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How to make a holiday ham without drying it out #christmasham #thanksgivingham #holidaydinner #simplepartyfood

SIMPLE Spiral Glazed Ham

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  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Cook Time: 12-15 min per lb.
  • Total Time: 2 hrs + cook time
  • Yield: 1 (8-10) lb Ham 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Throw away that glaze packet!  Our simple glaze requires only a few fresh ingredients which bring out the natural flavor of the ham without over powering it.


  • 810 pound spiral ham

For the Glaze:

  • 1 Cup Light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cloves


  1. Remove ham from refrigerator at least 2 hours before cooking.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the ingredients for the glaze.
  3. Bring the glaze to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  5. Place the ham in large roasting pan cut side down and brush about ½ of the glaze over the ham.
  6. Wrap with foil or cover tightly with a roasting lid.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes per pound or until ham reaches an internal temperature of 135°F (the ham will continue to cook out of the oven to a final temperature of 145°F.
  8. Remove the ham from the oven and remove the foil.
  9. Brush remaining glaze over ham, be sure to get in between slices
  10. Return to the oven and continue cooking 10 minutes longer.
  11. Remove from oven and loosely wrap with foil and let rest 15 minutes before serving.


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