2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Holiday Hams: Sweet and Spicy Baked Ham


Sweet and Spicy Baked Ham

This holiday ham is a crowd pleaser. Dijon honey salad dressing makes an easy glaze. Serves 6.

½ cup honey Dijon salad dressing 

1 teaspoon grated orange zest 

¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice 

¼ cup packed dark brown sugar 

1 teaspoon chopped garlic 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1 fully cooked boneless smoked ham

1 cup apple cider or juice 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix honey Dijon salad dressing, orange zest and juice, dark brown sugar, garlic, cinnamon and onion powder. Place ham cut side down in a roasting pan. Brush half of the dressing mixture evenly over ham. Pour apple cider into pan; cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; brush ham with half or remaining dressing mixture. Bake until golden brown, 30 minutes. Transfer ham to a serving platter; cover loosely.

2. Skim and discard fat from pan drippings. In a small pot over high heat, bring remaining drippings and remaining dressing mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until reduced by ⅓, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve sauce with ham.

Carol White

Sunset Hills