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Honey Baked Spiral Ham

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Baked spiral ham with a simple homemade glaze made with fresh orange juice, pineapple juice, honey, Dijon mustard, and a touch of brown sugar is the perfect holiday dish!

Honey Baked Ham

Spiral hams are great for serving at large parties because they are precooked and sliced, which makes for easy serving when it comes out of the oven. The glaze for this honey baked ham only takes a few minutes, and most of the cooking time for the ham is hands- off. Plus, glazing your own ham is more affordable than buying one already glazed. A few other spiral ham recipes I love are this  Apricot-Rum Glazed Spiral HamSlow Cooker Spiral Ham with Apricot-Dijon Glaze, and Honey- Mustard Ham.

honey baked ham


  • Ham: Buy a fully-cooked spiral bone-in ham that weighs 6 to 8 pounds.
  • Juice: Use pineapple juice and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
  • Dijon Mustard adds tanginess to balance the sweetness.
  • Sweetener: Honey thickens the glaze, and brown sugar adds a little crunch.

How to Cook a Pre-Cooked Ham

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 275°F. Place the ham in a large roasting pan, cut side down, and cover it tightly with foil, or place it in a baking bag.
  2. How Long to Cook a Pre-Cooked Ham: Bake the spiral ham for 12 to 15 minutes per pound, depending on the size.
  3. Ham Glaze: Whisk the honey-ham glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer it on low for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often until it reduces down and thickens into a glaze.
  4. Glaze the Ham: Remove the ham from the oven 15 minutes before it’s done, and brush the glaze onto it. Finish cooking the ham uncovered for the last 15 minutes.
brushing honey glaze on ham

What to Serve with Honey Baked Ham

This honey baked spiral ham recipe is excellent for Easter or any holiday where you’re serving a crowd. If the ham is the star of the show, below are some spring side dish ideas to go with it.

Baked Ham FAQs

What cut of meat is a spiral ham?

A spiral ham is the back leg of a pig that is cut in one continuous spiral around the bone. This allows the bone-in ham to be more easily cut and consistently infused with the flavors you cook with.

How much does a 9-lb honey baked ham serve?

One serving of ham is 3 ounces, so a 9-pound spiral ham will serve approximately 12 to 15 people.

Do you bake a ham covered or uncovered?

When reheating a ham, bake it covered to prevent it from drying out. After you glaze it, uncover the pan so the glaze will brown.

How many days ahead can you buy a honey baked ham?

An unopened ham that’s vacuum-sealed remains safe for up to two weeks. So, you could buy it a week or so early. If you want to serve the ham warm, wait to start baking and glazing it until a couple of hours before your guests arrive.

How long does Spiral Ham last in the fridge?

Ham will last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. If you plan on eating it over a longer period, freeze it for up to two months for the best quality.

ham, mashed potatoes and asparagus

What to Do with Leftover Honey Baked Ham

Below are some of my favorite leftover spiral ham recipes.

Honey Baked Spiral Ham

More Ham Recipes You’ll Love

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Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 2 hours

Total: 2 hours

Yield: 16 servings (approx)

Serving Size: 3 oz

  • Preheat oven to 275F.

  • Place the spiral ham in a roasting pan, cut side down. Cover tightly with foil to prevent the ham from drying out.

  • Bake ham in oven at 275F 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 to 10 minutes, stirring often until it reduces down and thickens into a glaze.

  • Remove the ham from oven 15 minutes before the ham is ready and brush the glaze onto the ham.

  • Finish cooking the ham uncovered for the last 15 minutes.

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N.I is based on 3 ounces ham per serving without the bone. Servings vary depending on the size of the ham.

Serving: 3 oz, Calories: 170 kcal, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 55 mg, Sodium: 850 mg, Sugar: 9 g

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