Lemon-and-Pickled-Pepper Glazed Ham Recipe

Lemon-and-Pickled-Pepper Glazed Ham Recipe

How To Make Lemon-and-Pickled-Pepper Glazed Ham

Add some tang to your holiday spread by serving this glazed ham that’s basted in a fruity and peppery puree of lemon-lime marmalade and pickled peppers.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours



  • lbssmoked ham,bone in
  • 1lemon,thinly sliced
  • 1large white onion
  • 3cupschicken stock,or low sodium broth
  • ¾cuplemon lime marmalade
  • ¼cuppickled peppers,seeded, coarsely chopped, such as Hot Peppadew, or Italian cherry peppers or jalapenos
  • ¼cupgrainy mustard
  • 3tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 2tbspbourbon
  • 2tbspcornstarch,dissolved in 3 tbsp water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, remove the rind from the ham, leaving a layer of fat all around that is at least ¼-inch thick. Deeply score the fat in a crosshatch pattern at ½-inch intervals.

  2. Transfer the ham to a large roasting pan and scatter the lemon and onion slices around it. Add the chicken stock or broth to the roasting pan.

  3. In a food processor, combine the lemon-lime marmalade, pickled peppers, mustard, lemon juice, and bourbon, and process into a coarse puree. Brush the top of the ham with 2 tablespoons of the lemon-and-pickled-pepper glaze.

  4. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil. Brush the ham with a scant ½ cup of the glaze and bake for 1 hour.

  5. Brush with another scant ½ cup of the glaze and bake for about 30 minutes longer until the ham is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 155 degrees F.

  6. Transfer the ham to a cutting board. Strain the pan juices into a large glass measuring cup and skim off the fat. Transfer the juices to a medium saucepan, and boil for about 5 minutes until reduced to 2½ cups.

  7. Whisk the cornstarch slurry, and add it to the juices in the saucepan along with the remaining glaze. Simmer over moderately high heat, stirring, for about 3 minutes until thickened.

  8. Slice the ham and serve with the sauce. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 526.21kcal
  • Fat: 9.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.44g
  • Fiber: 0.93g
  • Sugar: 16.58g
  • Protein: 63.40g
  • Cholesterol: 77.00mg
  • Sodium: 3247.89mg
  • Calcium: 41.25mg
  • Potassium: 696.47mg
  • Iron: 1.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.31mg
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