Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham

Trust me when I say that this is the easiest way to prepare ham this Christmas! Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham is a type of Christmas baked ham that is simply glazed with orange marmalade and caramelised during the cooking process.

Ok I will make this really quick I know everyone is busy preparing for the festivities happening soon and if that is the case this recipe is perfect for you, a quick and easy marmalade glazed ham. I did try this last Christmas and I so loved it; the preserved and sweetened orange peel is what made it special so I asked the person who made it, and I was surprised, it was simple as an orange marmalade that you can buy in the supermarket. Like any Christmas Ham it is sweet and savoury but this one has a tangy surprise.

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Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 45 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham is a type of Christmas baked ham that is simply glazed with orange marmalade and caramelised during the cooking process.


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  • 56 kg cooked bone in Bone Leg Ham, at room temperature
  • 2 cups water



  1. In a bowl combine all glaze ingredients, mix well to combine. Set it aside.
  2. Score the ham in a diagonal crosshatch pattern making sure you don’t cut through into the meat.
    Place ham, flat side down on a rack in a roasting or deep baking pan. Pour water in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Cover ham with aluminium foil and roast for 1 hour in a 160C preheated oven.
  4. Remove foil and add more water if needed then continue to bake for 1 more hour.
  5. Remove ham from the oven, increase oven to 200C. Spoon off around 1/4 cup of the pan juices then mix it the prepared glaze.
  6. Brush the ham with half of the prepared glaze, place back ham in the oven the continue to bake for 45 minutes glazing it twice in between the baking process. Add water into the pan if it dries up.
  7. Remove ham from the oven then place it on a serving platter, let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve.


8 Responses

  1. Chef Mimi says:

    Great recipe! I like that you added the marmalade with mustard. Some people make hams that are way too sweet!

  2. This looks absolutely droolworthy!

  3. Hannah says:

    I’ll have to try that glaze on seitan or tempeh sometime!

  4. Michelle says:

    What a show stopper! Love Christmas ham — the marmalade glaze looks divine! Merry Christmas!

  5. One of my all time favorites, it looks delicious. Merry Christmas.

  6. This sounds utterly delicious! I love a well cooked and glazed ham.

  7. suituapui says:

    Can’t find this here. Would be great served at one’s Christmas lunch or dinner alongside one roast turkey and a rack of lamb.

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