Glazed ham and candied yams are two of my favorite holiday foods. This quick and easy version of my festive favorites has been scaled down to serve 4-6, and can be made any night of the week!
- 2 pound boneless, fully cooked ham
- 2 pounds yams, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
- 1 1/4 cup orange juice, divided
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash salt
- Dash ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the ham in a foil-lined pan, and pour 1 cup of the orange juice over the top of the ham. Cover with foil, and bake for about 30-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F.
Meanwhile, combine the butter, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a dutch oven over medium heat.
Once the butter is melted, and the ingredients are combined, add the yams and stir to evenly coat with the butter mixture. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover, and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the ham is almost up to temperature, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and a dash of ground cloves in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. The glaze will thicken and have the consistency of syrup.
Remove the ham from the oven. Brush the glaze over the entire ham. Return to the oven, and broil for 5 minutes, until the glaze becomes crispy.
Serving Recommendation: Thinly slice the ham, and serve along side the candied yams and some steamed asparagus.