Spiral Ham with Cranberry Glaze Recipe
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Spiral Ham with Cranberry Glaze Recipe

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The sweet, tangy glaze that complements this ham looks so pretty, and the cranberry flavor pairs well with the meat. It’s been a tradition in my home for as long as I can remember. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked spiral-sliced ham (8 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) red currant jelly
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 439 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 2072mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, for glaze, combine the remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  3. Uncover ham; bake 30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting twice with 1-1/2 cups glaze. Serve remaining glaze with ham. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Spiral Ham with Cranberry Glaze in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p27

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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imccrider User ID: 1423746 159214
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"I made this for my family and they thought it was the best ham yet."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 64771
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"This is my new favorite ham recipe. I made it for a family dinner and everyone loved. A keeper for sure!"

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