for any family celebration is a glazed ham. Over the years I’ve honed my skill at making a juicy, flavorful ham and I’m thrilled to share this new recipe.
Fresh oranges, spicy sweet red pepper jelly, wine, ginger and cinnamon are combined to make a glaze that is out of this world. It’s thick, rich, sticky and sweet. This amazing sauce turns an ordinary store-bought ham into something magical and your family and friends will go crazy over it.
Ingredients For This Recipe
- Fully cooked, bone-in, ham. I like to use a spiral cut ham that’s been smoked.
- Red Pepper Jelly
- White wine or chicken stock
- Ground Ginger
How To Make Glazed Ham
Making a glazed ham is easier than you think! There’s just a few simple steps:
- Unwrap the ham, discard all the wrapping and the “seasoning pack” that comes with the ham. Place it cut side down in a roasting pan or deep casserole dish. Cover tightly with foil. Place in the oven to be thoroughly heated.
- Make the glaze by zesting and juicing the orange and adding all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Reduce the liquid by half until the sauce is thick and syrupy.
- Glaze the ham every 10 to 15 minutes during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
- Remove the ham from the oven, and place it on a serving platter. Spoon over any additional drippings or glaze. Enjoy!
What To Serve With Orange and Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham
The possibilities are endless for yummy side dishes to serve with a glazed ham. For the holidays, here are a few of my favorites:
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Skillet Green Beans
- Southern Pineapple Casserole
- Cheese Grits Casserole
How To Store and Freeze Glazed Ham
Store leftover ham in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Glazed ham can be frozen in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months.
Ways To Use Leftover Ham
There’s nothing quite like a sandwich made with leftover ham. Pile it high on your favorite bread slathered with mayonnaise and mustard. YUM!
One of the most brilliant ways to use leftover ham is to turn it into Southern Ham Salad. With a few simple ingredients and a food processor, you can turn leftovers into something spectacular!
More Ham Recipes You’ll Love!
- 1 9- 10 pound bone-in fully cooked ham
- ¾ cup white wine or chicken stock
- 1 8 ounce jarred red pepper jelly
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Remove ham from wrapping and discard it and seasoning packet. Place ham, cut side down in a roasting pan. Trim any excess fat. Cover tightly with foil and place in the oven. Cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- While ham is baking, make the glaze. To a small saucepot, add wine, red pepper jelly, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, and ginger. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until reduced by half.
- Remove tin foil from ham. Baste ham with glaze and place back in the oven for 15 minutes. Glaze ham a second time and continue to cook for 15 more minutes. Remove ham from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Slice ham from bone and place on serving platter. Spoon over additional drippings and glaze if desired.
More Thanksgiving Classics
If you’re looking for more ideas to help you celebrate the season, I’ve got you covered. These easy to make, showstopping side dishes are destined to become family favorites in no time!
Which red pepper jelly do you use? Is it a hot red pepper jelly?
I like to use a pepper jelly with a little kick to it, but you can choose whichever you want it’s all personal preference. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
What changes would you make to this recipe if you wanted to use a 3 lb boneless smoked ham instead?
Thank you so much for your amazing rating! That’s a great question, if you are using a 3 lb boneless ham I would cut the other ingredients in the recipe to 1/3. The new measurements would be 1/4 of white wine/chicken stock, 1/3 jar red pepper jelly, 2 teaspoons of orange zest, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, and just a pinch of cinnamon and ginger. I really hope this is helpful, and that you enjoy the recipe!