This easy glazed ham recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. It is a great addition to your table on any occasion whether it is a weekday dinner, Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Featuring our Red Pepper Jelly mixed with brown sugar to create a sweet glaze, this is a wonderfully mouthwatering treat.
Ham is a traditional holiday treat. Most of the time you prepare your ham like you have always prepared it. This ham recipe featuring a sweet and savory red pepper jelly glaze is a new way to serve ham. It is easy and tasty. If you are looking to switch up your traditional ham recipe and try something new this is the recipe to do it.
How to Cook a Pre-Cooked Ham
For this recipe we recommend an 8 to 9 pound spiral sliced and bone-in ham. These hams are typically pre-cooked when you buy them. These types of hams can be served hot or cold. For this glazed ham recipe you will need to heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Place the ham in a roasting pan filled with at least an inch of water or white wine like Riesling. This prevents the ham from drying out. After heating the ham, you can reserve the juices for soup or gravy.
You will need to tightly cover the pan with aluminum foil and heat the ham until a thermometer placed near the center of the ham near the bone reaches 120 degrees. The 8-9 pound spiral cut and bone in ham usually reaches temperature in about 2 and 1/2 hours. Oven temperatures vary, so after an hour and a half, check the ham every 30 minutes so that it does not dry out. If you are using a smaller ham or larger ham you will need to adjust the temperature you use.
How to Glaze a Ham
Once the ham has reached temperature it is time to add the glaze. After removing the ham from the oven, heat the oven to 425 degrees. While the oven comes to temperature, coat the ham with 1 jar Chugwater Chili Red Pepper Jelly and 1 ¼ cups brown sugar. Put the ham, uncovered, back in the hot oven and cook for 10 minutes. If you have a ham larger than 9 pounds you will need to add more red pepper jelly and brown sugar.
What to Serve with a Glazed Ham
This easy glazed ham recipe is great served with a variety of sides. It is perfect for holiday meals that have a variety of side dishes. Here is a list of some delicious sides that go well with the glazed ham.
- Side salad
- Green beans
- Roasted carrots
- Sauteed squash
- Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Southwestern Sauce
- Fiesta Corn Casserole
- Cheesy/funeral potatoes
- Mashed potatoes
- Scalloped potatoes
- Baked potatoes
- Chugwater Chili Dip & Dressing Roasted Potatoes
Now that you have tried this delicious recipe using our red pepper jelly, here are some other recipes that you will also enjoy.
- Red Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese and Crackers
- Little Smokies in Red Pepper Jelly Sauce
- Red Pepper Jelly Sauce