Honey-Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
A moist and flavorful glazed ham is one of the easiest main courses you can prepare for a crowd. The secret to success is simple – start with a good quality ham (preferably uncured), allow enough time for it to heat through slowly and complement its naturally salty, smoky flavors with a simple glaze like this easy, honey-based recipe.
- 1 semi-boneless spiral-sliced ham (7 to 9 lbs)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (or more to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Remove all the packaging from the ham and place it cut side down on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Draw the foil up around the sides of the ham, add 1/2 cup water, seal tightly (using additional foil if needed) and place in a roasting pan. Cook for 10 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature registers 140°F.
- Note: The directions above are general guidelines for heating a fully cooked spiral-sliced ham, but recommendations may vary by brand. If your ham includes heating instructions, you may want to follow those instead.
- Whisk the honey, mustard, orange juice and ground ginger together in a small bowl and set aside until ready to use.
- Once the ham is heated through, remove it from the foil and set upright. Increase the oven temperature to 400°F.
- Brush the glaze over the entire exterior of the ham and return it to the oven for an additional 10 to 12 minutes to allow the glaze to caramelize. Allow the ham to rest for a few minutes before carving.