We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This ham is tender and delicious and will be the star of any holiday dinner!

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

How to cook spiral ham

Our family loves ham and it is extra special at the holidays. If it is missing, people wonder if something is wrong. We all love spiral ham and over the years I have perfected the recipe for the best glaze and tender meat.

The entire recipe is very simple and you will love it! We even have a slow cooker option if you want to try this 4 Ingredient Crock Pot Ham Recipe.

Check out this quick how to video! 

Oh and the leftovers are delicious too. We love to make Ham and Bean Soup Crockpot Recipe with some of the leftover ham. Yum!

Let’s get started and learn how to cook spiral ham!

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

Are spiral hams already cooked?

Spiral hams are generally precooked making this process even easier. The entire recipe is a breeze and makes your holiday dinner simple.

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

Ingredients for the best spiral ham recipe:

  • 8-10 pound spiral ham
  • Glaze
    1 cup light brown sugar, packed
    ½ cup honey
    ½ cup orange juice
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

How to cook a spiral sliced ham:

Remove the ham from the refrigerator at least 2 hours before cooking to come to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium saucepan, whisk together ingredients for glaze. This is what makes the ham so delicious.

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

Bring to simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

Unwrap ham and place in large roasting pan cut side down. Brush about ½ of the glaze over the ham.

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

Wrap tightly with foil.

How long to cook spiral ham?

Bake for 12-15 minutes per pound or until ham reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.

Remove from oven and remove the foil. Brush remaining glaze over ham and be sure to get in between slices.

Return to the oven and continue cooking 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven and loosely wrap with foil and let rest 15 minutes before serving

Notes:
If glaze hardens, return to heat to loosen.

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

Now you know how to bake a spiral ham!

Isn’t it so easy? Your family will love this delicious ham recipe. It is perfect for any occasion.

We love this for Sunday dinner or holiday such as Easter, Christmas and more. It’s so easy and delicious!

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

What to serve with spiral ham:

We also like to use the leftover ham for sandwiches, omelets and breakfast casseroles. It is perfect for leftovers! Ham biscuits are also a favorite around here.

Can you freeze ham?

Yes, you can freeze ham. Freezing ham is great because you can use the ham when you want to make another quick meal. Check out Can You Freeze Ham? for easy tips.

We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This easy ham recipe is tender and delicious for a great meal idea! Make this spiral ham in oven at Christmas, Easter and more. Each bite of this glazed baked ham is juicy and tender. #eatingonadime #spiralhamrecipe #ovenhowtocook #inovenbrownsugar

Print the best spiral ham recipe below:

Spiral Ham

4.86 from 35 votes
We are going to show you how to cook spiral ham that has the absolute best glaze. This ham is tender and delicious for a great meal idea!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 1279
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 8-10 pound spiral ham
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  • Remove ham from refrigerator at least 2 hours before cooking to come to room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together ingredients for glaze
  • Bring to simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves
  • Unwrap ham and place in large roasting pan cut side down
  • Brush about ½ of the glaze over the ham
  • Wrap tightly with foil
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes per pound or until ham reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F
  • Remove from oven and remove foil
  • Brush remaining glaze over ham, be sure to get in between slices ** see notes
  • Return to the oven and continue cooking 10 minutes longer.
  • Remove from oven and loosely wrap with foil and let rest 15 minutes before serving

Recipe Notes

If glaze hardens, return to heat to loosen

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1279kcal, Carbohydrates 46g, Protein 98g, Fat 76g, Saturated Fat 27g, Cholesterol 281mg, Sodium 5394mg, Potassium 1376mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 45g, Vitamin A 31IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 62mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. 4 stars
    I want to make a gravy from the drippings. Will this sweet glaze with the spices make the gravy too sweet and funny tasting for the gravy on mashed potatoes?

  2. I haven’t tried that before. I used make a separate gravy for mashed potatoes when I make this ham recipe.