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Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham

This brown sugar glazed spiral ham combines the shortcut of a precooked spiral ham with a homemade honey brown sugar glaze that's flavored with orange, cloves, and cinnamon.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 1 7-10 pound precooked spiral ham see notes below

For the glaze

  • 3 tablespoons coarse grain Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

For corn starch slurry (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 325f and set the oven rack to the middle level.
  • Remove the plastic button/disc from the bottom of the ham and place the ham flat side down in a large baking dish or roasting pan. Cover very tightly with foil and bake for 12-15 minutes per pound. Most spiral hams shouldn't take longer than about 90 minutes to reach a 140f internal temp. For accurate temperature, use an oven-safe thermometer.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Place all of the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower to a simmer. If a thicker glaze is desired, add a slurry of cornstarch and stir until thickened (about 1 minute). Turn off the heat and let the glaze cool.
  • Remove the ham once it has reached an internal temperature of 140f. Turn the oven temp to 425f and baste the ham with half of the glaze. Take your time to get the glaze between all of the layers of ham. Return the ham back to the oven and bake uncovered for 15-20 more minutes or until the ham has browned and the glaze has caramelized.
  • Slice the ham and serve on a platter with more of the remaining glaze on the side. Enjoy!


  • This recipe is for a precooked spiral ham.  Make sure to remove and discard the included plastic button/disc at the bottom of the ham before baking.
  • The cooking time is approximate. A precooked ham should take approximately 12-15 minutes per pound at 325f to get hot and reach an internal temp of 140f.
  • Save any extra glaze for serving.
  • Leftovers can be saved for up 3 days in the fridge and can be reheated in the microwave or oven.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.1g | Protein: 60.8g | Fat: 44.6g | Saturated Fat: 16.2g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 2200mg | Sugar: 4.1g | Iron: 3mg