This Weight Watchers citrus and cranberry ham is a snap to make. It’s a simple recipe that everyone will love this spring!
We are updating this recipe as of March 2022 so that you can have the most up-to-date information included for the Weight Watchers updates!
This simple holiday recipe is great for Easter, Christmas, etc. It goes well with things like Weight Watchers Green Bean Casserole, Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot, Chunky Mashed Potatoes | Weight Watchers Recipe, and Cauliflower Stuffing | Low Carb Stuffing!
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Is this a healthy recipe?
My Weight Watchers citrus and cranberry ham can be a part of your healthy lifestyle. When enjoying classic recipes choosing leaner options and maintaining good portion control is the key to success.
You can pair this recipe will low point sides. Many vegetables are free on the Smart Points program so you won’t have to stress about finding ways to fit this recipe into your healthy lifestyle!
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Let me show you how to make this savory entree, once you try this you will be a fan!
Ingredients for Weight Watchers citrus and cranberry ham:
To make this really simple Weight Watcher citrus and cranberry ham recipe you will need fresh orange juice, canned cranberry sauce, whole cloves, lean ham, orange wedges, and light brown sugar.
You can find the full amounts in the list of ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. You can also find shopping links, step by step instructions, nutritional estimates, and more! It’s a great tool to keep on hand for prepping your favorite recipes!
How to make Weight Watchers citrus and cranberry ham:
This is a really easy recipe to make. The whole family will devour it and it’s perfect for a healthy option at the holidays. We make this tasty ham for Easter and Christmas because it is easy but also because it’s delicious.
My family doesn’t have to know that they’re eating something a little better for them than the traditional recipes.
Turn oven on 375 degrees F.
Over low heat add juice, cranberry sauce, brown sugar in a small sauce pan and mix until blended, warmed and melted down. This is your glaze. Set it aside.
Place your ham in a cooking pan and push whole cloves into the top of it.
Drizzle 2/3 of the glaze over the ham and bake for 45 -60 min.
Every 15 min of cooking you can brush the remaining glaze on and squeeze extra orange juice from the mandarin oranges.
Once done, slice and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy
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Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.
Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.
You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!
How many Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points are in this recipe?
This recipe makes 12 servings. One serving is 3.5 oz ham and equals 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. That’s not a bad choice considering you can pair it with some free veggies for a healthy and smart holiday choice!
Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers Personal Points?
Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day / week.
Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!
We estimate that this recipe will be about 5-7 Personal Points per serving depending on your exact program!
Looking for more tasty Weight Watchers meals?
I hope you enjoy this Weight Watchers citrus and cranberry ham! If you are looking for another healthy recipe, here are some great choices:
- Weight Watchers Green Bean Casserole
- Cauliflower Stuffing | Low Carb Stuffing
- Weight Watchers Cranberry Sauce
- Easy Beef and Broccoli Stuffed Peppers
Printable Cranberry Citrus Ham Recipe:
Weight Watchers Citrus and Cranberry Ham
This Weight Watchers citrus and cranberry ham is a snap to make. There are 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points in each serving of this delicious ham.
- 4 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice or store bought orange juice
- 1/2 cup canned cranberry sauce
- 1-2 Tbsp whole cloves
- 3 pounds of lean ham
- 3 mandarin oranges cut into wedges
- 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
- Turn oven on 375 degrees F.
- Over low heat add juice, cranberry sauce, brown sugar in a small sauce pan and mix until blended, warmed and melted down. This is your glaze. Set it aside.
- Place your ham in a cooking pan and push whole cloves into the top of it.
- Drizzle 2/3 of the glaze over the ham and bake for 45 -60 min.
- Every 15 min of cooking you can brush the remaining glaze on and squeeze extra orange juice from the mandarin oranges.
- Once done, slice and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy!
12 Servings | 5 Freestyle Smart Points Each (3.5 oz serving)
Amount Per Serving Calories 319Saturated Fat 6gCholesterol 70mgSodium 1351mgCarbohydrates 11gSugar 10gProtein 24g