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.

To my surprise, it was super delicious, melted in our mouth, juicy, tender and sweet, a great start to the Easter dinner with the family.

I was shocked at 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 this year!

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.

A Blessed Holiday

We are so lucky to be able to have a wonderful family dinner although as I work Retail had to work, I did everything ahead of time in order to have a family dinner.

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.

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 Easter reunion dinner later this week.

I guess you can call this our pre-Easter dinner.

I am so excited to see all of them.

Most of this crew of twenty, haven't been here in my home since 1999.

Wow, time goes by so fast!

Most everything is already made and in the freezer waiting for them to all get here!

The Family Easter Dinner 2010

Although I had to work I got everything done the day before and we had a beautiful family dinner with my husband and sons Chad and Curt.

A blessed day was had by all with this gorgeous honey glazed spiral cut ham.

Glazed Ham Pin for later

Our Menu:

We had Amaretto Sweet Potato, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Cassata for Dessert.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

Easter Cassata


1 - 10-pound spiral cut ham

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon 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, let it rest before carving.

Glazed Ham Pin for later

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Leg of Lamb
London Broil Stew
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  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!


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