Baked Ham with Marmalade-Horseradish Glaze Recipe

This ham was the best ham I have every eaten.  Ever.  It was better than the honey-baked hams that you can buy at the gourmet stores.

NOTE:  Although labeled fully cooked, the ham will still need a gentle baking for maximum tenderness and flavor.

20 Servings

  • 1 18-pound fully cooked bone-in smoked ham, room temperature
  • 48 (about) whole cloves
  • 4 c. water
  • 1 c. orange marmalade
  • 1/4 c. prepared cream style horseradish
  • 1/4 c. (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 2 c. fresh orange juice

Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.  Place ham on rack set in large roasting pan.  Using sharp knife, score ham in diamond pattern.  Press 1 clove into center of each diamond.  Pour 4 cups water into roasting pan.  Roast ham 1 hour 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, blend marmalade, horseradish, and sugar in medium bowl.

Remove ham from oven.  Transfer ham to baking sheet.  Discard pan juices.  Return ham to roasting pan.  Add orange juice to roasting pan.  Brush top of ham with 1/3 of marmalade glaze.  Bake ham 10 minutes.  Baste with orange juice in pan, then brush with half of remaining glaze.  Bake ham 10 minutes.  Baste with orange juice in pan and brush with remaining glaze.  Roast ham until heated through, basting every 5 minutes, about 20 minutes longer.  Let ham rest 15 minutes.  Transfer to platter.  Server ham hot, warm, or at room temperature.

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