Maple-Orange Glazed Ham

Easter 06 I [Ham]
Image by boodoo via FlickrMakes 8 servings.

Sweet and savory meets salty and tart. The ham with maple syrup and OJ will cover 3 of the 4 taste regions on your palate. We add in the cinnamon and cloves to touch on the 4th. With a nice balance of flavors, a balanced wine like a $12 Riesling from Waterbrook will compliment this dish nicely.

3 LB nitrite-free boneless precooked ham 1 cup pure maple syrup ½ cup orange marmalade 2 TBSP orange juice 1 TSP cinnamon ¼ TSP ground cloves

Preheat oven to 325•F. Place ham in roasting pan, make crosshatch incisions with knife. Bake 30 minutes. In small bowl, mix together syrup, orange juice, cinnamon and cloves. Salt and pepper to taste. Brush ham with mixture, then pour remaining mixture over ham. Increase oven to 425•F. Bake for 35-45 minutes more, brushing with glaze every 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let stand for 20 minutes before carving.

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