Spiral Sliced Smoked Baked Ham
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
How to Make Spiral Sliced Smoked Baked Ham
- 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.
- 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!