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Nothing says “Christmas” like cranberry sauce with its bright red, tart flavor. Did you know it just so happens to make the best Christmas ham glaze too? This recipe is simple, tasty and just perfect for that special Christmas dinner. If want to keep the cranberry theme going for your Christmas dinner, did you know South Carolina has a cranberry winery? If you'd like to order some wonderful cranberry wine from this local winery be sure to see the info at the bottom of this recipe!
1 can whole cranberry sauce- 16 ounces.
1 tsp. Nutmeg
½ tsp. Ground cloves
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of orange juice or zest
½ stick of margarine
In a medium pot, melt margarine, add in whole cranberry sauce, sugars, orange juice, spices and slowly bring to a simmer stirring as you heat long enough to get all well heated through. (five minutes, or so)
Bake ham according to directions, and after 45 minutes of baking, begin brushing Cranberry glaze on the ham. Continue glazing every 10 minutes until ham is completely done and ready to be taken out of oven.