Honey Glazed Spiral Cut Ham

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I was really worried about my decision to have Honey glazed spiral cut ham for Easter this year, not the meat of choice in our family.  We usually always have lamb for Easter. This year everyone wanted to try a honey glazed ham since we heard so much about it.

This is a spiral cut ham with honey glaze with pineapple, spices and brown sugar baked





To my surprise, it was super delicious, melted in our mouth, soft tender and sweet, a great start to the Easter dinner with a few good men!

I was shocked on how tasty it was. I really loved this recipe and wanted to share it with everyone. It is super easy and the ingredients compliment the ham perfectly. We didn't miss having lamb at all!



The family eating honey spiral cut ham and side dishes for Easter


Nemo in the green shirt,is my husband , my two sons on the right, Curt in the beige shirt, my youngest and Chad in the Yankee shirt in back is the oldest son. Toasting tonight for being thankful for great family, good health and food


This is a spiral cut ham with honey glaze with pineapple, spices and brown sugar baked




Our traditional Easter Dinner is Homemade Cavatelli, Leg of Lamb, Rice Almondine Marsala, Broccoli Casserole, Italian Cassata Cheesecake, Italian Soft Cookies. Since I had to work this year, I had to prepare yesterday for Sunday, so all I had to do is heat things up when I got home. Just a simple quick dinner for four. Everything turned out great!



This is a spiral cut ham with honey glaze with pineapple, spices and brown sugar baked




The reason besides working on Easter this year I didn't cook the traditional foods today, is that my whole family from Upstate NY is coming in two weeks, so we will have our "real" Easter reunion dinner late.



I am so excited to see all of them. Most of this crew of twenty, haven't been here since 1999. Wow, time goes by so fast! Most everything is already made and in the freezer waiting for them to all get here!

Honey Glazed Ham Pin for later


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This is a spiral cut ham with honey glaze with pineapple, spices and brown sugar baked


The ham was lean everywhere else but that one spot. The honey caramelized top and pineapple made this a perfect coating.








GLAZE FOR SPIRAL CUT HAM:

1 10 pound spiral cut ham
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
3 tablespoons honey
1 can chunk pineapple
Enough pineapple juice to make it spread

Put in 350 (basting occasionally), follow directions on spiral cut ham per pound cooking times. Do not carve the ham for 20 minutes.



sweet potato casserole Amaretto Sweet Potatoes



potato side dish Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes




side dish with apples Country Style Apples



cheesecake Macadamia Caramel Toffee Cheesecake
The cheesecake was a huge hit with all of them, our usual tradition was broken but only temporary, we normally have
Italian Style Ricotta Cheesecake, check back, we will have a large feast in a few weeks....thanks for reading :) Buona Pasqua~

25 comments

  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!

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  2. The ham and cheesecake looks DELICIOUS!

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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  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!!

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  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!!

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

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  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

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  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. ;)

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  18. Happy Easter! Everything looks gorgeous!

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

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

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

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  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)

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  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.

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

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