Steve's Maple-Glazed Spiral Ham Recipe
The perfect holiday spiral ham! I meshed the best of multiple glazed ham recipes to come up with this sweet and savory ham recipe with a hint of holiday spice.
- Serves: 1 person
- 9(9 pound) spiral-cut ham, refrigerated
- ¼cup apple cider
- ¼cup orange juice
- 1tablespoon cider vinegar
- ½cup maple syrup
- ½cup dark brown sugar
- ⅓cup white sugar
- 2tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
- 1teaspoon soy sauce
- ⅛teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1pinch red pepper flakes
- 1pinch ground cloves
Step 1Place ham in a roasting pan and allow it to rest at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.
Step 2Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Step 3Mix apple cider, orange juice, and vinegar together in a bowl.
Step 4Open the spirals of the ham to reveal more of the meat's surface area. Pour the juice mixture over the ham. Cover with aluminum foil.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 45 minutes.
Step 6Whisk maple syrup, dark brown sugar, white sugar, mustard, soy sauce, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, and cloves together in a saucepan over medium heat until shimmering and smooth, about 2 minutes. Simmer 2 minutes more; remove glaze from heat to cool a bit.
Step 7Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 8Remove aluminum foil from heated ham. Brush 1/3 the glaze atop the ham to cover it completely.
Step 9Return ham to the hot oven. Bake, uncovered, about 8 minutes. Repeat adding glaze and baking for 8 minutes more.
Step 10Remove ham and baste a third time with remaining 1/3 glaze. Continue baking until glaze is caramelized and bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Drizzle pan juices on top.