6 Best Spiral Hams You Can Order Online

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Updated on March 22, 2024

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Our Top Spiral Ham Picks

Spring holidays like Easter call for a celebration with family and a special meal. The centerpiece that works whether you're hosting brunch or dinner? A spiral ham. Not only is it a classic and festive offering, but a spiral ham is especially fool-proof considering the bone-in cut’s continuous, even spiral of meat all the way around is great at sealing in the juices. This year, instead of visiting your local butcher and risking a sold-out situation, consider ordering one online. Our editors regularly order meat and seafood online and it allows you to access some of the best quality foods no matter where in the country you live. We’ve rounded up six of our favorite and most trusted sources for ordering a spiral ham online.

Best Spiral Hams

$79
ButcherBox
What We Like
  1. Top-quality meat
  2. Comes with package of bacon
What We Don't Like
  1. Only one size
  2. Must be a ButcherBox member to order

If you’re going to order a spiral ham, why not pair it with uncured bacon, too? Such is the combo you’ll get when you order the Holiday Ham Box from ButcherBox. We’re talking an eight-pound, hickory smoked, bone-in spiral cut ham paired with a 10-ounce pack of uncured bacon, both featuring humanely raised pork that’s free from antibiotics or added hormones. Best of all, shipping is always free.

From $79.99
Omaha Steaks
What We Like
  1. Multiple sizes
  2. Heat-and-eat preparation
What We Don't Like
  1. Can be pricey

Slow-cooked and smoked for up to 24 hours, the spiral hams from Omaha Steaks are reasonably priced and are sure to please thanks to the brown sugar crust that’s torch-glazed for taste and crunch. Plus, these hams are delivered in gold foil and are super easy to prep. Simply thaw and serve.

From $99.99
D'Artagnan
What We Like
  1. Top-quality meat
  2. Good for anyone looking for unique ham
What We Don't Like
  1. Can be pricey

With a wide variety of options — including fresh and frozen — D’Artagnan is a go-to if you’re splurging this year. For example, an eight to 10 pound Berkshire Pork Bone-In Spiral Ham is nearly $100, but this is a good go-to if you’re looking for an exceptionally tender spiral ham that’s free of nitrates and phosphates. It’s worth noting, too, that D’Artagnan hogs are pasture-raised without ever receiving hormones or antibiotics from birth.

$119.99
Harry & David
What We Like
  1. Heat-and-eat preparation
  2. Comes with glaze
What We Don't Like
  1. Only one size

We love that the bone-in, spiral-sliced ham from Harry & David is slow-smoked and pre-cooked, but, unlike other ham deliveries, this one comes with a sweet honey glaze you can add to your liking, whether you want to serve it hot — or cold.

$199.95
Williams Sonoma
What We Like
  1. Top-quality meat
  2. Comes with glaze
What We Don't Like
  1. One size
  2. Can be pricey

This large glazed ham is a stunning centerpiece for any holiday table. Williams Sonoma's wood-smoked ham comes from a heritage breed of hogs that results in super tender meat and lots of flavor. These glazed hams come with a maple-bourbon glaze that results in a smoky, sweet flavor that balances the saltiness of the meat.

From $155
Porter Road
What We Like
  1. Multiple ham types and sizes
  2. Comes with extras like biscuits and spread
What We Don't Like
  1. Might be pricey for some

Get some help hosting a Southern-inspired Easter brunch with this biscuit and ham bundle from Porter Road. Choose your preferred ham type (spiral or fresh) and size. In addition to the meat, each bundle comes with two sets of biscuits and a tub of pimento cheese from Charleston-based Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (both are editor favorites).

What to Know Before Buying a Spiral Ham

First, What Is a Spiral Ham?

A spiral ham is the rear leg of a pig (AKA a bone-in ham) that has been precooked via salting, smoking or drying. “The word ‘spiral’ refers to how the manufacturer cuts the ham to insure even slicing,” Ashley Lonsdale, chef for ButcherBox, says.

Next, Consider Size

Before you buy a spiral ham, count your guests to figure out how big of a size you’ll need as, generally, you should plan to serve a half a pound of meat per person. “It’s also important factor in whether you’re serving other proteins with it,” she says. “For example, if you’re serving other protein such as turkey, chicken or beef that number can come down.”

Finally, Think About Your Cooking Skills

If you're a newer cook or hosting a holiday for the first time, opting for a pre-cooked ham or one that comes with a pre-made glaze can help make the process a lot easier. For something you can customize yourself, you might want to buy the ham without a glaze and make your own at home.

How to Store a Spiral Ham

Most spiral hams will be shipped frozen. Simply thaw the spiral ham in the fridge until you’re ready to heat and serve, Lonsdale says. When you're done with your meal, you can also freeze leftovers if you don't plant eat them right away.

How to Cook a Spiral Ham

It’s all about the glaze, Lonsdale says. “My favorite one to make include maple syrup, allspice and half a habanero thrown in,” she says. “I like that it’s a little spicy!” Another option is an apple cider glaze. “When I’m reheating the ham, I’ll put a little apple cider in the baking dish instead of water to keep it moist,” she says. “On the side, I will mix apple cider, honey, a ton of black pepper and salt and cook it down until that's sticky and sweet and glaze the ham with it.”

How to Carve a Spiral Ham

All you need is a cutting board and a sharp knife. “I slice long generous pieces and work from either end,” she says. “I like to fan it out on a platter and serve it with additional glaze. I’ll also put out some grain mustard or add gherkins or something pickle-y on the side, especially if the spiral ham is the centerpiece.”

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