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Spiral Ham with Cranberry Glaze Recipe

Spiral Ham with Cranberry Glaze Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 439 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 2,072 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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