Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham |

Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 16 servings

Citrus-Molasses Glazed Ham


  • 1 (7- to 8-pound) Spiral Sliced Bone-in Half Ham
  • 2 Lemons, halved crosswise
  • 2 Navel Oranges, halved crosswise
  • 1 Cup Molasses
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup Spicy Brown Mustard
  • ¼ Cup brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Orange Zest
  • ⅛ tsp Ground Cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham, cut side down, on rack in large roasting pan; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Pour 2 cups water into pan; add lemons and oranges to pan. Loosely cover ham with aluminum foil; bake 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 90°F.
  2. In small saucepan, whisk molasses, orange juice, mustard, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, zest and cloves; heat to a simmer over medium heat and simmer 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Makes about 4 cups.
  3. Remove ham from oven; brush with some glaze. Bake ham, uncovered, 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 130°F, brushing with glaze every 15 minutes. Loosely cover ham with aluminum foil; let stand 15 minutes before serving. (Internal temperature will rise to 140°F upon standing.) Serve ham with remaining glaze.