Pineapple-Orange Glazed Ham is a traditional Holiday gathering entree your guests will love. While this main course is typically served for the holidays, it's actually perfect anytime and leftovers are easily integrated into delicious weeknight meals that will satisfy your whole family.
10lbsHam, whole or half (we used 10 lb ham)
Cloves, whole (optional)
3cupsBrown Sugar, packed
2cupsPineapple-Orange juice, or plain OJ
3TablespoonsApple Cider Vinegar(more or less to taste)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep. Place cloves in the middle of each diamond (optional). Place the ham in a large roasting pan equipt with a roasting rack, cover, and tent with foil, and then bake for 20-minutes per pound or according to the package directions.
Heat the brown sugar, vinegar, and juice in a small saucepan until bubbly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes.After about 2 hours of baking time, remove the foil and brush the glaze on the ham in 20 minutes intervals (put the ham back in the oven, uncovered, in between) until it's nice and glossy. Remove from the oven and allow to rest 15-20 minutes before carving.
After about half the calculated baking time has passed [See Note], remove the foil from the ham and set aside for later. Brush the glaze on the ham in 10 to 20 minutes intervals, returning the ham to the oven, uncovered, between each interval. Continue to glaze until the ham is fully heated.
Durning the last 5-minutes of bake time, set the oven to broil and caramelize the glaze. Be sure to continually check the ham during this 5-minutes as the glaze can easily burn during broiling.
Remove from the oven, tent loosely with the foil you set aside earlier, and allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving to allow the juices to redistribute.
Serve warm with leftover glaze sauce poured over the meat as desired (optional).