Orange and Cranberry Glaze for Ham

Pam Ellingson


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.

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Glazes one ham with extra for passing at the table
5 Min
10 Min


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


  • 1In a small saucepan (or microwaveable bowl), place all ingredients except sugar/sugar substitute.
  • 2Stir 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.
  • 3Alternate 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.
  • 4Spread 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.

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About Orange and Cranberry Glaze for Ham

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #orange, #ham, #glaze, #Cranberry