A holiday ham is a classic centerpiece for any festive dinner table. While a traditional honey-glazed ham is always delicious, adding tangy cranberries to the mix creates a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. In this recipe, we'll show you how to make a succulent cranberry and honey glazed ham with a hint of orange juice and cinnamon. It's a perfect recipe for any holiday gathering or special occasion.


  • 1 (8 to 10-pound) fully cooked bone-in ham
  • 1 cup whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.
  2. Remove any packaging from the ham, and place it in a large roasting pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, honey, orange juice, brown sugar, mustard, cinnamon, and cloves.
  4. Brush the ham with the glaze mixture, making sure to coat it evenly.
  5. Tent the ham with foil and bake it for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140°F.
  6. About 15 minutes before the ham is done, remove the foil and brush it with the remaining glaze.
  7. Let the ham rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • If you don't have whole cranberry sauce, you can use canned jellied cranberry sauce instead.
  • To save time, you can make the glaze a day ahead and refrigerate it until you're ready to use it.
  • If you're using a boneless ham, reduce the cooking time by about 15 minutes per pound.


This cranberry and honey glazed ham recipe is sure to impress your guests and add a new dimension of flavor to your holiday dinner. The sweet and tangy combination of cranberries, honey, and orange juice, along with the warm spices, will create a delicious and aromatic glaze that complements the smoky flavor of the ham. Try it out for your next holiday gathering and enjoy the compliments from your guests!

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