Sweet & Spicy Holiday Ham

Sweet & Spicy Holiday Ham

Category:  Entree
Serves:  8-12
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  30 min to 3 hours


  • 1 1/2 cups Suzanne’s Kitchen Pepper Jelly
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated garlic
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons whole allspice, ground
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a medium bowl, mix together the glaze ingredients of your choice. Brush all over ham (reserving some glaze for basting while cooking).

Position roasting rack in roasting pan; pour 2 cups water into pan and place prepared ham on rack. Cover pan with foil and bake 1 hour. Remove pan from oven, remove foil, and brush ham with reserved glaze or maple syrup. Increase the oven temperature to 400°F.

Return ham to oven uncovered. Bake until glaze has caramelized and the ham's internal temp reads 135°F when an instant-read thermometer is inserted in the middle of the ham (avoiding bone), brushing with more glaze or syrup if desired, 40 minutes to 1 hour more.

Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with biscuits or rolls, mustard, and pickles.


Quick and Simple recipe:

For a pre cooked spiral sliced ham:  Follow package instructions for heating, but substitute your delicious homemade glaze  (above) for the provided glaze.

Suzanne's Tips

Cooks' Notes: Glaze can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated.


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