Restaurant Recipes

Honey-Baked Spiral Ham

Honey-Baked Spiral Cut Ham

Honey-Baked Hams get their hams pre-baked from Hormel. The brown-sugar and honey glaze is applied, then they are placed on top of huge oil drums (tops covered with aluminum foil). They then use a butane torch to caramelize the glaze to a crust.

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Yield: 16 servings


  • 1/2 spiral-cut smoked ham (about 7 pounds fully cooked)
  • 1/2 cup pear nectar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place ham, cut end down, in a large baking pan.
  3. Mix together pear nectar and orange juice In a bowl.
  4. Bake ham for 15 minutes, basting twice with juice mixture.
  5. Mix together brown sugar and honey in a small bowl. Brush mixture over ham.
  6. Bake for about another hour, or until internal temperature measures 140 degrees F on an instant-read meat thermometer.
  7. Serve immediately.


Source: Family Circle magazine - April 1995

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