Steve's Maple-Glazed Spiral Ham Recipe

The perfect holiday spiral ham! I meshed the best of multiple glazed ham recipes to come up with this sweet and savory ham recipe with a hint of holiday spice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
1 ham


  • 9 (9 pound) spiral-cut ham, refrigerated

  • ¼ cup apple cider

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch ground cloves


  1. Place ham in a roasting pan and allow it to rest at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  3. Mix apple cider, orange juice, and vinegar together in a bowl.

  4. Open the spirals of the ham to reveal more of the meat's surface area. Pour the juice mixture over the ham. Cover with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 45 minutes.

  6. Whisk maple syrup, dark brown sugar, white sugar, mustard, soy sauce, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, and cloves together in a saucepan over medium heat until shimmering and smooth, about 2 minutes. Simmer 2 minutes more; remove glaze from heat to cool a bit.

  7. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  8. Remove aluminum foil from heated ham. Brush 1/3 the glaze atop the ham to cover it completely.

  9. Return ham to the hot oven. Bake, uncovered, about 8 minutes. Repeat adding glaze and baking for 8 minutes more.

  10. Remove ham and baste a third time with remaining 1/3 glaze. Continue baking until glaze is caramelized and bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Drizzle pan juices on top.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of glaze ingredients. The actual amount of glaze consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

5701 Calories
433g Fat
19g Carbs
400g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 5701
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 433g 556%
Saturated Fat 150g 751%
Cholesterol 1676mg 559%
Sodium 1148mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 400g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 20mg 109%
Potassium 7274mg 155%

* 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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