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Baked Ham with a Tangerine Glaze

Baked Ham with a Tangerine Glaze – a delicious oven baked ham with a sweet tangerine glaze.  Perfect for any holiday table.

Do you have traditions in your family for holidays?  At my house we have had baked ham pretty much every year since I was a little kid. Served with cheesy potato casserole every year.

The one thing that did change was dessert.  Since there was always so much candy around, we didn’t always have a formal dessert.  But I am all for French Silk Pie, it has become my own tradition as I have gotten older. 

My family thinks that we should have Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast on every holiday.  So Easter isn’t any different. The day starts with a special breakfast and ends with an easy baked ham that is coated in a tasty tangerine glaze. 

How to Bake A Ham

  1. Most hams you buy in the grocery store are precooked, so you are really just warming them up again and giving them flavor with a glaze.
  2. Start by placing your ham, cut side down, in a large baking dish.  I prefer to use a spiral cut ham because they cook way faster, are super easy to serve, and are always delicious.
  3. Place the ham in a 350 degree oven and cook for 10-12 minutes per pound. 
  4. Pour the glaze over the ham and baste every 30 minutes
  5. I like my ham to be hot, so I usually go more towards the 12 minute end, otherwise I find the center to still be slightly cooled.
baked ham with tangerine

For years when I made a ham, I never used a glaze. I skipped the packet that came with the ham and never made one of my own.  Well all that changed when a friend gave me this tangerine glaze recipe!  It is an easy ham glaze that makes your ham go from delicious to over the top amazing! 

How to Glaze a Ham

  1. This glaze is a mix of brown sugar, tangerines, tangerine (or orange juice) and a few spices.  To make the glaze you simmer everything on the stove until it is thick. 
  2. If you are using a spiral cut ham I pour the glaze over the ham right when I am going to start baking it.  Then baste the ham every 30 minutes.  
  3. Basting the ham means just spooning the liquid that is in the bottom of your pan over your ham. 
  4. If you are using a whole ham that is not cooked, wait to pour the glaze over until you have about 2 hours left in the cooking process.
closeup of baked ham

Oven Baked Ham is a classic on so many peoples holiday tables, and this tangerine glaze makes this sweet and delicious.

What To Serve With Ham

baked ham in a casserole dish

Need leftover ham ideas? 

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Tangerine Glazed Ham

baked ham with tangerine

Baked Ham with a Tangerine Glaze - a delicious oven baked ham with a sweet tangerine glaze.  Perfect for any holiday table.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 8-10 lb bone-in ham
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup butter, softened and cut into chunks
  • 2 whole tangerines, sliced thin and seeds removed (or oranges)
  • 2 cups tangerine juice, (orange or grapefruit juice work well)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 lbs carrots


  1. Preheat oven to 300. Place the ham in a large roasting pan, fat side up. With a sharp knife, score the ham with cuts across the skin, about 2 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep. Cut diagonally down the slashes to form a diamond pattern.
  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  3. Chop the sage leaves and put them in a bowl with the olive oil to make a paste. Rub sage-oil on the ham and be sure to get the flavor into the slits. Bake the ham for 2 hours.
  4. To make the Tangerine Glaze: Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chunks of butter, tangerines, tangerine juice, brown sugar, water, and spices. Slowly cook the liquid down to a syrupy glaze. This takes about 30-40 minutes.
  5. After the ham has been cooking 2 hours, pour the tangerine glaze all over it, including the pieces of fruit and spices. Cook for another 1 1/2 hours, basting with the juices every 30 minutes.
  6. If using a spiral cut ham or pre-cooked ham, pour the glaze over and baste every 30 minutes from the start of cooking. Total baking time will be about 12-14 minutes per pound.
  7. Scatter the carrots around the ham and cook for an additional 30 minutes, until the carrots are tender.


Size of ham will determine cooking time.

Recipe from Food Network

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 768Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 234mgSodium 3155mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 3gSugar 42gProtein 68g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Monday 6th of May 2019

Fabulous idea with the citrus flavor! I love it - and I think it makes things even "spring-ier" for the season's holidays!


Monday 15th of April 2019

The best part of Easter is ham and this recipe looks so good! I love cooking with citrus and I know this will be perfection!

Jade Manning

Monday 15th of April 2019

I've never tried to make my own Ham, delicious!


Monday 15th of April 2019

The tangerine in this recipe is amazing! I love that!


Monday 15th of April 2019

This seriously looks like THE perfect Easter ham!

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