Twice Smoked Spiral Ham
A sweet honey glaze on this smoked ham is so juicy and full of flavor. It will be come the new favorite holiday recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
- 8-10 lb smoked spiral ham
- 2 1/4 c. ginger ale
- 1 c. brown sugar packed
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 4 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
In a small saucepan, combine the ginger ale, brown sugar, mustard, honey and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a boil. Cook until glaze is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
Remove all of the netting and wrapping from the ham and lay the ham in a large foil pan. Pull the slices apart one by one and drizzle honey glaze down in between the pieces. You will want to hold the front so the slices do not fall all the way over and tear. After that brush the top of the ham with glaze.
Prep your smoker according to manufacture's directions. We used cherry wood pellets in our Traeger electric smoker. Set your smoker for cooking at about 230 - 240 degrees F. Place the pan with the spiral cut ham on the smoker and close lid. Baste the ham every hour with more of the glaze.
The smoking process will take 3 hours. This is a double smoked ham so the ham is already cooked, this process adds more smoke flavor and the glaze.
FAQ's on Smoked Ham
Here are some quick tips and answers to your questions on making a twice smoked ham!
If you have additional questions leave us a comment and we will answer them!
What happens if the slices of ham start to fall while smoking?
Simply grab a few toothpicks and pin the slices up on the ham while smoking.
How long does it take to smoke a ham?
It will take about three hours to smoke a ham at 240 degrees F on your smoker. This equates to about 20 minutes per pound of pre-cooked ham. You will want the internal temperature to be 140 degrees F when it's completely warmed through.
Is smoked ham already cooked?
Yes it is!
The ham is already smoked, you are essentially just warming up the ham, adding more smoke flavor and this amazing honey glaze to it!
How much Ham Per Person?
If you are using a bone-in ham you'll need approximately 3/4 lb per person that you are planning to serve.
- Use a disposable aluminum pan to catch the drippings and make for easy clean up!
- Place the ham cut side down in the pan.
- Make a beautiful presentation for a holiday meal by garnishing your ham with an assortment of herbs and fruit such as grapes.
- We recommend using apple wood chips for this recipe. Other great options would be either a hickory or cherry wood chip too.
Calories: 871kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 880mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg