Marmalade Glazed Ham Recipe – Holiday Ham

This marmalade glazed ham is the perfect centrepiece for any holiday gathering.  This glazed ham is full of flavor and easy to prep. A traditional dish that’s always a crowd pleaser!

Marmalade Glazed Ham sliced on a plate

I love serving a glazed ham during the holidays. It’s the perfect main dish for Christmas dinner! It doesn’t take long to prep and you can live on the leftovers for days! This marmalade glaze is really something special, sweet, tangy and full of flavor!

How to Make This Marmalade Glazed Ham Recipe

Be sure to remove the ham from the fridge 2 hours before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature and 30 minutes before cooking, preheat the oven and prepare your roasting tin.

Make the glaze by combining the ingredients in a pan on the stovetop, bring it to the boil and let it simmer until it thickens. While the glaze is simmering, score the skin of the ham in a diamond pattern.

Pour the cider into your roasting pan and place the ham flat side down in the middle of the tin. Brush half of the glaze over the ham and bake it for 1 1/2 hours while basting every 30 minutes.

When the ham has cooked, baste it again and brown under the broiler if needed. Rest, slice and serve.

A ham in a roasting tin before being sliced

The glazed ham in a roasting dish

Why glaze a ham?

If you are planning on serving a ham during the holidays, it’s well worth the small effort to glaze it. Glazing adds color, texture and flavor to the meat and it’s as simple as heating all of the ingredients on the stove top. It’s so impressive to serve to the table and it’s one of the most traditional of festive foods.

How long do you cook a ham?

An 8 pound ham will take about an hour and a half to cook, if your ham is bigger or smaller, it should take between 10-15 minutes per pound. Teh smoked ham is already cooked, so it only needs to be heated through. The internal temperature of the ham should register 115ºF and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Close up of the cooked ham

A delicious and easy marmalade glaze for holiday ham

I love how easy it is to transform a ham into something so tasty and it’s always such a showstopper! The marmalade glaze is so tasty with hints of sweetness as well as a little spice and tanginess form the ginger, cloves and mustard.

How long does leftover ham last?

If you have any leftovers, place them in an airtight container and they will keep in the fridge for about 4 days. You can also freeze it in freezer bags or wrap tightly with foil.

Marmalade Glazed Ham sliced and ready to serve

Close up of slices of Marmalade Glazed Ham

Top Tips To Make This Marmalade Glazed Ham Recipe

  • Remove the ham from the refrigerator 1-2 hours before cooking.
  • Slicing a bone-in ham is a little tricky, but here are a two suggestions that might help: First, cut around the bone with a sharp, thin knife, then slice off pieces horizontally, around the bone. Or…stand the ham upright on the flat side and make slices vertically down and around the ham and bone.
  • Let the ham rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving the ham.

Marmalade Glazed Ham on a serving plate with a fork

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