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The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham Recipe
An Easy Recipe For Glazed Baked Ham
How would you describe the best-ever glazed baked ham recipe? In my opinion, the recipe for the best baked ham would have to be fairly easy to put together and yield an absolutely delicious result. This recipe does just that. It is actually very easy and the result will melt-in-your-mouth.
This recipe has become a tradition at our house, both an Easter dinner tradition and a New Year's Day tradition. Occasionally, we have been known to have it at a special gathering in the summer as it is the perfect accompaniment to potato salad and country seed bread. We do reserve it for special occasions because we know that ham, especially the cut used in this recipe, is not a lean meat.
When you prepare this recipe for your friends and family, I hope that it brings the same rave reviews at your house as it does every single time at mine. My youngest son was actually heard recently to say, "I liked it better when Doug did not like ham!" Can you guess why a 15-year old teenager would say that? If you guessed because sharing it with his brother means there is less for him, then you would be right!
Picture of our Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham.
A 6 to 7 pound cooked ham with the bone in. In Canada this ham is called a smoked pork picnic shoulder ham
1/2 cup of orange marmalade (although I often substitute other jams like pineapple)
2 tablespoons of honey mustard (this can be a prepared honey mustard or a simple mix of equal parts of honey and mustard)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with foil and put in a small rack.
- Remove the wrapper from the ham. My hams also come with a mesh on them that I remove. Cut away the tough rind on the ham leaving at least 1/4 inch of the fat which helps keep the meat from drying out as it cooks. Score the top and the sides in a diamond pattern. Add a clove in the center area of each diamond. Place ham in the dish with the decorated side up. Stir together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Brush the ham with about half of the glaze.
- Bake for 1 hour and then brush with the rest of the glaze.
- Cook for 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer registers 140 degrees.
- Place ham on a cutting board or serving platter and allow 20 minutes before carving.
A Simple Shortcut
If you want to be able to pop the ham in the oven without any fuss when your company has arrived, you can prepare the ham for the glaze the day before, cover it and keep it in the refrigerator until it is time to cook it.
Another ham shortcut if you don't want to prepare the ham yourself you can order one from Amazon!
Amazon Customer Review:
Amazon customer Joan G. from Roseburg, Oregon, says that her husband was given an Amazon gift certificate and they ordered a ham for Christmas from Omaha Steaks. She says that the spiral sliced ham they received was the best one they have ever purchased. It arrives nicely packaged in a good container that kept the ham refrigerated during shipping. They will be ordering from Omaha again.
J.A. Henckels Carving Knife Set
If you like carving the traditional way, you will enjoy this quality Henckels knife set.
We all know the value of a great knife and J.A. Henckels surely has a top notch reputation. This 8-inch carving knife and 7-inch fork are perfect for slicing your ham or carving any other meats. Amazon says that it is a 'high-tech, welded, high-carbon stainless-steel knife blade with black synthetic, three-rivet full-tang handles.' This set is made in Germany and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Family Traditions Spring From The Oddest Places
A bit of humorous ham!
There was a young lady getting a ham ready for dinner. She cut off the end of the ham and put it in the pan. A watching friend asked why she cut off the end of the ham and the young lady replied that she did not know but that her mother always did that so she thought you were supposed to do it. When asked, her mother replied that she did not know why she cut off the end of the ham but that her mother always did that so she thought you were supposed to do it. Finally, when the Grandmother was asked why she cut off the end of the ham before she baked it the Grandmother replied that it would not fit into her baking pan!
Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Knife Set
An electric knife really does make the carving job much easier
Amazon customer Janet M. Major says this is the only electric knife that she has found that works for her small hands. She calls it great value and says that she has been using this model of knife for 25 years.
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- Paula Deen's Cola Basted Ham Recipe from the Food Network
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- Emeril Lagasse's Spiced Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes Recipe from the Food Network
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- Ina Garten's Baked Virginia Ham
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Cutting Board With Groove
I do not have one (yet) but this is definitely the item that I NEED in my kitchen to contain the juice from my roasts, whether they be roast ham, turkey or beef. The one illustrated to the right is a high end choice. I love the fact that it has the spikes to hold your roast in place but do wonder how it would be safely stored. Shown below is a more reasonably priced cutting board with good Amazon customer reviews. It also has a groove for catching juices but it does not have the spikes to hold your roast in place.
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