Thursday, April 5, 2012

Heavenly Holiday Ham

With the bunny hopping by in just a few more days...

our Easter table is embellished with shiny eggs and parading ducks in their Easter bonnets. 

So are you scrambling for the perfect entree to serve? 

Preparing an enticing ham with a prized orange-honey glaze
 will make your celebration soar!

Orange-Honey Spiral Ham
looks and smells divine and tastes beyond amazing.  
Best of all, before you know it, your ham will be heating 
in the oven, allowing you time to celebrate with family and friends.

Begin with a Spiral Cut Ham
                                                                                          photo courtesy of KSL
Mix up the Orange-Honey Ham Glaze

Lay your ham on two sheets of heavy foil.  Spoon glaze between slices of ham.  Pour remaining glaze over the ham and wrap tightly.  Bake as directed.
Orange-Honey Spiral Ham

    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • Zest and juice of two oranges*
    • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    • pinch of nutmeg
    • 1 (10 pound) bone-in half spiral ham
    Heat oven to 325 degrees F.  In a bowl, mix all of the glaze ingredients together.  Place the ham, (cut side down), in the middle of two sheets of heavy duty aluminum.  Use enough to completely enclose the ham.  Pour or brush the glaze over the ham, working it in a little between the slices.  Tightly wrap the ham up and place it on a rack in a roasting pan.  Fill the pan with about an inch of water and roast in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees, about 20 minutes per pound. For a 10 pound ham plan on approximately 2-1/2 hours.  Let the ham rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
    * Update:  Without an orange in sight, I used the rind and juice from 2 tangelos and the glaze was perfectly delicious.

    You may want to pair it with yummy Curried Fruit, my go-to showy side I always serve with ham.

    Happy Easter All!


    1. This sounds yummy. I love the sweet and spicy ingredients.

    2. I'd say that looks Heavenly too! And that handsome gentleman wearing a green velvet bow tie welcoming us to your post looks so dapper!

      Happy Easter, to you are your sweet family!

    3. The ham glaze sounds great, I always use orange at Easter too! Wishing you a wonderful Easter:@)

    4. I do love ham at Easter. The bunnies are so cute too. Have a wonderful Easter. Joni

    5. Oh boy, that looks so good, love these flavors together...Happy Easter! ;)

    6. I love your bunny greeter ;) That is a such a beautiful ham and delicious flavors! Happy Easter, Gnee!

    7. Happy Easter to you and your family!! Love the bunny, he's so cute!

    8. I need to find out if my mom saw this one. It looks delicious! (She's in charge of the Easter ham, don'tcha know!)

    9. Renee, I love your ham glaze, it sounds just delish but what's amazing to me is the curried fruit! My mom started serving this with ham many years ago and my sisters and I have all have continued this tradition, You're right - it is the PERFECT partner for ham! We also serve a potatoes au gratin with this, another wonderful pairing! Not exactly dieter's delight but deliciously delightful! :)

    10. Hi :) Copying your ham recipe for DH to use tomorrow, thanks!

    11. I love this recipe. It sounds so good! I love pumpkin pie spice and buy it when it's seasonal at Trader Joe's. Love it in yogurt and I'd already given thought to how I'd use the entire bottle but now I know that it will be perfect baked on ham!


    Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée