This Citrus Chipotle ham creates a beautiful outer crust while remaining tender and moist inside. Using fresh squeezed citrus together with smoky chipotle keeps things fresh and springy with a touch of heat.
We’re ham people on Easter. Some people do lamb, we do ham. A spiral cut ham is one of those meats you can add a creative punch of flavor to the outside, while remaining pretty traditional on the inside. So, if you’re trying to please a picky crowd or introduce them to a little kick of flavor, this Citrus Chipotle Ham is the perfect way to go.
And, it’s so easy to make. The glaze comes together in just 10 minutes, so you can focus on side dishes like my Classic Potato Gratin hand mingling with your guests. This time around, for our pre-trial Easter dinner, we bought our bone in spiral cut ham from @Costco and it was delicious. I always do a pre-trial Easter dinner, that we we end up with leftovers. Otherwise, hop on over to your local butcher store and get a fresh ham. We love to get the smoked ham at Silvana Meats. It’s seriously so darn good!
Citrus Chipotle Ham
- 1 8-10 lb bone in spiral cut ham
Citrus Chipotle Glaze
- 1/4 cup shallot minced
- 1 tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice fresh squeezed
- 1/2 cup orange juice fresh squeezed
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp green onions chopped
- 2 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Unwrap ham, discard glaze packet that comes with the ham, place ham in a large oven safe pan and cover with foil.
- Bake 12 minutes per pound. (My roast was 9 lb. and I baked for 1 hour and 45 minutes) You want the internal temperature to be 140 degrees. The last 10 minutes remove foil and brush glaze over the ham and in all the nooks and crannies. Crank the oven up to 425 degrees and bake for 10 minutes.
Citrus Chipotle Glaze
- In a small sauce pan over medium heat cook shallot and chipotle for about 3 minutes. Add grapefruit juice, orange juice, garlic, cumin and brown sugar. Simmer until reduced by half, about 10-15 minutes. Add green onions and butter until melted. Set aside until ham is ready to glaze.