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Maple Glazed Ham

Maple Glazed Ham is a simple and delicious recipe perfect for holiday dinners and special occasions. A flavorful combination of pure maple syrup, garlic, black pepper and herbs for the best ever holiday ham!

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Maple Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham on a platter with oranges and herbs

Maple Glazed Ham

If you are hosting a holiday meal for your family this year, add this Maple Glazed Ham to the menu! It’s so simple to make on the grill or in the oven and it’s sure to be the biggest hit at your holiday dinner. 

Serve your holiday ham with Twice Baked Potato Casserole or  Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Easy Green Bean Casserole and these light and fluffy Angel Rolls for an epic holiday dinner. 

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Pure maple syrup and pork go together like biscuits and gravy, it’s just one of the best flavor combinations ever. Your family is going to love this sweet glazed ham with a kick of black pepper!

steps to making a maple glaze for pork

How to Make Maple Glaze:

  1. Add maple syrup to a saucepan. 
  2. Whisk in granulated garlic, black pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt and chopped rosemary. 
  3. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes, whisking often. Remove from heat and cool slightly before glazing ham. 

Glaze can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Is a Spiral Sliced Ham Fully Cooked?

A spiral sliced ham is going to be fully cooked when you purchase it, so you will just be reheating with the glaze to create a delicious holiday ham.

Maple syrup glaze over spiral sliced ham

How to Cook a Maple Glazed Ham:

  • Set your ham out on the counter to rest for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. 
  • Unwrap and drain ham. Place on a clean baking sheet.
  • Brush maple glaze all over ham and in between slices. 

Spiral sliced ham on grill

Grilling Method:

  • Prepare grill to 250 – 300° fire.
  • Place ham over indirect fire on the grill. 
  • Close the lid and cook about 10- 15 minutes per pound or until internal temperature reaches about 140°.  Baste with maple glaze once more about half way through cooking if desired. 

We used pecan wood for smoke flavor, hickory is another great option. The pecan smoke gave this ham a fantastic flavor. I highly recommend the pecan smoking wood if you can get your hands on some. 

Spiral sliced ham in a baking pan

Oven Method:

  • Preheat oven to 325° and place ham in a baking dish.
  • Brush Maple Glaze all over ham and in between the slices. 
  • Cover with foil and bake about 10-15 minutes per pound until internal temperature reaches about 140°. Baste with maple glaze once more about half way through cooking if desired.

A 7-10 pound spiral sliced ham should be heated through in about 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

Spiral Sliced Glazed Ham on a platter

How Much Ham to Buy for a Holiday Dinner:

With a bone-in, spiral cut ham you can figure about 3/4 pound per person. A 7-10 pound spiral sliced ham will feed about 8-10 people. 

Top view of spiral sliced ham with maple glaze on a platter with herbs and sliced oranges

Holiday Ham Recipes

If you are looking for a flavorful glaze to keep your holiday ham juicy and delicious, give this easy maple glaze a try. You can even make the glaze a day or two in advance to make your holiday dinner even easier. 

Maple glazed ham on a platter

If you find yourself with leftover ham, I have a list of the Best Leftover Ham Recipes to try that go beyond an ordinary ham sandwich!

Ham with maple glaze for holiday dinners

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Yield: 10 servings

Maple Glazed Ham

Maple Glazed Ham on a platter with fresh herbs and orange slices

Maple Glazed Ham is a simple and delicious recipe perfect for holiday dinners and special occasions. A flavorful combination of pure maple syrup, garlic, black pepper and herbs for the best ever holiday ham!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 -10 pound spiral sliced ham
  • 12 oz pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Set ham on counter to come to room temperature 30 minutes to 1 hour before cooking.
  2. For the glaze, add maple syrup to a saucepan and whisk in garlic, pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt and rosemary.
  3. Cook over medium- high heat and bring to a boil. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes, whisking often.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Brush glaze all over ham and in between slices.
  6. Grilling Method: Prepare grill to a 250-300° fire.
  7. Place ham over indirect fire, close grill lid and cook for 10- 15 minutes per pound.
  8. Brush with additional glaze half way through cooking if desired.
  9. Oven Method: Preheat oven to 325°.
  10. Wrap pan with foil and bake 10- 15 minutes per pound, basting with additional glaze half way through if desired.
  11. Internal temperature of ham should reach about 140°.

Notes

Glaze can be made 2 days in advance. Keep in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 729Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 290mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 101g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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