Festive Holiday Ham

Festive Holiday Ham Recipe

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A special ham for the holidays, that comes out of the oven looking like something in a magazine.

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25 Min
3 Hr 15 Min


9-10 pound smoked, fully cooked ham
whole cloves
1/2 c
triple sec
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 c
1/3 c
triple sec
3 1/2 Tbsp
prepared mustard
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
oranges, peeled and sliced
maraschino cherries, halved

How to Make Festive Holiday Ham


  • 1Slice the skin from the ham. Score the fat on the ham in a diamond design, and stud with cloves.
  • 2Inject 1/2 cup liqueur into ham at 3-inch intervals, using a bulb baster with a food injecting syringe attachment.
  • 3Combine the brown sugar and the next 7 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. Set the glaze aside.
  • 4Place the ham, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; pour the brown sugar mixture over the ham. Insert a meat thermometer, making sure it does not touch fat or bone. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, basting frequently with glaze.
  • 5Arrange the orange slices over the exposed portion of the ham; secure with wooden picks. Place a cherry half in the center of each orange slice. Bake, uncovered, an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 140 degrees.

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About Festive Holiday Ham

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom