How to Make Glazed Ham for Thanksgiving

If there is one meat more popular on Thanksgiving than turkey, it is ham.  Making a glazed ham for Thanksgiving is easy, particularly with a simple recipe and directions.  You can make your ham right in your home, without any fuss or hassle.


You’re going to need half a cup of brown sugar, a pinch of ground clove, a cup of Dijon mustard, a cup of orange marmalade, four tablespoons of cider vinegar and an eight to ten pound bone-in cooked ham.


First, for your Thanksgiving ham, preheat your oven to about three hundred degrees.  Get your ham out of the fridge and remove most of the skin and fat that is visible on the ham.  In a saucepan, combine your marmalade and sugar.  Heat it over medium-low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Once dissolved, remove the sauce from the heat and cut it with a bit of cider vinegar to reach a good consistency. Add the mustard and the cloves and stir it in. 


Place the ham in the oven and begin cooking it.  Cooking time for a Thanksgiving ham of this size should be about three hours.  You will want to glaze the ham every thirty minutes for the duration of the cook time, beginning at the halfway point.  When your ham reaches one hundred and twenty degrees internal temperature, you’re done.  Remember, your Thanksgiving ham is already cooked, so you just need to get it hot enough that the glaze works.

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