Orange-and Maple-Glazed Baked Ham

Orange-and Maple-Glazed Baked Ham

No one can dispute the convenience of a spiral-sliced ham. But the additional surface area means the ham can dry out faster during reheating than an unsliced ham. That’s why we recommend wrapping it tightly in foil with orange juice for the first 1-1/2 hours of roasting. A maple and orange marmalade glaze are applied the last hour. Serve the ham with roasted asparagus and sweet potatoes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 8- to 10-pound fully cooked spiral-sliced ham
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh orange juice, divided use
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Orange wedges or thin slices of orange for garnish (optional)
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Preparation

Place a rack in a large roasting pan. Lay a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil on the rack and place the ham, fat-side up, on the foil and pull the foil up around the sides of the ham. Pour 1 cup of the orange juice over the ham, then crimp the edges of the foil to enclose the ham and juice. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 300 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes. Place the roasting pan with the ham on the grill grate and roast for 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, make the glaze: In a small saucepan, put the remaining 1/2 cup of orange juice, the maple syrup, marmalade, mustard, vinegar, cinnamon, and cloves. Warm over low heat, whisking to combine the ingredients. Remove from the heat and reserve. Carefully open the top of the foil on the roasting ham and generously brush all sides of the ham with the glaze. Pour any remaining glaze over the top. (Do not reclose the foil as you want the outside of the ham to caramelize.) Increase the temperature to 400 degrees F and continue to bake the ham until the internal temperature when read on an instant-read meat thermometer is 140 degrees F and the glaze is shiny and caramelized, about 45 minutes to 1 hour longer. Let rest for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the ham from the foil and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh orange and parsley, if desired.