Easter is coming up and it’s traditional to serve Ham. Plus it’s basically one of the easiest meats to cook ever. Here in Los Angeles, it’s traditional to use Farmer John ham. After all, they started here in Los Angeles in 1931, and they have been providing Dodger Stadium with the official Dodger Dogs for more than 50 years. Legit.
Their website has tons of recipes and we’ve tried a few. This year we’re making the Farmer John Spiral Ham with Orange Bourbon Glaze and giving it a bit of a twist. Turns out we didn’t have any bourbon so we used rum instead.
Ham with Rum and Orange Glaze
As stated, ham is a very easy thing to make; it’s pre-cooked, so you’re really just warming it up – and in this case adding a glaze in the final stage of cooking. Hope you enjoy!
1 Ham (The one we used is 6 pounds and will feed a crowd.)
1/2 Cup Orange Marmalade
3 Tablespoons Rum
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 Tablespoons Whole Grain Mustard
1. Prep the ham by scoring the fat in a cross-hatch pattern. Then bake according to the package directions – usually 15 minutes per pound at 350 degrees. In the case of our 6-pound ham, that means about 90 minutes.
2. 45 minutes after you put the ham in the oven, prepare the glaze by combining the Marmalade, Rum, Maple Syrup and Mustard in a small saucepan. Heat and stir until melted and well mixed.
3. 30 Minutes before ham is done, spoon some glaze over top and put it back in the oven.
4. Serve the ham* with remaining glaze on the side.
We hope you enjoy this ham recipe, whether you have it for Easter or anytime.
*Please note that the Farmer John recipe page has a great tutorial for how to carve a ham.
In 2018 we worked with Farmer John to make another one of their ham glaze recipes: Ham with Apple Mustard Glaze.
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com.