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Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe

The most flavorful glazed ham is on my table today. I’m so excited to share this recipe with all of you. This Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe is simple to make and the ingredients are very accessible.    

The most flavorful glazed ham is on my table today. I’m so excited to share this recipe with all of you. This Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe is simple to make and the ingredients are very accessible.   

The secret to this flavorful Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe:

Making a Ham from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated. I like to make things simple and take advantage of spices that infuse flavor to the ham.  In this recipe I use cloves. This versatile spice gives a spicy warmth flavor to cookies, pot roast as well as hot beverages such as Hot Chocolate. They look like flower buds and its believed to have many health benefits like helping stabilize blood sugar levels.  Cloves are found in whole or ground form. To make this Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe I decided to use them whole. The glaze that makes this flavorful ham shine (literally), is made with a combination of fig preserve, brown sugar, mustard, freshly squeezed orange juice, unsalted butter, and honey (optional). This easy glaze complements the Ham so well.

Glazed-Ham

Ingredients you will need to make this Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe: 

Ingredients-for-Ham-Recipe

  • 9-10 pounds bone-in ham (Butt end)
  • Whole cloves (spice)
  • Oranges 
  • Fig preserve
  • Coarse ground mustard
  • Light brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Honey (optional)
  • Cornstarch (dissolved)
  •  Water

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Equipment: 

How to make this Orange Fig Glazed Ham from scratch: 

The first step is to Score the ham. This is a very important step to break through the fat of the ham to infuse flavor. Scoring the ham also allows the glaze to penetrates into the ham giving it extra flavor. To score the ham is very simple, just place the ham on a cutting board making sure it is stable. Then, with a sharp knife start from one end close the bottom of the ham, cut about ⅓ inch all around the ham. Next,  cut diagonally across those lines.  

Score-the-ham

Next, insert cloves within those cuts. I use about 30 cloves to cover the top of the ham. 

Easy-Ham-Recipe

Preheat oven to 350°F ( 176.6°C). Place the ham on a roasting pan and add 1 ½ cup of water and cover with aluminum foil to create steam. Bake the ham for 1 ½ hour. The Aroma in the house is incredible!

Add-water-to-the-roasting-pan

While the ham is in the oven, let’s prepare the glaze:

In a small saucepan add 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter and place it on the stove over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted add ½ cup orange juice and whisk to combine.

Unsalted-butter

Easy-Glaze

 Then add fig preserve, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon coarse ground mustard, and 1 tablespoon of the honey whisk to combine. 

Add-light-brown-sugar

Add a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved with a teaspoon of water and whisk constantly until the mixture is thick (about 3-5 minutes). Then, carefully remove from the stove and set aside. 

Homemade-Glaze

Orange-fig-glaze

Remove ham from the oven and the foil paper, then discard some of the remaining water. Next, Using a basting brush coat the ham with 1/3 of the glaze.  Place the ham back into the oven and cook uncovered for an hour. The AROMA IS INCREDIBLE!

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Using-a-basting-brush-coat-the-ham-with-the-glaze.-Save-some-glaze-for-serving-time

After an hour has passed check with a meat thermometer for an internal temperature of 140°F ( 60°C). Increase the oven temperature to 425°F ( 218.3°C) and brush some glaze on the ham and place it in the oven for 5 minutes while keeping an eye on it, so it doesn’t burn. 

Ham-Recipe

Let it rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. The outside of the ham is going to be crispy and the inside so tender and flavorful. Enjoy!

How-to-make-glazed-ham-from-scratch

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Ham-Recipe

Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe

Evelyn Savinon ( A Simple Tweak)
The most flavorful glazed ham is on my table today. I’m so excited to share this recipe with all of you. This Orange Fig Glazed Ham Recipe is simple to make and the ingredients are very accessible. Making a Ham from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated. I like to make things simple and take advantage of spices that infuse flavor to the ham.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dinner,
Cuisine American
Calories 10763 kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Aluminum foil
  • Basting brush
  • Roasting Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 9-10 pounds bone-in ham
  • 20-30 Whole cloves - (spice)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice - (2 oranges)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of fig preserve
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse ground mustard
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey - (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch - (dissolved with 1 teaspoon water)
  • 1 ½ cup water

Instructions
 

How to make this Orange Fig Glazed Ham from scratch:

  • The first step is to Score the ham. This is a very important step to break through the fat of the ham to infuse flavor. Scoring the ham also allows the glaze to penetrates into the ham giving it extra flavor. To score the ham is very simple, just place the ham on a cutting board making sure it is stable. Then, with a sharp knife start from one end close the bottom of the ham, cut about ⅓ inch all around the ham. Next, cut diagonally across those lines.
  • Next, insert cloves within those cuts. I use about 30 cloves to cover the top of the ham.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F ( 176.6°C).
  • Place the ham on a roasting pan and add 1 ½ cup of water and cover with aluminum foil to create steam. Bake the ham for 1 ½ hour. The Aroma in the house is incredible!

While the ham is in the oven, let’s prepare the glaze:

  • In a small saucepan add 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter and place it on the stove over medium-low heat.
  • When the butter is melted add ½ cup orange juice and whisk to combine.
  • Then, add fig preserve, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon coarse ground mustard, and 1 tablespoon of the honey whisk until ingredients are well combined.
  • Add a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved with a teaspoon of water and whisk constantly until the mixture is thick (about 3-5 minutes). Then, carefully remove from the stove and set aside.
  • Remove ham from the oven and the foil paper, then discard some of the remaining water.
  • Next, Using a basting brush coat the ham with 1/3 of the glaze. Place the ham back into the oven and cook uncovered for an hour. The AROMA IS INCREDIBLE!
  • After an hour has passed check with a meat thermometer for an internal temperature of 140°F ( 60°C). Increase the oven temperature to 425°F ( 218.3°C) and brush some glaze on the ham and place it in the oven for 5 minutes while keeping an eye on it, so it doesn’t burn.
  • Let it rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. The outside of the ham is going to be crispy and the inside so tender and flavorful. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 10763kcalCarbohydrates: 111gProtein: 883gFat: 731gSaturated Fat: 273gCholesterol: 2651mgSodium: 49084mgPotassium: 11952mgFiber: 4gSugar: 96gVitamin A: 1602IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 417mgIron: 37mg
Keyword Glaze, Ham
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*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

 Happy Holidays. Enjoy:)

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