Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

This juicy brown sugar glazed ham with the perfect orange scented glaze is the perfect centrepiece on any feast table. Whether you are celebrating Easter or Christmas, this recipe has to make an appearance.

Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Ingredients

I like using a deboned ham (or gammon, depending on where you are based). Not only does it cook much faster but the carving is made so much easier when you don’t need to work around a bone. However, use any ham you can find (spiral ham works well here). I also prefer using a smoked, uncooked ham so that I can cook it myself. This results in the juiciest ham you will ever have. If you can only find cooked ham, make sure to preheat the oven so that the glaze caramelizes quickly and the ham doesn’t dry out in the oven.

  • Ham/Gammon. 
  • Fresh oranges. I have use Clementines and Satsumas too.
  • Whole garlic bulb. 
  • Red onion. 
  • Thyme. Fresh herbs like rosemary and sage are good substitutions.
  • Chicken stock. 
  • Brown sugar. 
  • Orange juice. 
  • Lemon juice.
  • Salt. 

Orange brown sugar glazed ham

How to make brown sugar glaze for ham

  1. To cook the ham: If you’re using an uncooked ham, follow my directions for cooking it perfectly in my Apricot Apple Glazed Ham recipe.
  2. Make the glaze: Once the ham is cooked, remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Carefully slice off the rind and score the fat with a sharp knife. Transfer 1 cup of the ham’s cooking liquid to a saucepan and add the brown sugar, orange juice, lemon juice and a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 10 minutes or until the glaze has reduced by half.
  3. Glaze the ham: Transfer the ham to an oven-proof dish then pour over half of the glaze. Place the ham in a 220ºc/430ºF oven and allow to caramelize for 15 minutes, spooning over the remaining glaze every 5 minutes until the ham is glossy and caramelized.
  4. Slice and serve: Remove the ham from the oven and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife and serve.

What to do with leftover brown sugar ham

Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Leftover ham is fantastic in sandwiches, omelettes or pasta dishes.

Orange brown sugar glazed ham

Ham recipes

  1. Cherry glazed ham
  2. Apricot apple glazed ham
Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

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Course: Christmas, Dinner, Easter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown sugar glaze for ham, Brown sugar glazed ham, Brown sugar ham
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 kg (4lb) boneless ham / Boneless gammon
  • 2 fresh oranges halved
  • 1 whole garlic bulb halved
  • 1 red onion quartered
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place the ham in a large roasting dish with the garlic, oranges, onion and thyme. Pour in the chicken stock then cover with foil and cook per instructions in my Apricot Apple Glazed Ham recipe.
  • Make the glaze: Once the ham is cooked, remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully slice off the rind and score the fat with a sharp knife.
  • Transfer 1 cup of the ham's cooking liquid to a saucepan and add the brown sugar, orange juice, lemon juice and a generous pinch of salt.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 10 minutes or until the glaze has reduced by half.
  • Transfer the ham to an oven-proof dish then pour over half of the glaze.
  • Place the ham in a 220ºc/430ºF oven and allow to caramelize for 15 minutes, spooning over the remaining glaze every 5 minutes until the ham is glossy and caramelized.
  • Remove the ham from the oven and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1979mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. Hi, Sounds Delis!!!
    Would luv to make this ham recipe for easter…..can I make it the day before?
    Thank you.