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spiral sliced smoked baked ham

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Diane Springs
Jefferson City, MO

My family loves ham. I LOVE ham! And so easy to make. Yet every time I bake one, which is often, I forget how long to cook it! This will help me remember and maybe you too.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Typically baked ham is on the menu for Christmas dinner and this is a great, basic spiral ham recipe. Thanks to the brown sugar and pineapple, the glaze is tangy and sweet. The ham turns out nice and juicy. A tasty addition to your holiday menu.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For spiral sliced smoked baked ham

  • 1
    fully cooked spiral cut ham
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 1 sm
    can of crushed pineapple

How To Make spiral sliced smoked baked ham

  • Sliced ham in a roasting pan.
    When you buy a spiral ham that is fully cook, it can be eaten cold or hot, but I like it baked a little anyway! To serve hot: Preheat oven to 325. Remove all packaging material from ham. Place ham into pan at least 1" deep.
  • Roasting pan covered in aluminum foil.
    Add at least 1/2 cup water. It won't hurt to add a cup. Your preference! Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Spiral ham baking in the oven.
    Heat approximately 6 minutes per pound or to an internal temperature of 120 F. Do not overcook or your ham will dry out.
  • Combining glaze ingredients in a saucepan.
    GLAZE: I think a glaze is important because it adds that little extra bit of zip. This one is my own creation, so the measurements are iffy! Start with a cup or so brown sugar. Add a big squirt of mustard (about 3 Tbsp). Add a little bit of that can of crushed pineapple (about 1/3 cup). Don't make it watery because you want it to stick to the ham. Another glaze option is 1 cup brown sugar, 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup honey and 1 tsp cinnamon. OR, you could use the pineapple rounds and use toothpicks to stick the toothpick to the ham. Use a little of the juice with the brown sugar mixture. It's pretty that way, but it will be good whatever you do.
  • Stirring until glaze ingredients are thick.
    Cook on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring until it thickens, for about 10 minutes.
  • Brushing the glaze over the ham.
    With 15 minutes left, remove the ham from the oven. Take your foil off and brush the glaze over the ham. Let it kind of get crusty.
  • Continuing to cook the glazed ham in the oven.
    Put the ham back in the oven and let cook for remaining 15 minutes.
  • Sprial Sliced Smoked Baked Ham slices on a serving tray.
    I think the main thing about the ham is the time you cook it. Remember for a pre-cooked ham, only 6 minutes for every pound! And LOW heat!
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    CARVING INSTRUCTIONS: For a half ham, lay ham on a cutting board or flat surface. Using a small knife, cut the front spiral section away from the bone. Proceed with remaining slices!