Skip to main content

Easy Citrus Ham

Easter was a HUGE holiday growing up in my Italian family.   As years went on, we got away from the big gathering and spent it more casually, like taking a ride to the beach and having a picnic.   We do enjoy Easter dishes though, so at some point in April I'll make a ham and sides.

I got a great deal on a bone-in spiral ham, and ran across this recipe on the Taste of Home site.  Using the slow cooker was great, freed up the oven.   We like a sweet glaze on our ham, and this was sweet without being overly so.    The crystallized ginger is what really puts it over the top, gives it a little 'warmth" without being spicy.   Thanks so much to Sheila C for sharing her recipe!

This week, thirteen bloggers are sharing 46 recipes and tips to help you serve up deliciousness this Easter.  Follow #EasterRecipes on social media to see what we're serving up!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to see what other amazing dishes are being shared today!



                 
* Exported from MasterCook *

                             Easy Citrus Ham

  1                     boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)- used bone in spiral
     1/2           cup  packed dark brown sugar
  1                can  lemon-lime soda -- (12 ounces) divided- used Sprite
  1             medium  navel orange -- thinly sliced
  1             medium  lemon -- thinly sliced
  1             medium  lime -- thinly sliced
  1         tablespoon  chopped crystallized ginger

 Cut ham in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup soda; rub over ham. Top with orange, lemon and lime slices. Add candied ginger and remaining soda to the slow cooker.

    Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally with cooking juices. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Originally published as Easy Citrus Ham in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p48

Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/easy-citrus-ham


Monday


Comments

  1. This sounds amazing and I love that it leaves the oven space for everything else!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not to mention, it could be snowing or 80 degrees in April here in New England- nice to not have to run the stove in case of power outage or heatwave :)

      Delete
  2. I love the citrus flavors. I normally use Vernors (a ginger ale made in Michigan) for the liquid in my ham but I can see how the citrus drink would work as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My college roommate was from Michigan and she always talked about Vernors!

      Delete
  3. We love ham and the citrus flavors in this recipe sound amazing. I've never made a ham in the slow cooker. Always love freeing up the oven.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've made a ham with orange before, but really loved the addition of the lemon and lime to this!

      Delete
  4. I love that this is made in the slow cooker! The oven is a busy spot on Easter so this works out nicely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. More room in the oven for desserts, we always seem to have 3 times as many of those as we do anything else :)

      Delete
  5. I could easily use the splenda brown sugar and sugar free sprite to reduce the sugar for my diabetic hubby and still enjoy this light and fruity glaze! Thanks for the recipe!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely! I've baked with the Splenda brown sugar for my dad and have had great success with it.

      Delete
  6. Yum! That looks amazing! I love ham!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My son can take it or leave it, but he went back for 3rds of this one, so definitely a winner here!

      Delete
  7. I am no good at ham glazes. I always wind up burning them or completely forgetting about them. I definitely have to try yours. Maybe I'll have luck this time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My first ham ever I used the glaze packet that came with the ham, forgot to set the timer and got distracted. We ended up having grilled cheese for dinner, oops!

      Delete
  8. Love using the slow cooker to make life easier. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really don't use mine enough, I need to change that!

      Delete
  9. Ham is already a great Easter recipe, but I think using the citrus makes it that much more Spring-y!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Especially here in New England where we can still be looking at snow while we have Easter dinner- nothing like some colorful citrus to brighten my mood!

      Delete
  10. I'm intrigued with the Sprite with the ham! I'm going to have to try this with ours! Thanks for linking the recipe up on the #Celebrate365 Easter Recipes Blog Party!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for hosting!

      Delete
    2. Thanks again for linking up your recipe on the Celebrate 365 Easter Recipes Blog Party - I included your post in my round-up recap: http://www.cornbeanspigskids.com/2018/03/make-ahead-easter-dinner-recipes.html.

      Delete
    3. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to share it :)

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Olive Garden Fried Lasagna

On a recent trip to Olive Garden, I tried the Lasagna Fritta.   Fried pasta and cheeses, with two fantastic sauces.    Few chain restaurant dishes stick with me, but I had a hard time getting this one out of my mind.   I decided I wanted to recreate it at home, but instead of an appetizer portion, I wanted dinner size.    It's a little fidgety, but once you get an assembly line process going, it's pretty smooth.   I used pre-shredded/grated cheeses, you are more than welcome to shred your own.   I also used store bought marinara and alfredo, but it would be over-the-top fantastic with from-scratch sauces. This was a huge hit here.   While it's not something that I'd make weekly, it was a fun way to present lasagna to my picky eater, who doesn't like a lot of red sauce.  Since there are only 3 of us, I froze the remaining fried bundles in single serve portions.   They can be heated from frozen, or defrosted in the fridge overnight.    Enjoy! Print Wi

Southern Fried Chicken Strips

  Sometimes I defrost something with a specific meal in mind, and then the weather completely makes me crave something else.   We had a nice sunny warm stretch of weather here in New Hampshire over the weekend.   It was easy to ignore my menu plan of a heavy, creamy chicken and pasta dish for some crispy, golden brown fried chicken. I chose this recipe , and made very minor changes- first, I used Penzey's Roasted Garlic instead of regular garlic powder.   Second, I held the salt out of the flour mixture, I prefer to salt fried foods as they come out of the oil instead.   I also omitted the parmesan cheese, it didn't need it. I don't fry often, so I'm always glad when the recipe turns out to be worth it.  Using tenderloins made for a quick fry, and the crunchy outside stayed put when you cut them with a fork.    There was just the right amount of seasoning for the guys, though I admit I'd have like to have swapped out the paprika for some cayenne pepper.   I l

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I've been making this recipe for over 5 years now.  My guys saw an advertisement from a pizza chain for a Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie and they asked if I could make one. Since I didn't have an ovenproof skillet or pizza pan at the time, I searched the web for one I could do in a cake pan.    I found this recipe on That's So Yummy and it was perfect since I only had 1 egg. This is a great fix for a chocolate chip cookie craving without making a huge batch, scooping dough and then babysitting cookie sheets! Most often I make it with semisweet chocolate chips, but sometimes I switch it up and and use some of the speciality ones that I can't seem to resist buying, like Sea Salt Caramel. Though the directions say to cool it completely, we like ours warm, topped with a scoop of ice cream, sometimes a drizzle of hot fudge sauce.   Yield: 8 Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal Print Recipe With Image Without Image Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake ingredients