Cooking a Spiral Sliced Ham for Thanksgiving or Christmas made easy. This is a fully cooked ham and all you have to do is follow the warming instructions. If pressed for time get your ham from Costco, Sams or your local grocer. Thanksgiving is around the corner and before you know it Christmas will be here too. We usually serve ham during these holidays.
When buying from these stores you have the option of getting a fully cooked spiral sliced ham with glaze already included. When I was working, I usually worked the day before the holiday so it was convenient to get this fully cooked ham instead of cooking from scratch. I could throw this in the oven 2 to 3 hours before everyone arrives.
For many years we served a fully cooked ham from Honey Baked Ham. They were known for their delicious premium pricey ham. I don’t know if it’s me but for the last 10 years I haven’t ordered from them. Something has changed. Their glazing is not as good as it used to be. When they started selling sandwiches it was decadent with thick slices of ham. I stopped by early this year and ordered the same sandwich. The ham was not as thick anymore, dry and without any glazing. I swear it was bad. That was the last time I’ve been there and I don’t think I’ll ever go back.
On our Thanksgiving potluck at work someone brought ham and she had it cooking in a slow cooker in the office. It smelled so good and delicious. I asked her where she got it. This is how I discovered that I could prepare my own ham but not from scratch.
And guess what – it is way cheaper than Honey Baked Ham.
Cooking a spiral sliced ham is not complicated. I got this ham from Sam’s Club. It is the Member’s Mark Limited Edition Bone In Ham Naturally Hickory Smoked with Natural Juices and Brown Sugar Glaze packet included. It is stated – Pork raised with no added hormones.
Make sure that the pan is tightly covered with foil when in the oven. If you follow the warming instructions exactly you’ll end up with a JUICY, TENDER, MOIST ham. Glazing instructions is included too. When you add the glaze don’t just spread it in the exterior. Get it in between ham slices.
I have served Costco’s brand and it is equally delicious.
Look at the picture. YUM! This fully cooked spiral-sliced bone-in ham is mouthwatering. This easy to serve ham tastes as good as it looks. So easy to prepare and the price is a fourth of what Honey Baked Ham would cost. It will not disappoint. Save yourself some $50 and get this ham.
NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. It is a succulent ham that’s why I am promoting it. You can substitute the glazing with your own or buy it without the glazing.
Can you freeze the leftover ham?
Yes, you can. Remove it from the bone and place in an airtight container. If you vacuum seal using a food saver it is even better. It will stay fresh longer. I have stored it for a month in the freezer.
How long can I keep leftover ham in the fridge?
No longer than 5 days.
Can I use the ham bone when making soup?
You could but I don’t like the taste.
How to Cook a Spiral Sliced Ham?
This ham is perfect for any gathering. It is rich in juiciness, tender, moist and light on salt.
- 10 pounds Spiral Sliced Bone-in Ham Naturally Hickory Smoked with Brown Sugar Glaze Packet Included 1 Ham
Heat oven to 275 deg. F
Remove all packaging materials and place ham in shallow roasting pan, flast side down.
Cover pan tightly with foil.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes per pound until heated through. Do not overheat.
Remove ham from oven.
Remove foil and turn ham on its side.
Caution: Ham will be hot. Please use utensils to turn ham.
Place refrigerated glaze packet under warm water for 1 minute or until glaze is softened.
Cut off corner of packet and apply glaze evenly over ham surface. Allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes while glaze melts into ham.
If desired, glazed ham maybe heated. Remove ham from oven 10 minutes before end of warming time and follow instructions for glazing ham. Heat glazed ham, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes in 275 deg. F oven.