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spiral cut ham in metal baking pan surrounded by orange slices, fresh cranberries, and herbs.

Maple Glazed Ham

Maple Glazed Ham has the fragrance of pure maple syrup and holiday spices of cloves and orange. Juicy baked ham is covered in a sticky maple glaze.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Holiday Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 1719kcal


  • 1 (8-10 pound) bone-in spiral sliced ham

Ham Glaze

  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon or Stone ground mustard
  • 1 large orange (juice)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


Glaze and Baking Ham

  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cloves, and orange juice.
  • Unwrap the ham and place into a shallow baking pan or dish, flat side down.
  • Use a pastry brush or spoon to coat the ham evenly with half of the glaze mixture.
  • Cover the entire pan with aluminum foil. Place the baking pan in the preheated oven. Bake for about 1 ½ hours.
  • Turn the oven up to 350 degrees F.
  • Uncover the ham and baste every 15-20 minutes for approximately 1 hour. This will help the ham glaze caramelize.
  • Cook for approximately 15 minutes per pound until heated through. Do not overheat.
  • Use the caramelized juices from the pan to baste the ham once it's removed from the oven. Serve immediately.


Glazed Ham:
Whole or Half - This glaze can be used on a whole or half ham.
Oranges - Want even more orange flavor? Throw quarters of oranges in the pan as it bakes. They will break down and caramelize as the ham cooks, giving it even more flavor! Don't like oranges? You can substitute 1 cup of apple cider.
Make ahead - You can make this ham ahead of time and just reheat.


Calories: 1719kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 144g | Fat: 112g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 413mg | Sodium: 7961mg | Potassium: 1997mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 6mg