I know that Easter is still a little over a month away, but is it ever really too early to begin planning your Easter dinner? This Blood Orange Glazed Ham Recipe by my friend Kacey puts a new twist on that Easter dinner staple and is sure to please your family!
My parents have always made an Easter ham – they love that big, juicy holiday ham so much that instead of a Thanksgiving Turkey, they make a ham…and again for Christmas. Basically, anytime my family gathers together to celebrate a holiday, my mom and dad make a ham as the main dish!
While my mom’s recipe entails maraschino cherries, pineapple and loads of brown sugar, this is quite different but still yields a succulent, flavorful ham that your family is sure to enjoy!
Blood Orange Glazed Ham Recipe
one bone in ham, sized to your needs
4 blood oranges
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup water
Zest 1 entire blood orange into a small sauce pot. Then juice that orange and two additional ones (juice from 3 total oranges) into the pot. Over medium heat, whisk in the brown sugar. Let reduce until you have a slightly thickened sauce that can be poured over the ham.
When it is ready, preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
Pour and then rub the glaze over the entire ham, then add the ½ cup of water to the bottom of the roasting dish. Place in the oven tented with tinfoil for roughly the first hour, then remove for the remainder of the time.
You’ll want to cook the ham to an ideal temperature of 150 degrees.
Our 6 pound ham took about 2 hours, plan on roughly 20 minutes per pound. When the ham is done, let rest for about 20 minutes to help hold in the juices.
Slice the final blood orange into rounds and add to the ham and serving platter.