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Easter Ham

"This is what I serve each Easter," reveals Jessica Eymann of Watsonville, California. "The sweet spicy glaze turns a plain ham into a mouthwatering sensation. Everyone who tries it loves this juicy main dish!"—Jessica Eymann, Watsonville, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    18 servings (2 cups glaze)


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 fully cooked-bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole cloves


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, marmalade and mustard; set aside. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a whole clove in the center of each diamond.
  • Place ham cut side down on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, about 2 hours.
  • Brush ham with glaze. Bake 45 minutes longer, brushing with glaze every 15 minutes. Serve remaining glaze with sliced ham.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 285 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1202mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    May 8, 2018

    I usually use pineapple with brown sugar and mustard but had some orange marmalade I needed to use so I tried this. It turned out very tender and tasty. The orange marmalade gave it a nice citrusy taste that went well with the cloves. I didn't have any whole cloves so I mixed ground cloves in with the glaze mixture and it worked fine.

  • SueBecker
    Jun 13, 2013

    It has became a FAVORITE and we are using this every Easter

  • mbebernitz
    Apr 21, 2013

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  • mygirlprincess
    May 4, 2008

    I tried this ham for Easter and my family loved it. I did add some 7-up to the roasting pan to keep the ham moist. It was so good that I'm making it again this weekend and we normally only bake ham at Easter!