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Spiced Cranberry Glazed Ham

Spiced Cranberry Glazed Ham tastes just like the holidays with cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cranberry glaze on top of a golden studded ham and cinnamon baked apples.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 791kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 8 pounds Cooked ham
    bone in rump portion
  • 30 whole Cloves
    or as needed to stud the diamonds of your ham
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 12 oz Cranberries
    fresh or frozen
  • 4 tablespoon Sugar alternative
    (3 tablespoons for the cranberry sauce and 1 tablespoon for the baked apples)
  • 2 cups Water (1 cup for ham and 1 cup for cranberry sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
    grated fresh or 1 teaspoon dried ground
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    dried ground (1 teaspoon for the cranberry sauce and 1 teaspoon for the baked apples)
  • teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Orange zest
  • 4 Apples halved and cored


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F or 162 C.
  • Cut diagonal slices into your ham on the fat side – stud each diamond with a whole clove. Rub your ham with olive oil and place cut side down in roasting pan, place about 1 cup water at the bottom of the pan, Cover your ham with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour.
  • Make your cranberry sauce- add the cranberries, 3 tablespoons sugar alternative, 1 cup water, ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and orange zest into a pan on the stove top and cook over medium heat until the cranberries break down and warm and bubbly. We like ours a little chunky but you can cook and puree until smooth, if you wish. Set aside.
  • Remove the aluminum foil from your ham and glaze your entire ham with the cooked cranberry sauce. For each pound of pre-cooked rump ham cook according to the chart above in the post. Place your halved cored apples in the roasting pan and sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar alternative. The total time in the oven for our 8-pound bone in ham was about 2.5 hours. 1.5 hours was with glaze. Brush every 15 minutes with a little additional cranberry glaze.
  • Now turn your broiler on and for about 5 minutes watching closely allow the ham to brown nicely on all sides. (We turned our ham in the oven so that it could brown evenly)
  • Check to confirm that the internal temperature is 140 degrees. Rest your ham for 10 minutes and slice thinly and serve with a little extra warmed spiced cranberry sauce and baked apples. Garnish your ham with fresh cranberries and greens for a festive dining experience, if desired, Enjoy!


Ham can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just reheat and eat. 
If you have leftover ham, be sure to try our Instant Pot Lentil Ham Stew or our Curried Ham Lentil Stew.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 86g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 5291mg | Potassium: 1446mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 5mg