This spiral ham recipe delivers the most incredible flavored ham. Studded with whole cloves then coated in a simple glaze made up of honey, brown sugar, and orange juice. So perfect for Christmas, Easter, or any occasion!
Confession: I don’t really love turkey. (gasp!)
I don’t dislike it. It’s just…meh. Oddly enough, I love processed deli meat turkey. But maybe that’s because it doesn’t taste at all like Thanksgiving turkey. *shrug*
The kids don’t care for it, either.
For those reasons, I’ve secretly complained to Paul for years that I really want to make a glazed ham for Thanksgiving. But I was so afraid of the resistance I would get from the family. And then he said, “Who cares?” Lol. So simple. I love him.
So, last year I did it. I told everyone I was making a this spiral glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, and snap peas. No stuffing. No yam casserole.
And nobody cared! (Well, almost nobody *cough*) All that fretting for nothing.
I’m making that same ham again. And I suspect for many years to come.
It’s based on my mom’s ham. And it’s absolutely delicious!
What to serve with glazed ham
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with apples, cranberries, and pecans
- Fall Roasted Vegetables
- Mashed Potato Cakes
- Creamy Cornbread Casserole
- Roasted Acorn Squash
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Honey-Orange Glazed Ham
- 1 6 to 7 fully cooked bone-in half shank spiral ham
- 15 whole cloves
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place a baking rack in a shallow pan. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, brown sugar, and orange juice; set aside.
- Distribute the cloves all around the ham, in between the spirals.
- Place ham cut side down on the rack. Drizzle 1/3 of the glaze over the ham, spreading evenly. Cover with foil.
- Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 130-140 (approximately 2 hours depending on how many pounds your ham is.)
- Drizzle the glaze 2-3 more times during the cooking process, spacing as evenly as you can, with the final drizzle during the last 20 minutes without the foil.
- Let ham rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with any reserved sauce or pan drippings.
Reader Questions and Reviews
I do love turkey (especially with GRAVY), but am a huge ham fan, too… This sounds so tasty!!
I freaking love turkey. BUT, I also freaking love ham. This sounds amazing :)
We love ham too . . but we also love turkey so we have both! Dude, this ham looks incredible!!!!
I for one like having alternate main courses for Thanksgiving. I have had ham and prime rib on different occasions.
I will not mention the Mexican Thanksgiving that my wife’s family once had. At least in public. (Maybe at Beat The Blerch Sacramento… :D )
Mexican Thanksgiving? I love it! My friend Meghan once served a brisket…family did not approve, but it was smoked for 48 hours and I desperately wanted to go over there. She said it was fantastic.
If executed properly, it would be awesome. This was not, alas. (Ping me offline if you want the gory details.)