Putting a grand, holiday main dish on the table truly can be hands-free—if you’re serving this classic! This baked ham recipe is spread with a sweet-gingery glaze. There’s no real laboring involved: you simply bake and baste. Using a bone-in ham is key because the bone intensifies the flavor of the meat. Each serving should include a bit of crusted sweetness to complement the natural saltiness of the meat. This mouthwatering holiday offering is perfect for a large family gathering!
Heat oven to 425˚
- 8-10 lb bone-in ham (not spiral sliced)
- 2 cans mango juice
- 1-2 inch section of fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
Trim some fat and rind where it is thick. Using a sharp knife, score the surface in a diamond pattern and season with black pepper. Place ham on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and place in oven for 30 minutes.
While ham is baking, place remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened to a glaze.
After 30 minutes, turn oven down to 325˚. Baste with glaze every 10-15 minutes, cooking ham for another hour. If glaze needs to be thinned, simply add some of the pan juices to it. Remove from oven and let rest before carving.
This is great alongside mashed potatoes, asparagus, or roasted brussels sprouts. Or slice it up and serve on sweet potato or regular buttermilk biscuits for a crowd.