Spiced Roasted Ham with Glaze

I love pork products. Probably more than the average person (well not as much as Chef Michael Symon who has multiple pigs tattoos – but close).  So naturally when I had an opportunity to partner with the National Pork Board it was a big giant no brainer. I am official now. Yes officially a Sister Cites of Ham Ambassador (Raleigh – DurHAM) and I have a badge to prove it. A celebration was in order which had to include what else? Ham! This spiced roasted ham with glaze. It’s a showstopper and it couldn’t be easier to make. Promise.

The nice folks at the National Pork Board supplied me with a complimentary coupon to pick up a ham. I chose a spiral cut beauty that came in around 7 pounds. You don’t have to use a spiral cut, for me it’s just one less thing to tackle when it comes out of the oven. I’m impatient and let’s be honest, it’s pretty irresistible straight out of the oven. The smells from the spices, the shimmer from the glaze. I can hardly contain myself just thinking about it now.

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Because I think everyone should try this spiced roasted ham with citrus glaze recipe (it’s that good and makes a wicked good sandwich the next day with leftovers, you’re welcome) the nice folks at The National Pork Board are giving away a $30 coupon (which by the way will buy a honking big ham enough for say Easter dinner coming up) to one lucky reader!

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Recipe slightly adapted and printed with permission from National Pork Board


Spiced Roasted Ham with Citrus Glaze

What You Will Need:

  • 6 to 7 pound fully-cooked bone-in ham, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crysals light brown sugar- packed

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Position rack on lowest setting of oven.
  2. If you are not using a spiral cut ham, into the fat, score a 1/8" diamond pattern into the ham.
  3. In a small bowl, combine: coriander, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves. Rub spice mixture over all sides of the ham. Place ham, flat side down, in a large shallow roasting pan and cook until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140 degrees F, 1 1/2 to 2 hours or 15 to 18 minutes per pound.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine: marmalade, orange juice, and sugar.
  5. Brush marmalade mixture over the ham. Return to the oven and roast for additional 5 minutes, until the glaze is lightly caramelized. Remove ham from the oven, transfer to a cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes prior to slicing.



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    I love marmalade with ham, what a great recipe!!!

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    Megan /

    My favorite way to prep ham is with a brown sugar glaze!

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    kelly b /

    My favorite way to prepare ham is…..anyway!! I just love it!

  6. 107

    I like it in cordon bleu the best

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    Laura Jacobson /

    Oh I guess I am pretty boring…I just make it plain! I will have to try this recipe! I normally just bake them!

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    Love making ham; this recipe is SOooooo going to be on my Easter menu! My family loves it and we make a special ham recipe every Easter. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much Paula!

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    Kristen /

    I love pulled pork!

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  18. 119

    I put a ham in my roaster, covered in tin foil, for a couple hours. Then, just as it’s finishing, I cover it in a brown sugar glaze! Ooooh so good!

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  22. 123

    I love making a ham with a good ol mustard glaze, a little bit of coke-a-cola at the bottom of the pan, plenty of root vegtables. Of course you can’t forget the traditional pineapple rings, just cuz! : )

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    Erica Best /

    pineapple and brown suger

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    Debbie Welchert /

    I love baked ham topped with pineapple and brown sugar.

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    Kenny /

    I’m a mustard fan so any preparation of ham that involves mustard is the best to me!

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  33. 135

    Such a gorgeous ham, Paula! Great recipe and giveaway, thanks for sharing. My favorite way to prepare ham is with a sticky homemade orange glaze and fresh herbs. Have a great weekend!

  34. 136

    Mustard glazes are my favorite hams. Sweet, spicy. Yes.

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    Stephanie /

    My favorite is with a blackberry-mustard glaze.

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    ummm congrats on your badge… its well deserved after making a beauty like this! Love all the spices!

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    rain /

    baking the ham slowly with orange marmalade and cloves…

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    Loving this orange and spice combo!!

  39. 141

    Beautiful ham perfect for any holiday table!

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