Mar 30, 2010

Honey Baked Spiral Ham




Spiral hams are perfect for the Holidays because they are precooked and sliced which makes for easy serving when it comes out of the oven. This simple homemade glaze is made with fresh orange juice, honey, pineapple juice, dijon mustard and a touch of brown sugar reduced down until it thickens.

Honey Baked Spiral Ham
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: about 12 • Serving Size: 3 oz Points: 4 pts
Calories: 170.6 • Fat: 7g Protein: 16.1 g Carb: 13.1 g Fiber: 0 g  

  • 8-9 lbs (fully cooked) spiral bone-in ham
Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 orange, juice of
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
Preheat oven to 275°. Place ham in a roasting pan, cut side down. Cover tightly with foil or place in a baking bag. Bake ham in oven at 275° 12-15 minutes per pound, depending on the size of your ham. (Approximately 2 hours)

In a small sauce pan combine brown sugar, honey, orange juice, pineapple juice and dijon. Whisk well and simmer on low 8-10 minutes, stirring often until it reduces down and thickens into a glaze.

Remove ham from oven 15 minutes before the ham is ready and brush the glaze onto the ham. Finish cooking the ham for the last 15 minutes uncovered.

19 comments :

  1. I have done a spiral ham before but I have never used a dijon mustard. I have to give that a whirl!

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  2. Dijon mustard is an interesting addition to the classic glaze. Sounds delish!

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  3. Thanks for posting the Easter recipes Gina!! Perfect!

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  4. I never tried something like this. It sounds easy enough for a beginner.

    Thanks,
    Mbini

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  5. Baked ham is so easy since you are essentially just heating it up. Even without a glaze it has so much flavor. Makes for great pea soup with the leftovers!

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  6. Mmm. I love a good baked ham.

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  9. That looks AMAZING! I can't wait to try it!

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  10. I love your site and the many recipes options you make available to me, A self taught cook the daughter of a microwave genie. Thank you

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  11. All we do with a spiral ham is debone it, and put into a slow cooker covered with diet Vernors Ginger Ale, not a dry ale, overnight on low and it is terrific for sandwiches on home made rolls.

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  12. I made this today. It was light, flavorful, and excellent! Would def. recommend!

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  13. Wonderful recipe. I have made variations on it but always by trial and error, so it's such a relief to have a tested version to work with. 

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  14. Very tasty and certainly cheaper and healthier than Honey Baked Ham!!!

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  15. Honey baked Ham is the best. Already glazed but twice the cost of one you buy in the supermarket. When I buy Honey baked I don't cook it more. Just let it come to room temp. When I have to glaze a store bought I put the glaze on and just let it cook long enough to glaze. These hams are already cooked so they don't need to cook more and dry out. unless you cook a raw ham.

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  16. I searched your site for a ham recipe for Easter. This was delicious! I made it with the bacon wrapped green beans and the sweet potato spinach salad posted on your site and dessert we had the Skinny coconut cupcakes! My Easter dinner was amazing. Thank you!

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  17. Did anyone else have trouble getting the glaze to thicken? I simmered mine for 45 minutes and it never got any thicker. I just went ahead and poured it over the ham anyways. Its in the oven now so Ill see how it turns out.

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  18. Do you have a substitute for honey with this recipe? I would like to make it, but I have a sorbitol allergy, honey, berries, and diet sugar are a no-no. Thanks!,

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  19. I need a recommendation from those who have tried this. Is it as delicious as I hope it to be? I am hosting my husbands family for Christmas dinner - and I need not mention how healthy it is…but is it yummy?!?!?

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