I love spring. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and the weather is warming up and vegetables are starting to become more readily available, and of course, Easter Ham! When ham hits the grocery stores, I know that spring is upon us. We prepare our Orange Glazed Easter Ham the night before so that we can spend as much time as possible with family.
Most holidays we spend so much time in the kitchen, preparing, cooking, serving, cleaning and cleaning some more; but this Orange Glazed Easter Ham takes the stress out dinner. You can prepare the glaze ahead of time, and all you need to do with the spiral ham is stick it in a pan and cover it with foil. Easy dinners are my favorite!
We served our Orange Glazed Easter Ham with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and roasted broccoli. I have included links for the printable versions of these recipes at the bottom of the post. You can prepare the carrots and broccoli the night before too, so that Easter, after church (if you go), you can peel and dice some potatoes, toss them in a pot with water, take your ham and glaze out, get the veggies ready in a dish, so that all you have to do is toss everything in the oven and boil and mash the potatoes!
Even though the Orange Glazed Easter Ham is absolutely delicious at Easter Dinner, the leftovers are even better! We like to make sandwiches with our leftovers, and this Easter Ham was the perfect filling for grilled ham and cheese! I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the ham this time, I just let the ham speak for itself.
* If you’re following my March Menu, please add orange marmalade to the list.
1, 8-9 lb spiral ham, bone in
1 cup water
1 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sailor jerry rum, optional
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup orange juice
6 cloves garlic
2 tsp salt
1 tsp each, nutmeg and black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth.
Place ham in a large roasting pan, pour water into the bottom, and cover wit foil. Bake for one hour.
Turn up heat to 400 degrees. Pour glaze over the ham, and return to oven. Bake another hour to hour and a half, or until the internal temperature is 120 degrees. See the packaging your ham came in for recommended baking time. Usually 10-12 minutes per pound at 350.
Remove from heat and let cool 15 minutes before serving.
For the FREE printable version of this recipe, click the link below for a PDF version.
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe
Butter and Brown Suagr Glazed Carrots