Heavenly Citrus Ham

Here is another great recipe to make for Easter dinner. Try this Heavenly Citrus Ham and decide yourself or try the other variations below recipe.

1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6-8 lbs.)

whole cloves

1 1/4 cups orange soda

1 1/4 cups orange marmalade

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 inch deep.

Insert a clove in the center of each diamond. Loosely cover ham with foil.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

In a small saucepan combine soda, marmalade and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in mustard.

Brush ham with some of the glaze, bake 15-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140 degrees, basting occasionally with remaining glaze.

Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serve with Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes.

Yield 9 servings + leftovers

You may like these variations as well.

Easy Marmalade Ham:  Mix 1 Tbsp. ground mustard and 1 tsp. allspice. Score ham as directed, rub with spice mixture. Bake as directed. Spread 3/4 cup orange marmalade over top of ham during the last hour of cooking.

Classic Ham: Score and stud ham with cloves as directed. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup pineapple juice, rub over ham. Top with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. Bake as directed.

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