Citrus Glazed Ham

Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
ham, 2 oranges, eggs.

This recipe features a succulent ham infused with the vibrant flavors of citrus. It’s a perfect dish for a family gathering or a special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 ham (approximately 5 pounds)
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Place the ham on a roasting rack in a large roasting pan.
  3. Score the surface of the ham with shallow, diagonal cuts to create a diamond pattern.
  4. Squeeze the juice of one orange over the ham, ensuring it gets into the cuts as well.
  5. Place the ham in the preheated oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C).
  6. While the ham is cooking, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the juice of the remaining orange with 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until well beaten.
  8. Slowly pour the simmering orange mixture into the beaten eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.
  9. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring continuously, until the glaze thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  10. Once the ham reaches the desired internal temperature, remove it from the oven and brush the glaze generously over the surface.
  11. Return the ham to the oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the glaze caramelizes and forms a beautiful golden crust.
  12. Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  13. Serve the Citrus Glazed Ham with your favorite side dishes and enjoy a burst of tangy flavors complementing the succulent ham.

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