Spiral Ham

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup peach nectar
  • 4 to 5 chipotles, minced
  • 5 pound spiral cut smoked ham
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and honey. Set aside.

In another small bowl, mix together the orange juice, peach nectar and chipotles.

Arrange the ham, cut end down, in a large baking dish. Pour a few tablespoons of the juice mixture over the ham and in between the layers. Bake for 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with the remaining juice mixture.

Remove the ham from the oven. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of cooked juice from baking dish. Brush the honey mixture on the ham and return to the oven to bake for an additional hour until a crust forms and the ham begins to caramelize. Remove from the oven to a serving platter and serve with the reserved baking juice.


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This is my husband's favorite ham recipe. I love that it's a traditional ham, but with a kick to make it not just the plain old dish. I've tried it a few different ways. I usually use dried chipotle powder since the fresh are hard to find and I've tried it with apricot nectar too. Any way we make it, it's always a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used orange-mango-agave nectar instead of peach. Whats with the peach anyways? anywho since my last hysterectomy all I want to do is eat ham! any other ladies have this? Its a great dish and my three little ones have just a barrel of fun with the spiral cut peices- if we could just keep our little dog Mr. Wiggles out of the ham we could have some for leftovers! Lol! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So chipotles are dried smoked jalapenos. Do they need reconstituted before cutting up? Or has anyone used the chipoltles in adobe sauce and rinsed off the sauce? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also used orange-mango juice and mango nectar instead of peach. This was THE BEST! Not too sweet, not too spicy. The ingredients balanced each other out perfectly. We had this for Chirstmas AND New Years...Next I'm putting this glaze on some wings for the superbowl!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for thanksgiving and it turned out great! (It outshined everything else on the table it was that good. I will be sure to make this again next year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes indeedie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!! THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST HAM I EVER HAD. I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS HAM AGAIN ON EASTER.... THANK U BIG DADDY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this ham for Christmas 2010 and I will do it this year for 2011. I rinsed my chipotles well and removed the seeds and minced them. The pepper goes well with the sweetness. I will use mango-orange juice instead of peach nectar. Day-after ham is the best, saving the hambone and drippings for greens on New Year's Eve. Thanks Big Daddy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best ever. I've always used brown sugar and pineapple juice on just a regular ham. Since watching Aaron I love the brown sugar, honey mix with the spiral ham. The only thing I do different is I use an upstate apple cider from an apple farm named Beak & Skiff. WONDERFUL!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is AWESOME! I love Aaron, this ham is delicious and don't worry about all the chipotles the honey mix evens it out. Delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I guess I should clarify... I use the dried chipotle powder that comes in cube form since the whole chipotle's have been hard to find in my area. I break the cubes up with the flat of a knife because I don't trust that they'll dissolve in the liquid. This has worked well for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you use chipotles in adobo sauce and rinse them off? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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