This Thanksgiving, give Tom a break – instead, turn to a Thanksgiving Ham Dinner: Alternative to Turkey to surprise and delight those around your table. Worried about impressing your loved ones? Fear not: even the most die-hard turkey fans will happily gobble down a delicious and inspired Thanksgiving Ham Dinner.
The key to a Thanksgiving Ham Dinner: picking the right recipe. Here are two options that play well to any crowd. Be sure to serve up plenty of traditional side dishes to complete the meal!
Thanksgiving Orange-Glazed Ham
1 cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup orange juice
1 cup orange marmalade
¼ cup Dijon mustard
Orange slices for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the ham on a rack in a large roasting pan. Add two cups of water to the pan, cover with aluminum foil and heat for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Combine brown sugar, orange juice, marmalade and mustard. Once ham is thoroughly heated, brush with ¾ cup of the glaze mixture, and bake another 30 minutes or until well colored. Remove ham from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving with orange slice garnish and the remaining glaze.
Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Ham Dinner
1 fully cooked Albert’s Semi-Boneless Ham
1 20-ounce can of pineapple slices, with juice
1 small jar of maraschino cherries
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
15 to 20 whole cloves (optional)
Preheat the over to 375 degrees. Place the ham on a rack in a large roasting pan. Add two cups of water to the pan, cover with aluminum foil and heat for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Combine brown sugar, mustard and pineapple juice from can. Once ham is thoroughly heated, decoratively arrange pineapple slices on top of the ham, securing them with either cloves (if using) or toothpicks. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring and secure with a clove or toothpick. Brush glaze over the ham and bake another 30 minutes. Remove ham from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.