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There’s something special about a glazed baked ham.
It feels as natural as putting up your decorations, and making holiday cookies. This cranberry glazed baked ham is the recipe you want to serve during Christmas dinner, and eat in a sandwich the day after.
Christmas Ham At A Good Price
I think one of the reasons we also love serving ham for the holidays is because it fits the budget. One baked ham can feed a crowd, and Save A Lot always has the best pricing on ham every year.
When you’re on a mission to make a fabulous Christmas spread, you have to find quality ham and quality ingredients for that glaze.
4 Ingredient Ham Glaze
Speaking of baked ham glaze, this cranberry glazed baked ham uses items you’ll find right in your pantry. I grabbed Pickwell Farms, Kurtz and Ginger Evans items to make this glaze, all are the high quality private labels available at Save A Lot.
With spicy mustard, brown sugar, oranges, and canned cranberry sauce, you know you’ll be able to find these items in your store. Plus, it takes minutes to put this baked ham glaze together.
Baked Ham Tips and Hacks
While making a baked ham is super simple, there are a few tips to keep in mind when making one for the holidays.
- Bring the ham to room temperature before baking. Yes, the ham is already cooked, but getting it to room temperature before putting it in the oven makes sure it doesn’t dry out in the oven.
- Low and slow is best. Most recipes will tell you to bake your ham between 275 and 325 degrees. Try your hardest not to go over that 325 degree mark. I actually love baking our hams at 300 degrees.
- Bake face down first. We all see those beautiful photos of hams on their sizes with a delicious glaze on top. That’s because they lean the ham during the glaze part of the recipe, but it’s not baked that way. Bake with the cut side down to keep it juicy.
- Save the bone! That ham bone is one of the best ways to make a slow cooker ham soup. Keep it and take advantage of that flavor.
Ready for this super simple cranberry glazed ham recipe? Here you go.
Cranberry Glazed Baked Ham
serves 12/ cook time: 2 hours 45 minutes
- 1/2 of a 14 ounce can of Pickwell Farms jellied cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 strips of orange zest
- 2 tablespoons Ginger Evans packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Kurtz spicy brown mustard
- 1 9 to 10 pound 1/2 Smithfield ham from Save A Lot
- Allow your ham to reach room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Place ham in a roasting pan, wrap tightly with aluminum foil, and place in the oven.
- Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 100 degrees. Use a meat thermometer to test the temperature.
- Place the first 4 ingredients in a small pot, place on stove top and simmer on low heat.
- Once the mixture starts to bubble, turn off the heat, remove the orange zest, and whisk in the mustard.
- When the ham is ready, remove it from the oven. Turn the oven temperature up to 425 degrees.
- Open the foil, and paint half of the glaze onto the outside of the ham.
- Discard foil, and place the ham back into the oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and baste the ham with the rest of the cranberry glaze.
- Turn oven to broil, and place ham 6 inches from the heating element. Bake for 5 more minutes.
- Remove from the oven, slice and serve!