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Brown Sugar and Cayenne-Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar and Cayenne-Glazed Ham

  • Yield: Serves 12
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
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  • 8 lb Semi-boneless fully cooked ham
  • 1 Large orange
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tbsp Apple juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup Packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Place ham in a large roasting pan. Grate zest from orange; set aside. Squeeze juice from orange into a measuring cup. Add 2/3 cup of the apple juice to equal 1 cup juice. Pour on ham. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for the glaze, in a small bowl combine brown sugar, remaining 1 tablespoon apple juice, orange zest, thyme and cayenne. Set aside.
  4. Remove ham from oven. Spread glaze on ham; return to oven. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until glaze is set and an instant-read thermometer registers 140F.
  5. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Carve ham, drizzle slices with pan juices, and serve.