Honey-Baked Spiral Ham

Honey-Baked Spiral 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 place them on top of huge oil drums (tops covered with aluminum foil). They then use a butane torch to caramelize the glaze to a crust.
Yields 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

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place ham, cut end down, in a large baking pan. Mix together pear nectar and orange juice In a bowl. Bake ham for 15 minutes, basting twice with juice mixture.

Mix together brown sugar and honey in a small bowl. Brush mixture over ham. Bake for about another hour, or until internal temperature measures 140 degrees F on an instant-read meat thermometer. Serve Immediately.