As if a glazed ham isn’t already delicious enough, this recipe takes it even further with 2 Easy Steps for Best Spiral Glazed Ham. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or planning a special occasion dinner, a spiral glazed ham may be the perfect thing to serve! These 2 Easy Steps for Best Spiral Glazed Ham will deliver the best tasting and perfectly glazed ham every time.
Last weekend we hosted a holiday dinner party with friends and my husband wanted a ham on the menu. But not just any ham, an uncured spiral bone-in ham. Uncured hams cost a little more but it’s definitely worth it. And here’s why.
Reasons to buy uncured spiral ham:
No sodium nitrates or nitrites added. And no sodium phosphates.
No artificial preservatives or flavoring to embellish its color, or flavor.
It’s already perfectly sliced for you, making it easy and convenient to serve.
You will get a natural tasting ham, and one that is healthier for you.
For starters, we added 2 navel oranges and used an All-Natural, already made ham glaze that brings out the rich, savory flavors in this uncured ham.
No need to make your own glaze and no reason to use the packet that most hams come with.
Baking a spiral ham will save you precious time in the kitchen and leaves you time to enjoy your guests!
First, remove the ham from its packaging and lay the ham with its flat-side down in a large roasting pan. Take 1 navel orange, squeeze the juice and pour over the entire ham. Then slice the second orange into several wedges and place them around the ham, as shown in the photo.
Next, begin to glaze the ham with this already-made brown sugar and spice ham glaze, and glaze the ham like you are frosting a cake. Easy-peasy!
The ingredients in this one jar for ham glaze is already done for you!
A perfect blend of brown sugar, mustard seed, vinegar, pineapple juice, salt, spices, horseradish and white wine. All natural ingredients with no fillers or artificial flavors. Love that ! And it’s sold at Harris Teeter, and you can get it on Amazon too – just click Here!
2 easy steps and only 5 minutes to prep a spiral ham before baking is a time-saver! Then bake the ham on low heat for only 15 minutes per pound.
With these 2 easy steps, you will notice a world of a difference in flavor and moisture. The truth is I don’t care for ham, because I always found conventional cured hams to be too salty, and afterwards I find myself drinking water all night long.
To my surprise, my husband was right to buy uncured ham. This was the BEST tasting spiral glazed ham we have ever had! The flavors were wonderful and turned out to be AMAZING! It was such a huge hit at our holiday dinner party. Everyone LOVED it! Including ME!
- 2 large navel oranges
- 1 jar of Boar's Head brown sugar & spices ham glaze
- 6 to 7 pound uncured spiral ham
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Remove the ham from its package and lay it down in a large roasting pan with its flat-side down.
- Juice 1 navel orange and pour the juice over the ham.
- Slice the other navel orange into wedges, and surround the ham with the orange wedges.
- Using a spatula, spread the brown sugar & spices ham glaze all over the ham like you are frosting a cake (I used only ¾ of the jar), and spread as much as needed.
- BAKE, uncovered only 15 minutes per pound.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board or serving platter. Spoon over the ham with any remaining juices and glaze from the roasting pan.
- Serve immediately while warm.
Need some suggestions for side dishes with this spiral glazed ham?
How about Stuffing – Sicilian Style
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