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Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze

“Turning to the grill offers home cooks an easy and perhaps unexpected way to treat guests this year,” says Pamela Johnson, Director of Consumer Communications for the National Pork Board, which offers this alternative to the traditional baked ham. “Grilled ham is a twist on the classic preparation that complements a variety of dishes, like roasted potatoes and asparagus spears, at any celebration or future feast.”

To make the recipe your own, try using a different combination of juice and jam, jelly, or marmalade for the glaze—apple juice and grape jelly, orange juice and strawberry jam, or apricot nectar and orange marmalade.


Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze


grilled ham with oranges
Makes 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 ½ to 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 pound fully cooked bone-in ham, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander 

  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika 

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 
¼ cup lemon marmalade* 
  • 
2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 

* If you can’t find lemon marmalade, substitute another citrus marmalade.

Grilling Directions

  1. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot (375 to 425°F). Prepare grill for indirect cooking: For gas grill, turn off center burner; for charcoal grill, bank coals on either side; place drip pan under grate between heat sources.
  2. Score diamond pattern into ham, about ⅛-inch deep into any fat. In small bowl, combine coriander, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves. Rub spice mixture over all sides of ham. Place ham, flat side down, in center of grill over drip pan. Cover and cook, adding briquettes to charcoal grill as necessary to maintain heat, until internal temperature of ham reaches 140°F, 1 ½ to 2 hours or 15 to 18 minutes per pound.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine marmalade, orange juice, and sugar.
  4. Brush marmalade mixture over ham. Cover and grill 5 minutes, until glaze is lightly caramelized. Remove ham from grill, transfer to cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes before cutting.

Roasting Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Position rack in lower third of oven.
  2. Score diamond pattern into ham, about ⅛-inch deep into any fat. In small bowl, combine coriander, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves. Rub spice mixture over all sides of ham. Place ham, flat side down, in large shallow roasting pan and cook until internal temperature of ham reaches 140°F, 1 ½ to 2 hours or 15 to 18 minutes per pound.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine marmalade, orange juice, and sugar.
  4. Brush marmalade mixture over ham. Return to oven and roast 5 minutes, until glaze is lightly caramelized. Remove ham from oven, transfer to a cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving


Calories: 270
Total fat: 11 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 34 g
Sodium: 80 mg



Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Pork Board.

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