Ham with Cranberry Glaze
A spiced cranberry glaze makes this baked ham perfect for fall and winter holiday entertaining.
1 (16-ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 (5-pound) fully-cooked bone-in ham
1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
- In a small saucepan combine cranberry sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Heat slowly, stirring until smooth.
- Place ham on rack in a shallow roasting pan with water. Insert a meat thermometer. Bake until thermometer registers 125°F (50°C), 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Brush a third of the glaze on the ham 30 minutes before the end of the baking time. Spoon on the remaining glaze every 10 minutes.
- After removing ham from oven, let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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.