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Cranberry Glazed Ham

Cranberry Glazed Ham

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Brighten up your holiday dinner table with this Cranberry Glazed Ham! Fresh cranberries simmer with maple syrup, brown sugar and is then pureed with dijon mustard and ground clove. Brush over ham while reheating until caramelized and sticky. Serve any extra (warm) glaze with the ham on the side. This recipe will serve about 18 to 20 people.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, cranberry, easy recipe, glaze, ham, holiday ham, pork
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings 18 servings
Calories 495
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 8 ounces fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (heaping) dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14 to 15 pounds hardwood smoked ham bone-in and spiral-cut



  • In a 3-quart saucepan, add the cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup and brown sugar.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the cranberries soften and burst open.
  • Remove off of the heat and stir in the dijon, vinegar, ground clove and cayenne.
  • Using a immersion blender, puree until smooth.


  • Preheat your oven to 325° and lightly spray the wire rack in your roasting pan.
  • Remove and discard all the packaging from your ham. Place the ham flat or cut side down. Brush the ham with some of the cranberry blaze.
  • Slip the roasting pan with the ham onto the lowest rack in your preheated oven and bake for 90 minutes. If the ham is getting too dark too fast you can loosely cover with foil.
  • Remove (uncover if covered with foil) and glaze every 15 minutes for 45 minutes or until heated through.
  • Heat the remaining glaze and serve alongside the ham.
  • Garnish with sliced oranges and cranberries if desired.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 3514mg | Potassium: 891mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg