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Rosemary Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham

This Rosemary Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham is so juicy with crispy edges from the brown sugar glaze. The perfect centerpiece for Easter or Christmas!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham, holiday
Servings: 1 ham
Author: Lora



  • 1 spiral ham (8-10 lbs)
  • 1/2 orange , thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves , slivered
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary and thyme , cut up


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon mild paprika


  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients and stir together well; set aside.
  • Remove packaging and if your ham has a small plastic disk on the underside of the bone, remove and discard the disk.
  • Place ham in a shallow roasting pan lined with foil (or a Silpat mat), cut side down.
  • Between the slices all around the ham insert the thinly sliced orange, garlic clove slivers, and sprigs of fresh rosemary and/or thyme. Cover tightly with foil paper.
  • Bake for 13-16 minutes per pound until ham reaches 140°F. The ham doesn't need any attention or checking until at least 1 1/2 hours have passed.
  • For the last 20 minutes of the cooking, uncover and spoon the glaze over the ham.
  • Transfer to a platter using two large, wide spatulas. Remove the ham from the oven and rest at least 15 minutes before cutting. Spoon any glaze from the pan over the ham before serving if desired.


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