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Balsamic Glazed Ham is a flavorful and delicious main course for any holiday meal or family celebration. This recipe can be prepared on your grill or oven and it comes together so easily.
Balsamic Glazed Ham
Oklahoma weather is usually pretty cooperative for grilling all year long and what better way to free up the oven for your holiday meal than to make the main course on the grill! Our Balsamic Glazed Ham is a surefire hit for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any celebration.
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How to Make Balsamic Glazed Ham:
We are starting with a bone in spiral ham which comes precooked. So we are just heating the ham through and the glaze adds tons of flavor.
Set ham out about 2 hours before you are ready to come to room temperature. This will help it to heat evenly throughout.
In a saucepan add maple syrup, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, prepared mustard, garlic, black pepper and salt. Simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.
Place ham in a large bowl and pour glaze over ham, getting it on all sides and down between the slices.
How to Grill Spiral Sliced Ham:
Preheat your grill to about 225°. Place ham over indirect fire and continue basting with balsamic glaze about every 20 minutes. Cook until ham is heated through about 1 1/2 – 2 hours, you can figure about 10-15 minutes per pound. We grilled ours to 140° internal temperature.
Preheat oven to 325° and place ham in a baking dish. Continue to baste ham about every 20 minutes. Baking 1 1/2-2 hours about 10-15 minutes per pound.
This balsamic glaze would be phenomenal on pork chops, ham steaks, pork roast or chicken! Seriously delicious flavors.
I am an ambassador for Petit Jean Meats. They are a company I grew up with living in Arkansas. They offer front door delivery of their amazing products across the US. They sent me a couple of hams for recipe development but I was not compensated for this post.
More Spiral Ham Recipes to Try:
Easy Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is a classic for any holiday meal with pineapple juice, brown sugar and warm spices. Peach and Ginger Glazed Ham is one of my all- time favorites. It’s sticky sweet made with peach jam, orange juice, ginger and garlic. Maple Dijon Rosemary and Glazed Ham is super simple and always a hit with the crowd.
We also made a Maple Glazed Ham on the grill for Christmas and it was a huge hit! So flavorful and delicious.
You can order your Petit Jean Ozark Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham and have it delivered right to your door. They also have the most amazing gift boxes for the holidays filled with the best, ham, bacon, sausage and all of your favorite smoked meats.
What to Serve with Ham:
Creamy Coleslaw is one of those last minute dishes that you can throw together in five minutes and goes perfectly with ham. Fried Squash is always a family favorite and is delicious with grilled meats.
Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Lemon Sauce is super simple to make but tasty enough for holiday dinners. We always have to have potatoes with our ham and this Potato Gratin is my absolute favorite, all of the creamy, cheesy goodness.
If you have leftover ham, check out the Best Leftover Ham Recipes!
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- 1 Petit Jean Meats Spiral Sliced Ham
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 orange juice
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Set ham out to come to room temperature about 2 hours before cooking.
- In a small saucepan, add maple syrup, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, mustard and spices. Simmer, stirring occasionally about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Preheat grill to 225° or oven to 325°.
- Place ham in a large bowl. Pour glaze over ham, coating all sides and down into slices.
- If grilling, place ham on grill and baste with glaze every 20 minutes, cooking until heated through about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. For the oven, place ham into a baking pan and baste with glaze every 20 minutes, cooking 1 1/2 - 2 hours until heated through. Ham should be heated to about 135-140°.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 887mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 10g