This honey marinade ham recipe goes one step further than just marinading the ham.
It also calls for a spiced honey sauce to glaze the ham giving it that extra special touch that only a glaze can give a ham.
Holiday Flavor From A Honey Marinade Ham Year Round
While it is true the flavors of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg with a touch of brown butter remind people of the holidays, this ham is delicious anytime of the year.
For this recipe, I used the Frick’s Gourmet Ham With Natural Juices.
It was presliced and precooked, so it was simply a matter of marinading the ham, making the glaze and heating the ham up.
It doesn’t get any simpler than that!
Here is my recipe.
- Marinade the ham in the honey marinade for three hours in the refrigerator.
- Remove the ham from the marinade and pat it dry.
- Place the ham back in the refrigerator in a covered dish and refrigerate for a minimum of three hours. Leaving it overnight is fine.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit once you are ready to bake the ham.
- Place the butter in a pan and heat it up until it turns a deep brown color.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the honey, orange extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Brush half of the glaze on the top and sides of the ham.
- Pour the half cup of water in the bottom of the pan the ham is in.
- Cover the ham with aluminum foil.
- Place it in the 350 degree preheated oven, on the center rack and bake it for 20 minutes.
- Place the orange slices onto the platter the ham is going to sit on while the ham is baking.
- Remove the pan from the oven and remove the ham placing it on top of the orange slices.
- Cover the ham with a foil tent and set the platter it is on aside.
- Pour any juices that were in the pan the ham was cooked into the pan with the remaining glaze.
- Stir to combine the glaze and the liquid.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Continue to boil the mixture, stirring occasionally until the mixture is reduced to a thick sauce.
- Remove the foil tent from the ham.
- Drizzle the sauce on the ham making sure to save some to drizzle on the ham slices on each plate.
- Serve immediately.
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Final Thoughts On This Honey Marinade Ham Recipe
Since the Frick’s Gourmet Ham With Natural Juices is already precooked, the marinade is not done out of necessity, but rather to add an additional layer of flavor.
Creating truly remarkable recipes really requires laying the flavors and creating depth as far as I am concerned.
My family – and myself – simply loved this recipe – in part because of how lean and delicious the Frick’s Gourmet Ham With Natural Juices was.
There was no fat to cut off and no bad portions in the ham to feed the pets, which I consider a win.
Let’s face it, no one wants to spend their hard earned money to buy a ham and then end up not being able to eat most of it.
All of the hams I have tried from Frick’s Meats have been really great.
They taste delicious and we have been able to eat every morsel – with the exception of the bone in the bone-in ham, of course!
However, that bone was useful for seasoning other foods and making bone broth, so even it did not go to waste!
I encourage you to order a Frick’s Meats ham and give them a try.
They do pack the meat in a lot of ice, so there is no worries about the meat thawing in shipment!
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