How to Make a Glaze for a Spiral Ham


Spiral-sliced ham is a traditional favorite for any holiday gathering. It's nutritious and delicious, and it goes a long way. But if you're getting weary of the same old ham dish circulating around your dining table, try this delicious recipe for spiral-sliced ham with orange and maple glaze.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2

Using a sharp paring knife, make shallow cross-cuts over the ham's surface.

Step 3

Place ham in roasting pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Combine maple syrup, marmalade, orange juice, cloves and pepper in a small bowl.

Step 5

When the ham has baked for 30 minutes, remove from the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees.

Step 6

Arrange oranges in the roasting pan around the ham's base.

Step 7

Brush the ham and orange slices with a thick layer of glaze and return to the oven.

Step 8

Baste the ham every 10 minutes until it become caramelized on the surface, approximately 50 minutes total

Step 9

Arrange the ham and oranges on the serving platter and allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 8 lb. precooked spiral-sliced ham
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsps. fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • Roasting pan
  • Serving Platter
  • Sharp knife


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About this Author

Corinna Underwood is a freelance writer based in Atlanta. She specializes in health and lifestyle features. Her writing has been published in a number of magazines including "Alternative Medicine," "Alive" and "Chronogram". She is also the author of Haunted History of Atlanta and North Georgia and Murder and Mystery in Atlanta. She holds a Master of Arts in women’s studies from Staffordshire University.

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