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    Holiday Ham Glaze Recipe

    Published December 21, 2012. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Man do I love going to my dad’s side of the family Christmas Eve parties.  The place is always jam packed with the most amazing food you could ever imagine.  There is something about Italian families getting together to cook food for half the block, it’s quite funny actually.  I mean there are 10 different appetizers, 3 different main dishes and probably 10 side dishes.  And then don’t forget after you are done eating they roll out the ham and then you eat a salad, it’s insane.  The hams they make are always really tender, juicy and really flavorful.  I don’t think they put any glazes on their hams, but I do :-).  This Holiday Ham Glaze Recipe for both oranges and pineapples are really good and really easy to make.  I mean they are only 5 ingredients and go great as a baster throughout the cooking process or as a finisher right before you serve the ham.  If you love ham and are looking to spice it up a bit then for sure check out 1 of these recipes, you will be amazed at home much delicious flavor this adds, not-too-mention how well they both go with ham.  Merry Christmas and happy eating!!


    Let's Cook - Chef Billy Parisi

    Holiday Ham Glaze Recipe

    Be sure to try this Holiday Ham Glaze Recipe going two different ways!
    Servings: 10
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes


    For the Orange Glaze:

    • 3/4 cup of orange marmalade
    • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
    • juice of 1 orange
    • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

    For the Pineapple Glaze:

    • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoon of honey
    • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup of chopped pineapple in juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves


    • Orange: In a medium sized sauce pot on medium heat, add in orange marmalade, brown sugar, orang juice, cinnamon and cook until it is mixed and very thick (about 6 to 10 minutes).
    • Pineapple: In a separate medium sized sauce pot on medium heat, add in butter, honey, brown sugar, pineapples and juice, and ground cloves. Cook until it is mixed and very thick (about 6 to 10 minutes).


    Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American