This brown sugar & maple glazed spiral ham has a spicy sweet crust and a salty, smoky ham flavor that my family likes far better than Honey Baked Ham.
This Brown Sugar & Maple Glazed Spiral Ham recipe is one of my go-to family favorites that I serve almost any time I host a party. This little ham goes a long way and is always a crowd pleaser.
Ham: For this recipe, I always use my favorite brand and the one that my sister-in-law recommended when she shared this recipe with me. It is the ONLY ham I’ll use for this. I share the secret in the short video below…..
GLAZE: The only way to get a crusty glazed exterior is to increase the oven temp at the very end, brush the ham with pan juices and reserved syrup, and bake until exterior gets a sugary crust.
This ham is fully cooked before you even remove it from the package, but the baking process and special seasonings turn it from ordinary to extraordinary. At roughly $10-13 per ham, it is a great bargain as well, especially stretching for multiple meals.
The glaze ends up so sweet and spicy, so don’t throw the juice away! I save leftover ham slices in ziploc bags in glaze/ juices. Since the ham is basically fat free, the juices are mostly sugar and spices with no added fat.
For dinner, serve this ham with your favorite sides. We love mac & cheese (my favorite recipe is here), salad, and yeast rolls.
For lunch, this ham tastes great on croissants or Hawaiian rolls with Swiss cheese and honey mustard. For breakfast, any leftover slices will make a wonderful ham biscuit or an excellent foundation for a quiche or breakfast casserole.
I so hope your family enjoys this recipe. If you try it, please let me hear your thoughts. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!