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Monday, June 10, 2013

Orange Spiced Ham

I love the smell of ham baking in the oven, and this recipe adds the heady scent of oranges and cloves to the house as well.  This is another spectacularly easy dish, perfect for those nights when you want to fix something quickly and forget it for half an hour to an hour.

I like to use Niman Ranch uncured ham -- the taste is really complex, and there is no added sugar.  These hams only come in small packages though, so for my family of five I cook two and enjoy a few leftover slices the next day.

I had some kumquats hanging around in the fridge, so I added them to this recipe, but you can easily just dice up some fresh oranges or clementines.

Orange Spiced Ham

Two 2-3 lb uncured hams
1 cup orange juice
1 jar orange marmalade (no sugar added)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 cup kumquats, halved (or oranges, diced)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a microwave-safe bowl, melt together marmalade and orange juice (takes about 2 minutes).  Mix in nutmeg and cloves, then pour over hams in a roasting pan.  Sprinkle kumquats or oranges around the hams.  Bake until a meat thermometer reads 150 degrees, about 45 minutes, depending on the size of your hams.  Baste once during the cooking time.  Slice and serve warm with some of the orange sauce on top.

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  1. Yum! Ham is one of my favorites! I love the orange spice twist. Thank you for this recipe!

  2. I love spiced ham! I haven't done it with orange juice/marmalade before so next time we cook one I shall try this out :) Thanks for sharing it. I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Hop.

  3. My inlaws will love this recipe! Perfect for family gatherings! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from