Tangerine Glazed Ham With Fresh Sage

Recipe by shimmerchk
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins




  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Put the ham in a large roasting pan, fat-side up.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the ham with cuts across the skin, about 2-inches apart and 1/2-inch deep.
  • Cut diagonally down the slashes to form a diamond pattern; season the meat generously with salt and pepper.
  • Chop about 8 of the sage leaves and put it in a bowl; mix with the oil to make a paste.
  • Rub the sage-oil all over the ham, being sure to get the flavor into all the slits.
  • Bake the ham for 2 hours.
  • Assemble the glaze as the ham is baking.
  • For the glaze: Place a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the chunks of butter, tangerines, tangerine juice, brown sugar, water, and spices.
  • Slowly cook the liquid down to a syrupy glaze; this should take about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • After the ham has being going for a couple of hours, pour the tangerine glaze all over it, with the pieces of fruit and all.
  • Scatter the remaining sage leaves on top and stick the ham back in the oven and continue to cook for another 2 hours, basting with the pan juices every 30 minutes.
  • The ham is done when it is dark and crispy, and the whole thing is glistening with a sugary glaze.
  • Set the ham on a cutting board to rest for 10- 15 minutes before carving.
  • Serve the tangerine glaze on the side if desired.