Cooking a Spiral Sliced Ham for Thanksgiving or Christmas made easy. This is a fully cooked ham and all you have to do is follow the warming instructions. If press for time get your ham from Costco, Sams or your local grocer. Thanksgiving is around the corner and before you know it, Christmas will be here too. Filipinos usually serve ham during holidays.
Both cooked spiral sliced ham with glaze and carve ham are available at these stores. When I was working, it was easier to get a fully cooked ham instead of cooking from scratch. I could warm this in the oven 2 to 3 hours before everyone arrives.
For many years, we ordered a fully cooked ham from Honey Baked Ham. They were known for their delicious, premium, pricey ham. Something has changed, I don't find it as decadent as it used to be. I don’t know if it’s me, but for the last 10 years I haven’t ordered from them. Their glazing is not as good. When they started selling sandwiches it was full with thick slices of juicy ham with glaze. I stopped by early this year and ordered the same sandwich. Ham was not as thick anymore, dry and without any glazing. I swear, it was bad and that was the last time I was there.
On our Thanksgiving potluck at work, my co-worker brought ham and she was cooking it in a slow cooker in the office. It smelled so good and delicious. I asked her where she got it and this is how I discovered that I could prepare my own ham with less work involved.
And guess what – it is way cheaper than Honey Baked Ham.
Cooking a spiral sliced ham is not complicated. I got the ham from Sam’s Club. It is the Member’s Mark Limited Edition Bone In Ham Naturally Hickory Smoked with Natural Juices and Brown Sugar Glaze packet included. It is stated – Pork raised with no added hormones.
Make sure that the pan is tightly covered with foil when in the oven. Follow the warming instructions exactly and you’ll end up with a JUICY, TENDER, MOIST ham. Glazing instructions is included too. When adding the glaze, don’t just spread it in the exterior. Also, get it in between the slices of ham.
Costco’s brand is equally delicious.
Look how yummy this picture is! This fully cooked spiral-sliced bone-in ham is mouthwatering. It will not disappoint. This easy to serve ham tastes as good as it looks. So easy to prepare and the price is a fourth of what Honey Baked Ham would cost. Save yourself some $50 and get this ham.
NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. It is a succulent ham that’s why I am promoting it. You can substitute the glazing with your own or buy it without the glazing.
Can you freeze leftover ham?
Yes, you can. Remove it from the bone and place in an airtight container. It is even better if vacuum sealed as it will stay fresh longer. I have stored it for a month in the freezer.
How long can I keep leftover ham in the fridge?
No longer than 5 days.
Can I use ham bone when making soup?
You could but I don’t like the taste.
Cooking a Spiral Sliced Ham
This ham is perfect for any gathering. It is easy, juicy, tender, moist and not salty.
Cooking a Spiral Sliced Ham
- 10 pounds Spiral Sliced Bone-in Ham Naturally Hickory Smoked with Brown Sugar Glaze Packet Included 1 Ham
- Heat oven to 275 deg. F
- Remove all packaging materials and place ham in shallow roasting pan, flast side down.
- Cover pan tightly with foil.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes per pound until heated through. Do not overheat.
- Remove ham from oven.
- Remove foil and turn ham on its side.
- Caution: Ham will be hot. Please use utensils to turn ham.
- Place refrigerated glaze packet under warm water for 1 minute or until glaze is softened.
- Cut off corner of packet and apply glaze evenly over ham surface. Allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes while glaze melts into ham.