Cranberry Orange Bourbon Glazed Holiday Hatfield Ham

December 10, 2018

Take the stress out of holiday cooking with my Cranberry Orange Bourbon Glazed Holiday Hatfield Ham recipe. It’s an easy to make, super flavorful, classic holiday dish!

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There are 15 days left until Christmas!  It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here!  Going into the holiday season this year, I wasn’t exactly excited for it.  Bouncing between holiday celebrations and deciding which family to celebrate with on Christmas Day can be completely exhausting and stressful for all!  But this year has been surprisingly different.

This year, we’re celebrating Christmas early with my husband’s family, spending time with my family Christmas Day, and having a quiet Christmas Eve at home.  It’s so much easier than traveling back and forth, cramming all of our celebrations into one day!  It’s the first year, in a few years, that I’m actually looking forward to each and every holiday celebration!

I’ve made it my mission to keep the holiday season as stress-free as possible and enjoy as much of it as I can!  So far, so good!  I was able to get my Christmas shopping done early and wrapped presents as they came in.  I made a list of Christmas cookies that I wanted to bake and have been eagerly checking it off.  I’ve been binge watching my favorite Christmas movies when I can.  And I’ve even managed to make us TWO holiday meals for dinner, just because!

The Hatfield® Uncured Ham was the perfect size for my little impromptu weeknight holiday celebration.  It’s a flavorful, ethically-raised, fully cooked ham that’s so easy to prepare.  Hatfield has taken the stress out of serving a delicious holiday meal for your family.  Hatfield’s NEW smaller sized hams are available in ½ Pre-Sliced Pit Ham, ¼ Pre-Sliced Ham (With Natural Juices or With Water Added), and are perfect for holiday gatherings, whether they’re big or small.

For a limited time only, you can receive a $2 rebate with your purchase of any Hatfield® Uncured Ham on Ibotta.

Is it even the holiday season without the ham?

It just wouldn’t be the Christmas season without ham on the holiday table!  If you’re like us and have more than one celebration to attend, you know you’ll basically be eating one ham after the other! And probably for days after that (love those leftovers)!

I decided to step up our holiday ham game with a new glaze made with orange marmalade, cranberry juice, and bourbon.  My slightly sweet and super flavorful Cranberry Orange Bourbon Glazed Ham will be a hit with your family this Christmas!

Cranberry Orange Bourbon Glazed Holiday Hatfield Ham

Cranberry Orange Bourbon Glazed Holiday Hatfield Ham


  • 1 Hatfield® Uncured Ham
  • 1/2 8 oz. jar orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup bourbon or whiskey
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1½ cups cranberry juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Remove ham from packaging and place into a roasting pan.
  3. Combine orange marmalade, bourbon, brown sugar, cranberry juice, and bay leaf in a saucepan. 
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
  5. Discard bay leaf and reserve about a cup of sauce to serve with the ham.
  6. Brush glaze over the ham and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add 1/2 inch of water into the base of the roasting pan.
  8. Tent with aluminum foil and bake 40-45 minutes, or until ham reaches 140ºF.
  9. Remove ham from oven. Baste and let the ham stand for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  10. Serve with extra glaze, if desired.
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Not going to lie, this is probably one of the best hams I’ve ever made and it was so easy to make, too!  Since we’re keeping things simple this holiday season, I wanted to share a few tips to help you prepare an amazing holiday meal and still be able to enjoy quality time with the family!

Start meal prepping the night before

Cut your prep time by chopping up vegetables and measuring out other ingredients the night before.  It’ll make cooking up your holiday feast a lot easier by cutting out all of that prep time!

Set the table in advance

Set your holiday table as early as possible.  That way you’re not scrambling to get your table set before guests arrive.  You’ll give yourself more time to make an impression with pretty table settings and centerpieces!

Purchase Hatfield Hams for an easy holiday meal

Go for quality and convenience with a family owned, American made Hatfield Ham this holiday.  It’s a gluten-free and seriously delicious holiday meal.  Grab a pre-sliced ham and go straight from the oven to the table.

Use premade side dishes to cut time and oven space

Stock the freezer with frozen side dishes.  Some of them taste just as good as homemade and take way less time!  Keep classic sides on hand like mashed potatoes, squash, or Brussels sprouts.  Even if you’re not serving them heated straight from the package, they’ll be easier to doctor up with seasonings and other ingredients!

Take advantage of those leftovers

If there’s one thing that’s as good as the holiday meal itself, it’s the leftovers!  After we dish out containers to our family, I’m always excited to start thinking about meals I can create with leftovers.  Leftover ham is perfect for ham and eggs in the morning, a delicious ham, brie, and cranberry sauce sandwich for lunch, or a ham and cheese calzone for dinner!

Find Hatfield Hams in the meat case, or special holiday cases, at ACME or where Hatfield products are sold near you.  Don’t forget to grab the $2 rebate offer off of Ibotta before you shop!  It’s the holidays – take the stress out of your holiday dinner with a Hatfield ham and my crazy good recipe for Cranberry Orange Bourbon Glaze!

Do you have a favorite homemade glaze for your holiday ham?



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