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Spiral Ham

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spiral Ham
Servings: 8
Calories: 1279kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 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


  • 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


If glaze hardens, return to heat to loosen


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