Honey Orange Ham

Tangy citrus, sweet honey and zesty mustard marinate ham for a mouthwatering main dish to please a crowd.


12 servings


1 orange
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 fully cooked bone-in half-ham (6 to 9 pounds)
whole cloves, if desired


Grate 1 tablespoon peel from orange; squeeze juice. Mix peel and juice with honey and mustard in small bowl. Pierce surface of ham at 2-inch intervals with metal skewer; place in 2-gallon resealable plastic food-storage bag. Pour honey mixture over ham; seal bag. Refrigerate 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Discard marinade. Insert cloves in ham. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat.

Bake uncovered 1 hour. Cover loosely with aluminum foil so ham does not overbrown. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 135°F to 140°F (57°C to 60°C). Let ham stand loosely covered 10 to 15 minutes for easier carving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Marinade Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stand Time: 15 minutes

Additional Information

Fresh orange slices or kumquats and sprigs of watercress make a simple, yet elegant garnish for this holiday favorite.

The honey marinade soaks into the ham, giving the ham great flavor and a deep golden brown glaze.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 55), Total Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 60 mg; Sodium 1310 mg; Total Carbohydrate 6 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Protein 23 g; Exchanges: 3 Lean Meat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker & Pillsbury

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