Ranch Glazed Baked Ham

Ranch Glazed Baked Ham – you’ll never buy a fancy store-bought ham again! This ham is super easy to make and is packed full of amazing flavor! Spiral-cut half ham, brown sugar, dijon mustard, ranch dressing, ranch seasoning, honey, and orange juice. Sweet and savory in every bite. A must for your holiday meal.

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Brown Sugar Glaze for Baked Ham

The holidays are all about the ham at our house! We usually buy a fancy honey-glazed ham from the store, but this year we are having this Ranch Glazed Baked Ham. OMG! Ranch dressing, brown sugar, mustard, honey, and orange juice. Sweet and savory in every bite. So much better than our usual store-bought ham. This is our favorite ham recipe to make for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinners. Give this a try. It is sure to become a family favorite too.

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How to Make Ranch-Glazed Baked Ham

This ham is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place the ham in a large roasting pan lined with aluminum foil. In a bowl, whisk together ranch dressing, ranch seasoning, brown sugar, dijon mustard, honey, and orange juice. Brush half of the glaze mixture on the outside of the ham and in between the ham slices. Tightly cover the ham with aluminum foil. Bake for 2½ hours.

Remove the foil and bake uncovered until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140ºF. Remove the ham from the oven and transfer it to a serving platter. Pour any cooking liquids from the bottom of the pan over the ham, if desired. Use a sharp knife to cut the ham into slices.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use a large bone-in ham for this recipe.
    • Since the ham is already cooked, you are only heating up the ham. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 140ºF.
    • Cook the ham for about 13 to 16 minutes per pound.
  • Make sure to get the glaze in between all the slices. You want every slice to have amazing flavor.
  • Can substitute pineapple juice for orange juice.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressinghttps://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • If you are sensitive to ranch dressing seasoning, adjust the amount to your personal preference. 
  • Can I make Ranch Glazed Ham in the slow cooker? Yes! Place the ham in the slow cooker and cover it with the glaze. Cover and cook on LOW until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140ºF.
    • Tip – if your lid won’t cover the ham, cover the crockpot tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil instead.
  • Can I make the glaze ahead of time? Yes! You can whisk together the ham glaze ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Store leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Glazed Ham

This has quickly become our go-to holiday ham recipe. It tastes great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. This goes great with all of the holiday fixings – potato casserole, corn, and green beans

Leftovers are equally delicious! I always buy a bigger ham than we need just to have leftover ham. This ham makes the BEST ham sandwiches. Top the sandwich with some honey mustard and cheese – oh, yes!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the website that go great with this baked ham:

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Ranch Glazed Baked Ham

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Ranch Glazed Baked Ham – you’ll never buy a fancy store-bought ham again! This ham is super easy to make and is packed full of amazing flavor! Spiral-cut half ham, brown sugar, dijon mustard, ranch dressing, ranch seasoning, honey, and orange juice. A must for your holiday meal.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together Ranch dressing, Ranch seasoning mix, brown sugar, mustard, honey and orange juice.
  • Place ham on heavy duty aluminum foil. Spread half the Ranch glaze over ham, brushing between the spiral cuts. Tightly wrap the ham in the foil and place in a roasting pan.
  • Bake for 2½ hours.
  • Remove the ham from the oven. Carefully open the foil. Brush the remaining glaze over the ham and between slices.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 more minutes or until glaze is golden brown and the ham has an internal temperature of 140ºF.
  • Rest 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes:

  • I use a large bone-in ham for this recipe.
    • Since the ham is already cooked, you are only heating up the ham. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 140ºF.
    • Cook the ham for about 13 to 16 minutes per pound.
  • Make sure to get the glaze in between all the slices. You want every slice to have amazing flavor.
  • Can substitute pineapple juice for orange juice.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • If you are sensitive to ranch dressing seasoning, adjust the amount to your personal preference. 
  • Can I make Ranch Glazed Ham in the slow cooker? Yes! Place the ham in the slow cooker and cover it with the glaze. Cover and cook on LOW until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140ºF.
    • Tip – if your lid won’t cover the ham, cover the crockpot tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil instead.
  • Can I make the glaze ahead of time? Yes! You can whisk together the ham glaze ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Store leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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