This simple vintage recipe for cranberry glazed ham is delicious and the perfect dish for any holiday gathering. With just a few ingredients you’ll have one of the best hams you’ve ever had.
My favorite holiday main dish is ham. It’s a simple dish and makes for delicious leftovers! You can also do so many things with it to change it up for different holiday meals.
I usually cook mine in the Instant Pot with some kind of maple glaze or orange glaze. It’s always great and everyone always comments on how good it is.
I decided to try a new recipe because it’s always fun to have a new ham recipe and I found a delicious-sounding vintage recipe in a 1950s magazine.
It called for using whole cranberry sauce for the glaze. I love cranberry sauce with ham so I knew this would be a hit. Plus it’s such a simple glaze with only two ingredients, whole cranberry sauce, and brown sugar.
Like most vintage recipes this one gave few instructions, it appeared to be a recipe someone sent into the magazine. It originally was for a ham steak but they also said it could be used on a ham.
I have tested this recipe out using my own ham recipe making it easier to follow than the vintage recipe. It’s very simple and it turned out amazing!
I tend to prefer using a fully cooked and sliced ham because I’m usually not feeding too many people and it’s so easy. I also usually make my own cranberry sauce but it’s totally okay to use store-bought cranberry sauce.
If I want a really good ham I get one from Crowd Cow. They have amazing quality ham and other meat from small farms. We buy a large amount of our meat from Crowd Cow.
The night I made this recipe I served it with potatoes au gratin and green bean casserole. It was one of my favorite meals I’ve had in a while. I had leftovers for a few days which made it even better. I will be using this recipe in the future, likely for this Christmas.
- 1 ham (6-7 lb, fully cooked, spiral sliced)
- 1 cup whole-cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Place ham in baking dish and cover ham with foil.
- Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours depending on size of ham.
- Remove ham from oven and take foil off.
- Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Spread cranberry sauce over the ham and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.