Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham

Monday, November 23, 2020
Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham is the most delicious almost candy-coated sweetness to complement this meat, it's over-the-top delicious and addicting.

The recipe is at the bottom of this post in a printable recipe card, (if you stroll through there is additional recipes for a complete meal) ham is the main course.

We usually just made ham on Easter then everyone loved this recipe so much it was another addition to Thanksgiving and sometimes Christmas Day.

With these delicious ingredients, it was no surprise, this ham was super delicious, melted in our mouth, juicy, tender, and sweet, a great addition to my recipe collection.

Mom always made ham this way but used seven up instead of pineapple juice, and loaded it with maraschino cherries (which you can still decorate the ham with).

I really loved this recipe and wanted to share it with everyone. It is super easy and the ingredients complement the ham perfectly.

Once you try this simple glaze for your ham you'll be hooked like the rest of us, it's so darn delicious and don't miss our Holiday Side Dishes and 30 Appetizer Ideas!

Again, this recipe is in a printable recipe card below and if you may want print-off copies, I guarantee someone will ask you for this recipe after one bite.

Super Yummy Ham!

If you're a ham lover, you will love this recipe for honey-glazed spiral cut ham.

The ham was lean and the crispy parts were the best.

The honey caramelized top and pineapple made this a perfect coating.

Holiday Foods

This spiral honey-glazed ham is a family favorite for just about any Holiday.

Our traditional Easter Dinner always has this honey-baked ham but it's also a great alternative on Thanksgiving for those not fond of turkey.

This is also so easy to make ahead of time as it tastes even better the next day after curing in this sweet honey glaze.

If you have leftovers the ham is perfect for making Ham and Cabbage with Potatoes, mixed in for Ham and Eggs for breakfast or added to a White Bean and Ham Soup.

If you love a sweet glaze on your ham then this will be your favorite new glaze to use year after year, it's certainly a family favorite here.

Check out the side dishes we love to go alongside of this Honey Baked Glazed Ham below.


  1. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the middle of your ham is cooked the internal temperature should be 140 degrees
  2. This recipe for the ham glazed should be doubled for a ham over 10 pounds
  3. Store the ham after cooking in an airtight container
  4. Ham can be used in many recipes besides making sandwiches with
  5. Let ham rest before slicing

Tools You Will Need:

  • Carving board
  • Carving Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Basting brush
  • Bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Roasting pan
  • Foil

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

Easter Cassata

Ingredients You Will Need for Honey Glazed Ham (see below recipe for exact measurements):

  • spiral-cut ham
  • brown sugar
  • dry mustard
  • cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • honey
  • chunk pineapple
  • enough pineapple juice to make it spread

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Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham

Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham

Yield: 8
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 3 H & 27 MTotal time: 3 H & 37 M
This is a honey-glazed ham and a very delicious and easy recipe. Mom always used these ingredients to make a yummy sweet glaze on Easter Sunday ham. The ham has honey and pineapple in this recipe.


  • 1 - 10-pound spiral-cut ham
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup of  honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter salted
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Garnish:
  • 1 can slice, crushed, or chunk pineapple
  • Enough pineapple juice to make it spread
  • Optional: maraschino cherries to decorate with


How to cook Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham

  1. Set ham cut-side down in a large roasting pan and bake in a preheated oven of 350 degrees.
  2. Follow directions on spiral cut ham per pound cooking times.
  3. This took 3 hours and  30 minutes covered loosely with foil.
  4. Near the end place all ingredients in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves around 2 minutes.
  5. Brush and baste ham and set the oven up to 375 degrees for 10 more minutes.
  6. Add pineapple and cherries on top for garnishing and set on the broil for 2 minutes if using.
  7.  Do not carve the ham for 20 minutes, let it rest before carving.
  8. Note: if the sauce gets too thick add pineapple juice to loosen
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2010. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. That ham does look super juicy! I'd really love to get my hands on that amazing toffee cheesecake though! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  2. The ham and cheesecake looks DELICIOUS!

  3. all is gorgeous!included your husband and the sons!

  4. 'Just a simple quick dinner for four' you say - looks delicious and the ham is perfect ... my kind of eating ... love those mashed potatoes

  5. I dont really care about the fat! Look at that perfectly cooked ham, it's simply too awesome!

  6. What a beautiful family you have! If the ham tasted half as good as it looked (which I am positive it did), your family had such a wonderful meal! Happy Easter!

  7. what a wonderful menu Claudia, and what a wonderful family. I am sure it has been a Happy Easter!

  8. Good Lord Claudia, you truly are a kitchen goddess! I'm in awe of all you do for your family! The ham and cheesecake are to die for!!

  9. Good Lord Claudia, you truly are a kitchen goddess! I'm in awe of all you do for your family! The ham and cheesecake are to die for!!

  10. The ham looks incredible with the honey glaze, what a wonderful feast!

  11. Wow....delicious! I love every dish....mmmm. Claudia I love that picture of your hubby and sons. My gosh....your son looks like your hubby....like brothers! Tell your hubby he still looks very young :D

  12. This meal looks wonderful! I missed cooking a ham this year. it was just the two of us, so no big meal. Wish I had been at your house. ;)

  13. What a beautiful ham! I hope you had a happy Easter.

  14. All is beautiful - but the most gorgeous - the smiles on the family. Sometimes it is good to play with a traditon - you never know what will be newly created. And loved.

  15. What a gorgeous feast! I cannot seem to take my eyes off of that ham. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  16. I could smell that ham through my monitor. Yum!

  17. Honest to goodness Claudia, What a phenomenal spread you did for Easter!

    The ham and cheesecake are amazing. What a lovely way to share this holiday with your family.

    Fantastic...I wish I could jump into my screen and start chowing down!

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  18. Happy Easter! Everything looks gorgeous!

  19. amazing Claudia! Work and cooking too! Looks great. You're not watching Butler vs Duke tonight????

  20. Wow, that ham looks so delicious. Your whole meal looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it all....great recipes.

  21. Two sons and a DH, no wonder I relate to you so well. I am the same. The ham looks superb Claudia!

  22. YUM!!! I can't figure out which I want more right now... ham? cheesecake? ham? cheesecake? I want both! :) Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway; each time you tweet it, you can get another entry (just leave another comment)

  23. We usually cook ham for Christmas and when I saw this my eyes glazed over. I am going to try your version of the glaze this year.

  24. I'm glad your ham was a hit and your sides look delicious as well!

  25. You made it seem so easy to prepare a delicious ham! It looks mouthwatering.

  26. Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate, 513 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
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  27. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us on Full Plate Thursday 563, we featured it! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and hope to see you soon!
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  28. It was our pleasure to feature your post on Full Plate Thursday, 569! Hope you have the very best in 2022!
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