My family never ate ham that much growing up (probably something to do with the face that my dad’s a vegetarian. just a guess), and we never really had a traditional Easter dinner that we ate every year.
Since there was no prerequisite foods that I needed to make, I was able to make whatever I wanted, hehe. I’ve never been a big fan of pork, but I do like ham, so in the end I decided to make an Easter ham.
Having never prepared a whole ham, I turned to the expertise of Martha Stewart. Good ol’ Martha. She never lets me down.
I used her Marmalade Glazed Ham recipe, and I have to say, it was awesome. Easy, and awesome.
I meant to take a picture of some of the sliced ham on my plate with the other food, but by that time I was so hungry that I just wanted to eat. Maybe next time. ;)
You can check out Martha’s original recipe here, or read my take on it below.
Marmalade Glazed Ham
- 1 smoked bone-in ham (about 10 pounds)
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade (5 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 navel orange
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Cover ham with parchment paper and then aluminum foil. Place ham, widest side down, on a heavy rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat marmalade, sherry, lemon juice, and juice of 1/2 the orange until runny, about 5 minutes.
- Remove ham from oven, and completely remove parchment paper and foil. Score ham all over in a diamond pattern. Brush 1/2 of the glaze over ham. Thinly slice remaining 1/2 orange, and arrange slices over glaze, covering the ham. Use toothpicks to secure.
- Increase temperature to 425° F. Bake ham, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
- Brush with remaining glaze, and bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.
- Let rest for 15 to 30 minutes before slicing. Top with orange slices, and serve.