Guava & Habanero Glazed Ham

created by Stephen Chavez

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Put a Latin twist to one of your favorite, traditional holiday dishes. To incorporate the Latin flavors of Southern California, pair guava, a sweet fruit native to Mexico and South America, with some heat from a habanero pepper for a holiday ham with kick! Be careful handling the habanero as this is one of the most blazing peppers out there.

Cook Time: Cook Ham Per Package Instructions


  • 1 FARMER JOHN® Spiral Sliced Half Ham, thawed
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 17 oz. can of guava marmalade
  • 1-3 Habanero peppers, minced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a sauce pot place the brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, guava marmalade, Habanero peppers, butter and salt.  Stir to incorporate and bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce to low.  Keep on the heat for about 15 minutes, just long enough to marry the flavors.  Take off the heat, remove the cinnamon sticks and let cool slightly. Place your fully cooked ham in a roasting pan.

Drizzle the Guava & Habanero glaze over the ham. Cover the ham with foil. Place in oven and bake. Set a timer to remind you to baste your ham with the delicious glaze every 15 or 20 minutes.  You’ll want your ham in the oven for about 13 minutes for each pound.  Remember to let your ham rest for a few minutes before you carve it.