holiday ham

spiral ham is a very easy main entree to prepare.  it is also a very healthy choice, as the meat has minimal fat, but great flavor.  ham can be served for christmas, easter, or for any party.  i use a citrus glaze on the ham during the last 1/2 hour of heating.

most often, i choose a fully cooked spiral sliced ham which weighs less than ten pounds.  i bake the ham in a roasting dish with rack, face down, for 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees.  during the last 1/2 hour of cooking, i stand the ham up, just as in the photo, and apply the citrus glaze.

for the glaze, i mix orange marmalade and light brown sugar, and thin with orange juice to a glaze texture.  one of my recipes also suggests adding dijon mustard.   heat these ingredients to allow the glaze to flow nicely over the ham. 

spiral ham can be served with wild rice, roasted vegetables, baked apples or sweet potatoes.

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