Ham and apple sauce is a traditional combination because the salty ham goes so well with the sweetness of the apple sauce. For this same reason, ham and oranges make a great pairing. Juicy, tangy Mandarin Oranges blended with sweet honey perfectly finish this smokey Ham main dish. When you are ready for ham that will thrill both family and friends, try this easy recipe.
Get the simple, fresh ingredients together and make this tempting Honey Mandarins with Ham recipe today. The glaze is easy, the mandarins add both flavor and color, and starting with a fully cooked ham makes the delicious end results nearly guaranteed.
1, 4-pound, Fully Cooked Smoked Boneless Ham
1/2 Cup Honey
2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
2 Medium Honey Mandarin Oranges, peeled, sliced, seeded, and skinned.
1/2 Cup Mandarin Orange Juice
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Trim any excess skin from ham. Score the ham surface by cutting 1/8-inch deep diagonal lines across the ham to make a cross-hatch pattern. Place ham in a foil-lined roasting pan.
In a medium mixing bowl add honey, mustard, ground cloves, and stir well. Add the Mandarin sections and mandarin juice, and gently stir to combine. Pour the orange glaze mixture over the ham and bake for 1 hour. Baste with pan juices every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow the ham to rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with juice and mandarins from pan and enjoy.
Serve wih potato salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.
Try over oven-roasted pork chops by adding the mandarin glaze half-way through cooking.If fresh mandarins are unavailable, substitute one 11-ounce can of mandarins in syrup for the fresh oranges and juice.