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Cinnamon-Citrus Glazed Ham

Your Holiday Dinner Is Done With This Christmas Classic

"12 Days of Cooking Challenge" winner shows off her recipe to Emeril Lagasse.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Are you still looking for just the right recipe for your Christmas dinner? Try Emeril's delicious ham


  • One 9-pound fully cooked ham, bone-in, scored 1/4-inch deep in a diamond pattern
  • 10 3-inch cinnamon sticks cut in half lengthwise into 20 pieces
  • 4 Navel oranges, sliced crosswise into 1/3-inch slices (20 slices)
  • 5 lemons, sliced crosswise into 1/3-inch slices (20 slices)
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • One 13-ounce jar orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

    Place the ham, cut side down, in a large roasting pan. Insert the cinnamon sticks partially into the scored ham at even intervals. Skewer one orange slice and one lemon slice onto each cinnamon stick and push the slices down so that they fit snugly against the ham. Tuck the bay leaves around the orange slices. Sprinkle the ham with the black pepper. Bake the ham, uncovered, until it reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees F, about 2 hours. Baste the ham with the glaze during the last hour of cooking.

    Make the glaze when the ham first goes into the oven: Combine the marmalade, brown sugar, orange juice, water, hot sauce, ginger, and cloves in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until mixture reduces to a glaze consistency and coats the back of a spoon.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: orange jam, ham, oranges, cinnamon, cloves

    Course: Party Platter, Dinner, Main Course

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