Spiral-Sliced Honey-Glazed Ham Recipe

Plain ham is always good, but spiral-sliced, honey-glazed ham is an absolutely killer choice. This recipe comes complete with instructions on making your own delicious honey glaze that caramelizes in the oven, and yields the perfect, sweet flavor to accompany your meat. Who needs to make a pit stop at Honey Baked Ham when you can whip up something even better at home? Trust us, this recipe is next-level good, and it's surprisingly easy to make. 

Recipe developer Kate Shungu is the brains behind this honey-glazed ham recipe. "I love how easy it is to create a show-stopping main dish. You just need 4 ingredients, and minimal hands-on time to create this spiral-sliced ham," she raves. "With this recipe, you can throw away that glaze packet that comes with the ham. The combination of honey, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard creates a sweet and tangy glaze that perfectly complements the ham."

Gather the ingredients for this spiral-sliced honey-glazed ham

This ham is full of outstanding and sweet flavors, but surprisingly requires just a few ingredients. You only need a spiral-sliced ham, honey, Dijon mustard, and brown sugar. "The key here is the Dijon mustard. It nicely offsets the sweetness from the honey and brown sugar," Shugu shares.

Once you have those items, you can make this spiral-sliced, honey-glazed ham.

Bake the ham, and mix the glaze

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the ham in a roasting pan, and cover it with foil. Then, pop the ham into the oven, and bake it for 1 hour. "Lower your oven racks for this recipe — the ham is tall," Shungu reminds us.

While the ham bakes, grab a medium-sized bowl. Toss in the Dijon mustard, honey, and brown sugar, and mix well to combine. "This recipe is similar (to Honey Baked Ham), but it doesn't contain the warm spices (cinnamon, cloves, etc.)," Shungu notes. 

Glaze the ham

After 1 hour, remove the ham from the oven. Use a pastry brush to spread the glaze all over the surface of the ham. Then, carefully separate the slices of ham, and brush them with the glaze as well. The more glaze, the better — so be sure to get every nook and cranny you can. Continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the glaze is shiny. The ham should be warmed-through at the end of the cooking time.

Serve and enjoy

After you remove the ham from the oven, grab your brush, and dip it in the juices on the bottom of the pan. Brush any dry parts of the ham to add flavor. Now, the only thing left to do is to serve and enjoy. This ham is a great main attraction, but Shungu shares some sides that it pairs well with. "I like serving ham with a hearty side, such as scalloped potatoes or mashed potatoes," Shungu says. This would also be great to keep and use for lunches. "Leftovers will keep for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator," Shungu adds.

Spiral-Sliced Honey-Glazed Ham Recipe
5 from 20 ratings
Enjoy this easy spiral-sliced, honey-glazed ham recipe for any occasion, from Thanksgiving, to a Sunday family dinner.
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glazed ham on plate
Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • 1 8-to-10-pound spiral sliced ham
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the ham in a roasting pan, cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the Dijon mustard, honey, and brown sugar.
  3. Remove the ham from the oven, and spread the glaze over the surface of the ham. Gently separate the slices, and brush with the glaze as well.
  4. Bake for another 30 to 40 minutes, or until the glaze is shiny, and the ham is warmed-through.
  5. Remove from the oven, and brush any dry parts with the glaze and juices from the bottom of the pan. Serve warm.
Calories per Serving 631
Total Fat 29.4 g
Saturated Fat 10.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 193.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32.9 g
Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
Total Sugars 19.5 g
Sodium 3,948.5 mg
Protein 56.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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