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orange and cranberry glaze for ham

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pam Ellingson
Wichita, KS

For those who like the sweet and tart taste of cranberries and oranges combined, this makes a great glaze for Thanksgiving or Christmas hams. Quick and easy too. Haven't made this lately so I used a Google image til Thanksgiving or Christmas.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For orange and cranberry glaze for ham

  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh cranberries, chopped fine
  • 1 c
    unsweetened orange juice
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 2 to 3 tsp
    horseradish (optional)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 to 4 tsp
    sugar or sugar substitute, to taste

How To Make orange and cranberry glaze for ham

  • 1
    In a small saucepan (or microwaveable bowl), place all ingredients except sugar/sugar substitute.
  • 2
    Stir well and cook over medium low heat until thickened, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add sugar or substitute to taste. Mixture should be tart, but not astringent.
  • 3
    Alternate Microwave method: Stir well. Microwave on high until the mixture thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stirring several times during cooking. Set aside to cool. Add sugar or substitute to taste.
  • 4
    Spread glaze over the ham during the last hour of cooking, repeat glazing once or twice. If glaze begins gets too dark cover with foil to avoid burning.