Ginger Ale Glazed Ham for Easter Dinner

Rose Mary Mogan


This was the main attraction for our Easter dinner, it was a 10 3/4 pound Hillshire Spiral Half Ham. We love Hillshire Ham in fact I often refer to it as the Cadillac of all hams because of it's superiority in flavor, taste & quality.

It is expensive but it is well worth every penny you pay for it. It is not overly salty, & there is NO NEED to soak it in cold water to release any of the salt, because it has great flavor, & all you need do is follow the directions on the package to bake it & it comes out perfect every time.

Try it and you will see what I mean. Great any time of the year.

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10 to 12 or more depending on portion size


10 Min


2 Hr 30 Min




10 3/4 pound spiral hillshire ham
1 c
good quality ginger ale
1 c
stone ground mustard
1 c
light brown sugar firmly packed
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 1/2 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. But follow the directions for the ham that you have purchased.
I had to remove the wrapping and the disk covering the bone, and then wrap the ham tightly in aluminum foil. Then place in a large pan with a 2 inch side. No water was needed. Place ham in middle rack and bake for 13 -15 minutes per pound.
My ham needed 2 1/2 hours baking time.
GLAZE RECIPE: Add the ginger ale, ground mustard, brown sugar & cloves to a medium sauce pan, then stir to blend. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil, whisking as you go. Do not leave sauce pan unattended or it can quickly boil over. Continue to stir as glaze will thicken in just a few minutes about 5 to 10 minutes. When glaze becomes syrupy remove from heat and add butter, then stir till butter melts. Then brush glaze over ham on all sides.
I baked the ham for 2 hours, then made the glaze while the ham was baking, removed the ham after the 2 hours has elapsed, then glazed the ham on all sides, then returned it to the oven. Then repeated this step 2 additional times for a total of 30 minutes. There was juice that accumulated in the bottom of the pan from the ham.
I lined a platter with fresh greens, and added some decorative fruit that I had cut, and placed a cherry in the middle of each piece of citrus fruit , added a few green & red Grapes that I drizzled with Agave nectar and dusted with powdered sugar.
Added the ham & carefully separated the slices & arranged them on the tray in an attractive manner.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American