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Ham in Pastry

No recipe image available.This elegant orange marmalade-glazed ham wrapped in flaky pastry will impress your family and guests.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (3-pound) boneless, fully-cooked ham
1 cup water
Pastry for 1 (9-inch) single-crust pie*
1 (10-ounce) jar orange marmalade
1 large egg, beaten

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place ham in a shallow roasting pan; add water. Cover with aluminum foil. Place in a cold oven and set temperature to 325°F (160°C); bake for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove ham from oven and drain. Cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, roll out pastry dough into a long rectangle 3/8-inch thick.
  4. Spread orange marmalade over ham. Place ham on one side of pastry dough and fold over to enclose ham. Brush dough with beaten egg. Place in an ungreased baking pan.
  5. Increase oven temperature to 375°F (190°C) and bake for 45 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

*Use store bought ready-to-use, or homemade pastry using your favorite recipe, or ours: Basic Pie Crust 101.

Note: Directions are for a bone-in, fully cooked ham. Also called “ready-to-eat” or “heat-and-serve” ham. A “cook-before-eating” ham must be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C), approximately 18 to 20 minutes per pound.