Saturday, April 24, 2010

Orange Marmalade-Glazed Ham

I love a great ham and finally have mastered the art of making it look good.

I like this orange flavor along with the combination of the spices. This is a great dish to serve for a party where you do not want to be a slave to your kitchen.

1 (7 to 8 pound) cured smoked ham, bone-in

2 cups orange marmalade

1 orange, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced

Pinch of ground cloves

Pinch of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Place ham on a roasting rack in a roasting pan with the fat side up. Use a knife to lightly score the fat in a diamond pattern, taking care not to cut into the meat. Bake ham for one hour.

While ham is baking, make the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine marmalade, orange slices, butter, sage, cloves, and cinnamon over medium low heat. Stir until thin and syrupy.

After ham has baked one hour, brush with about half of the glaze and return to the oven. Continue to glaze the ham about every 15 to 20 minutes for about an hour to an hour and a half longer, until the internal temperature reaches about 130 F. If the glaze starts to burn, tent with a piece of greased foil.

Bon Appetit!