How to Cook a Spiral Ham

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Cook a Spiral Ham
Cook a Spiral Ham

Spiral ham is a loaf of ham that has been sliced with a helical cut. This type of cut is performed with a special machine by the food processing company. Planar slicing causes the loaf to fall apart, while the helical slicing allows the loaf to remain firm and is more aesthetically pleasing. It also allows the ham to be stored easily versus the normal sliced ham.

Things You'll Need

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. spicy mustard

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Place ham into a roasting pan with fitted lid. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat the ham in the covered roasting pan at 325 degrees for 10 minutes per pound.

Combine ingredients into a medium saucepan. Mix with a whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat until simmering. Let simmer for 2 minutes and remove the saucepan from the heat.

Take the ham out of the oven when the correct amount of time has surpassed. Pour the syrup and brown sugar mixture over the ham evenly.

Raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees.

Place ham back into oven, uncovered. Cook for 20 minutes.

Cool ham for 10 minutes, carve and serve.

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