This “Magic City” ham is like an American riff on your favorite sweet & sour pork dish from the local Chinese Restaurant. Being made of 8 pounds of meat, along with the fact that it’s fairly easy to make, affords this crimson colored treat a place at the tailgating table today, and for years to come.
Glazed ham is a perfect dish to serve or cook inside the Fangating™Thermal Bag!
8 pound fully cooked ham
8 oz jar red maraschino cherries
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 cup mustard seeds
2 medium oranges, sliced into 1/4” rounds and then halved
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Place ham in a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Drain the cherries, reserving the syrup.
Combine the brown sugar, cherry syrup, orange juice, cloves and mustard seeds in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then lower heat to a simmer and reduce until thickened to a texture similar to maple syrup.
Remove the ham from the oven (but do not turn it off!), slice it in a cross-cross pattern, and glaze with your cheery syrup with a basting brush.
Return to oven for 15 min (at the same temperature).
Finish the ham with a broil for 3 minutes, then serve immediately.
Broiling meats at the end of their respective bake times gives a nice bubbly crisp to the top of your roasts.