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Sweet Spiral Ham

Discussion in 'Pork' started by redneck69, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    I did a spiral ham for Turkey day...i've done plenty in the past, but i think this one turned out the best..in my opinion.

    for the glaze i used a stick and a half of butter

    1 cup dark brown sugar

    1/2 cup maple syrup

    1/2 cup honey

    2 table spoons cinnamon

    i melted the butter in a bowl and added the cinnamon and mixed together, i also nuked the syrup and honey so it would be easier to pour and measure out.

    after putting the ham in a tin and putting some skewers in it, i separated out the the layers of ham so the glaze and smoke could get in.

    i poured the mixture of butter and cinnamon on 1st, than i poured on the syrup and honey, after that i put the brown sugar on top and placed in my offset barrel smoker..which was at 225 degrees

    i used mesquite and cherry wood for flavor but mainly cherry wood

    i kept it in the smoker for about 3 hours and basted about every 30 min

    i hope you enjoy the pics....

    this was about an hour and half into the smoke

    about two and a half hours into the smoke

    pulled out sitting on my counter 

    the portion i kept for myself [​IMG]

    the portion i took to my families for Turkey Day

    Thank you for looking!!
    boingofan likes this.
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ham looks great Thumbs Up
  3. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Jrod
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great I am doing one of the bonless one here soon that smokin Husker gave recipe for. I have done a few of the spiral cuts and luv them kids and wife said never put one in oven agian. Great job.
  5. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    i agree..never in the oven..i've done a few in my MES 40 but it does not compare to my off set barrel smoker
  6. dad of four

    dad of four Smoke Blower

    Any details on the ham itself?

    What kind was it, where did you buy it, etc?
    Was it pre-sliced?
  7. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    i picked the ham up at Walmart, came in a purple wrapper with the plastic net around it..can't remember the name brand..and yes it comes pre-cut...hence the name spiral ham....sorry not trying to be a smart ass
  8. ksblazer

    ksblazer Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking ham and I like all those ingredients that you used.

    Going to give this a try for sure

    Thanks for posting it along with the pic's
  9. I did this Sunday. My wife and I wanted to do a trial run before we have guests on Christmas.

    I followed your instructions to the letter. I used cherry wood. It turned out great.

    We will be doing this again Christmas Day.

    We have my son’s friends from Southern Australia visiting for Christmas. It’s their first Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere and we want to show them Christmas here. This will be an important part.

    Now if it will just snow…

    I took photos…they look just like your photos so why post?

    Oh…and the leftovers…OMG!

    Need a bigger ham next time.

    Thanks again!

  10. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    i am happy that it turned out great for you also!! 
  11. I have 2 questions...

    1. (Probably a dumb question but I am new to this) Do you smoke it in the foil pan?

    2. Was this a green ham?
  12. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

  13. Was it pre-smoked when you purchased it?
  14. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm pretty sure all spiral sliced hams are pre-cooked.  Nothing wrong with a 2nd smoke to warm it up with your favorite special sauce.

    Looks great!
  15. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    yes they are precooked...i just reheat them.
  16. bus1982

    bus1982 Fire Starter

    I made this to your recipe yesterday! Very good, we will for sure be making it again! Thanks for posting it!


  17. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    that does look good...making me hungry for some spiral ham...
  18. Will be doing this for Christmas
  19. crpngdth2001

    crpngdth2001 Fire Starter

    Just made this today, coming off the smoker in about 15 minutes. Looks exactly like everyone else's pics. Snuck a piece, tastes awesome! Thanks for the recipe / process :)
  20. Sure can tell I'm new at this. I smoked a ham for dinner today using this post as my inspiration, maybe I should have read the directions a little better. My ham came full of smoke flavor a plus but it had a sour taste to it. One thing I noticed that I did different was I combined the syrup honey and brown sugar and poured that mix on top of the ham. Any suggestions on why it became sour to the taste.