Cider Orange Ham

Cider Orange Ham

The gifts are unwrapped, the naps have been taken and the leftovers are in the fridge.  This year was a low-key holiday with simple and flavorful food.  I thought I would take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy final days of 2008.

Cider Orange Ham
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Serves: 4-6 people
  • 8 lbs. spiral cut ham
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 Tbl. mulling spice mix.
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place the ham in large Dutch oven. Pour the cider, oranges, and mulling spices in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg over the top of the ham. Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 1 – 1 ½ hours. Remove from the heat and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.


  1. says

    My young granddaughter was just crowned Little Miss Petit Jean Ham 2009!

    To celebrate, we’ll make cider-orange ham per your recipe when she’s here on her next supervised visit over New Years.

    She’ll love it, I know.


  2. says

    Oh, man. You’re killing me. This looks fantastic (and is my kind of food…easy and oh-so-delicious).

    Merry Christmas!
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  3. says

    We also enjoyed a spiral-cut ham for the Xmas holiday, although ours was a Petit Jean hickory-smoked, Ozark ham.

    I now wish that we would have used your delicious-sounding “cider orange” treatment to our ham. Sounds wonderful.

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

    DocChuck and wife, Dr. E. (MD)

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