Twist on Tradition: Pomegranate-Glazed Holiday Ham

Twist on Tradition: Pomegranate-Glazed Holiday Ham

Pomegranate-Glazed Holiday Ham is a delightful twist on the classic holiday ham. This recipe combines the rich, smoky flavors of ham with the sweet and tangy notes of pomegranate glaze, creating a mouthwatering centerpiece for your festive table.


  • 1 bone-in ham, about 8-10 pounds
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. In a saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, ground cloves, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. Place the ham in a roasting pan and brush it generously with the pomegranate glaze, reserving some for basting.
  4. Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for about 15 minutes per pound, basting with the glaze every 30 minutes, until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140°F (60°C).
  5. Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  6. Slice and serve the Pomegranate-Glazed Holiday Ham, drizzling any remaining glaze over the slices for an extra burst of flavor.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12-14 servings

This Pomegranate-Glazed Holiday Ham is a show-stopping centerpiece for your festive gatherings. The combination of smoky ham and sweet-tangy pomegranate glaze will leave your guests craving for more.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 350, Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 40g

Make your holiday celebration extra special with this Twist on Tradition: Pomegranate-Glazed Holiday Ham. The succulent ham paired with the vibrant flavors of pomegranate will have your guests raving about this unique and delicious dish. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy the warmth and joy of the holiday season with this mouthwatering ham recipe that brings a delightful twist to tradition.

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