Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
A homemade spiral ham with a delicious maple glaze that rivals any store-bought variety. Save yourself some money and make it at home!
Servings: 14 to 18
- 7 to 9 pound bone-in fully-cooked spiral sliced ham
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup brown sugar light or dark
- 2 tablespoons stone-ground or whole-grain mustard
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground cloves no more than ⅛ teaspoon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove ham from packaging and enclose it securely, flat side down, in a very large piece of heavy duty foil. Close the foil so that it will open from the top. Place it flat side down in a large baking dish or roasting pan and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes per pound or until heated through and the internal temperature of the ham reads 140 degrees F when measured with an instant read thermometer.
Meanwhile, whisk together glaze ingredients in a saucepan over MEDIUM heat. Bring to a low boil then reduce the heat to LOW and allow to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened and syrupy. Remove from the heat and set aside. The glaze will continue to thicken as it rests.
After the initial cooking time, remove the pan from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Open the foil to expose the ham and pour about ¾ of the glaze evenly over the top and sides. Return the uncovered pan to the oven for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or just until the glaze has caramelized (watch carefully to avoid burning).
Remove from the oven and allow it to rest in the foil for 10 minutes. Spoon any glaze that has been captured in the foil over the ham as it rests and then brush it all over with the reserved glaze.
Cooking time is an estimate based on an 8 pound ham.
What Size Ham to Buy
When deciding how much ham you need for your group you should count on about ⅓ to ½ pound per person for a bone-in ham spiral ham. For instance, an 8 pound ham is plenty to serve 16. I always get a larger ham than I need because I’m all about having lots of leftovers, especially when it comes to ham.
Serving: 0.5pound | Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2721mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg