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.
After my sister-in-law shared this Brown Sugar & Maple Glazed Spiral Ham recipe with me, I’ve never made ham any other way. My whole family loves this ham. The sugary, spicy glaze makes it an easy, inexpensive “better than” alternative to Honey Baked ham!
Since the spiral sliced ham is cooked (as opposed to raw), the cooking time for this recipe is simply to heat the ham to an internal temp of 100 degrees. This is roughly 10 minutes per pound.
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.
My favorite spiral sliced ham is the Kentucky Legend brand (pictured left). The brand has both whole and spiral sliced hams, and it can be hard to tell them apart without looking closely. The spiral works best, as the glaze can ooze between the slices and flavor the pieces inside and out.
This ham is fully cooked, but the cooking 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.
Let me know if you try this! Thanks so much for reading. Be blessed, and stay savvy!
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!!!