Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Ham


The sweetness of blackberries, honey, and brown sugar are balanced by the spice of roasted jalapenos in this delicious Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Spiral Ham recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 13 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 43 mins
1 12-pound ham


  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers

  • 12 ounces frozen blackberries

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • ¼ cup orange-flavored liqueur

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • 1 (12 pound) spiral-sliced, fully-cooked smoked ham


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high. Place jalapeno peppers on a baking sheet.

  2. Broil in the preheated oven, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until skin on the jalapenos is blackened and bubbling, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Remove jalapeno peppers from oven and place in a resealable plastic bag; set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully open the bag and remove jalapeno peppers; let sit until easily handled. Peel blackened skin from jalapeno peppers, slice open, remove the seeds, and mince the pepper.

  4. Combine jalapeno peppers, blackberries, water, brown sugar, honey, orange juice, orange-flavored liqueur, garlic, and orange zest in a saucepan over medium heat; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue simmering until glaze has reduced in size and is thickened, 5 to 10 minutes more. Mash the glaze with a potato masher until blackberries are broken down. Remove saucepan from heat.

  5. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place the ham in a roasting pan and brush some of the glaze over the ham; cover loosely with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven, basting with glaze every 20 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 3 hours. Remove ham from oven and brush with more glaze. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

    Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Ham
    Photo by Allrecipes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

604 Calories
42g Fat
11g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 604
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 2917mg 127%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 84mg 422%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 744mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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