Ham does not have to wait for the holidays. It’s a great meat to enjoy any time of the year. In this recipe, we’re using a precooked spiral ham. It’s a time saver and still utterly delicious.
You can cook your ham in one of two ways. The conventional approach would be heating it in a 350-degree F oven for 12-15 minutes per pound with the ham wrapped in aluminum foil. You want an internal temperature of 135 F. Remove the ham, add the glaze, and turn up the oven to 400 F. Bake for 12 more minutes until you see the glaze bubbling and slightly caramelized.
Alternatively, for a really moist ham, try making it in a crockpot. Put the ham in the pot, and add a cup of rootbeer to the bottom. Top the ham with the glaze. Set the cooker to low. The ham will reach full temperature in 5-8 hours, depending on the size. If you want a stickier top, transfer the ham into the oven on low broil. Watch for the doneness you prefer.
Spicy Apricot Glazed Ham
- 3-pound precooked spiral ham
- 1 jar chili sauce
- 20 oz can pineapple nibs or chunks
- 1 cup pineapple juice reserved from the can
- 1 Tbs corn starch
- ½ cup apricot marmaladede
- 1 tsp fresh ground ginger
- 1 tsp orange zest
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Capful white vinegar
- Put the pineapple juice and cornstarch into a pan on low.
- Stir until the mix thickens
- Add all the other ingredients (save the ham), and set aside.
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Take the glaze and begin applying it to every slice of the spiral evenly.
- Place in an oven-proof pan into the oven.
- Cook for about 15 minutes per pound Baste every 10 minutes.
- Slice into personalized portions.
- Serve with pineapple chunks and extra glaze for dipping.