I was still undecided about what to make for Christmas dinner the week before. The week before was also the annual Christmas party for my Mom’s side of the family. Her cousin, Suzie, gave us all jars of homemade fig jam. When I saw this recipe, it was a Eureka! moment.
Included below are the instructions for glazing a half ham. I took a shortcut and cut slices off our spiral ham, laid them in a baking dish and then spooned the glaze over. I preferred it this way for two reasons 1) it would heat up quicker and 2) every slice got more glazed goodness like this.
Fig and Orange Glazed Ham
(from Food Network)
Makes enough glaze for 1 Spiral Sliced Half Ham
1 c. fig jam
2 T. dijon mustard
Grated zest of 1 orange
1/3 c. fresh orange juice
Combine the jam, mustard, and orange zest and juice in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, just until the jam melts (do not boil).
For ham slices, layer in pan and spread glaze over. Cover with foil and bake at 350F degrees until warmed through.
For a half ham, preheat the oven as directed on the ham package and follow the instructions for baking the ham. Remove the ham from the oven about 30 minutes before the end of the warming time. Spoon half of the glaze over the ham and bake for the remaining 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and spoon the remaining glaze on top. Transfer to a cutting board and carve.