Maple Glazed Spiral Ham is the perfect holiday entree made with a delicious glaze of maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and stone ground mustard baked onto a bone-in spiral ham.
The holidays are approaching quick so time to start planning that Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner menu. The centerpiece for our holiday dinners always revolve around a nice big ham or turkey (sometimes both). This Maple Glazed Spiral Ham is a great go-to recipe that is really simple and still has loads of flavor with its sweet glaze.
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Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
Maple Glazed Spiral Ham has a great sweet glaze baked over top with a little kick of mustard throughout. This ham pairs perfectly for those holiday dinner necessities like mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, homemade rolls and fresh vegetables.
Picking the right ham is important. I typically go with a bone-in, spiral ham that has been pre-cooked. If you are a Costco member, I have had great luck with the Kirkland brand sold there. These spiral hams are really easy to bake and the pre-sliced spiral makes it easy to serve and holds in a lot of that delicious glaze for more flavor. You also need the right size ham. For the holidays, I go with one pound per person. This will leave you with plenty of meat for everyone and have some leftovers for soup or sandwiches the next day.
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Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
- 8-10 pound spiral bone-in ham
- 2/3 cups maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons stone ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place unwrapped ham in a roasting pan on the rack flat side down.
- Add 3/4 cups water to the bottom of pan and cover ham tightly with aluminum foil to retain moisture.
- Bake for 1 hour, 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is at 140 degrees. A larger ham may take longer but do not overcook.
- Prepare the glaze by whisking together maple syrup, brown sugar, mustard, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
- Remove ham from oven, raise oven temperature to 400 degrees, remove foil and pour half the glaze over top of ham.
- Place ham back in oven for 10 minutes. Leave foil off.
- Pour the remainder of glaze over top (can also use a brush) and bake another 10 minutes.
- Let rest 5 minutes and serve.