The holidays are a time for coming together with loved ones and indulging in a feast that celebrates gratitude and tradition. While turkey may be the star of the show on many tables, there’s something special about adding a delectable Sweet and Zesty Glazed Ham featuring Halenda’s Meats Award-Winning Mini Ham to your holiday spread. This recipe will explore how to create this mouthwatering holiday centrepiece, complete with a sweet and zesty glaze that will leave your guests thankful for every bite.

This recipe was made by the talented home chef Marta from Marta’s Bistro! If you want some delicious, easy and fun recipes, head over to her Instagram page for more inspiration!


Before we dive into the irresistible glaze recipe, let’s take a moment to appreciate the exquisite quality of our Halenda’s Meats Award-Winning Mini Ham. We always want to be known for our commitment to crafting top-quality meats, so we have created a ham that’s nothing short of exceptional. This ham serves as the canvas for your Thanksgiving feast.


With your Sweet and Zesty Glazed Ham featuring Halenda’s Meats Award-Winning Mini Ham ready to grace your holiday table, you’re in for a culinary delight that will leave your guests craving more. The combination of sweet maple syrup, tangy Dijon mustard, aromatic rosemary, and zesty orange zest creates a harmonious symphony of flavors that complements the tender, succulent ham to perfection.

So for this Thanksgiving, elevate your table with a show-stopping Sweet and Zesty Glazed Ham made with Halenda’s Meats Award-Winning Mini Ham. With this crowd-pleaser at the center of your table, you’re sure to create lasting memories and savour the joy of delicious tradition.


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Mini Dinner Ham


Add a twist of to your holiday table with our Sweet & Zesty holiday Glazed Ham, featuring the exquisite Halenda's Meats Award-Winning Mini Ham. Crafted with love and care, this ham serves as the canvas for a mouthwatering glaze that blends the sweetness of maple syrup with the zest of orange and the tang of Dijon mustard.
As it roasts to perfection, this ham becomes a centrepiece that's tender, succulent, and bursting with flavour. Elevate your Thanksgiving celebration with a symphony of tastes, and leave your guests thankful for each delectable bite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 Halenda's Meats Mini Ham

Glaze Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper


  • Remove all of the twine and cross hatch outside of ham with a sharp knife.
  • Skewer the ham onto the rotisserie rod. If you don't have a rotisserie rod, you can also use your oven!
  • Cook the ham over indirect heat at375°F. It will take about 15 minutes per pound until it reaches an internal temperature 145°F degrees. 
    (This was a 3 lb Mini Ham and it took about 50 mins.)
  • While the ham is going for a twirl make the glaze. In a saucepan, add in all your butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, dijon mustard, pepper, rosemary, and orange zest. Then let it simmer until reaches a boil.
  • On the last 10 mins, baste the glaze over the ham a few times. 
  • Remove from the rotisserie and let the ham rest for 10 minutes. Add all the must-have sides and have a feast!