Sweet & Smoky Glazed Tofu "Ham" Recipe for a Vegan Christmas Dinner | Vegan | 30Seconds Food (2024)

Needing a vegan protein to take to a familyChristmas get-together, I decided on this sweet and smoky tofu ham recipe from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Chef Moskowitz describes the vegan recipe as "sweet and smoky and elegant in a '70s kind of way, with notes of orange and maple."

To make this flavorful vegan and vegetariantofu ham recipe you will need olive oil, tamari or soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, extra-firm tofu, oranges, whole cloves, fresh orange juice, apricot jam, whiskey, ground ginger, salt and pepper.

The whole family enjoyed this tofu ham onChristmas, even the meat-eaters. As Chef Moskowitz says, there's no need to "put an adorable pig at the center of your table!"

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours to marinate
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes plus 4 hours to marinate
Servings: 4




  • 1 package (14 ounces) extra-firm tofu, pressed
  • 8 thin orange slices
  • 20 to 25 whole cloves


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Recipe Notes

  • This sweet and smoky tofu recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • You could use bourbon instead of whiskey. If you don't want to use alcohol, substitute apple juice.

Here's how to make it:

  1. To make the tofu, whisk together to marinade ingredients in a shallow dish. Place the tofu in the marinade, turn to coat and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  2. Arrange the orange slices in an even layer in the center of a parchment paper-covered 13x9-inch baking pan. Place the marinated tofu block on the bed or oranges.
  3. Carefully score the top of the tofu with a sharp knife in a diamond patter, about 1/4-inch deep. Press the whole cloves into the intersection cuts. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 1 hour.
  4. While the tofu bakes, combine all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until reduced by half and thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. After the tofu has baked 1 hour, remove it from the oven and pour the glaze evenly over the top. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Allow tofu to cool for about 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 277

Total Fat: 14.2g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 359mg

Total Carbohydrate: 21.2g

Dietary Fiber: 0.6g

Total Sugars: 16.3g

Protein: 3.7g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 63mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 139mg

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