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Make your own honey-glazed ham for the holidays

Make your own honey-glazed ham for the holidays

Posted by Jive Turkey on Mar 9th 2016

Our luscious, fully cooked Jive Turkey Honey Glazed Hams are hickory smoked, spiral sliced and baked with a thick and rich honey and spice glaze. This is a PORK and not a TURKEY product. A table-ready, gourmet ham that makes any occasion truly special. Jive Turkey has one of the leanest , low-salt, smoked hams on the market today!


We select only the finest ham, then carefully trim and marinate or "put down" the pork in a blend of maple syrup and secret spices. The ham is accompanied by a glaze which can be added to impart a sweet cured flavor. Each ham is then spiral-sliced around the bone to give you ready-to-serve, uniform slices. Best served at room temperature each arrives frozen.

Use this copy-cat recipe to save big bucks by making your own honey-glazed ham for the holidays.

If a spiral-sliced ham is on your holiday menu, don't spend big bucks and precious time waiting in a long line at the specialty ham store.

Instead, do-it-yourself with my copy-cat recipe that makes a delicious and hard, sugar-glazed crust on your Jive Turkey ham.  We enclose a packet of glaze with each ham, you can save that glaze and use the ingredients below or use the enclosed glaze and follow the directions below for the same results.

Copy-cat honey-baked ham

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon paprika

2 cups sugar

Honey or corn syrup

1 pre-cooked spiral-sliced ham, any size, with or without bone

Blow torch or oven broiler to melt sugar

Directions: Mix sugar and spices together in a bowl. On a heat-proof platter covered in aluminum foil, place the ham meat-side down and brush with honey or corn syrup, which helps sugar mixture adhere to ham. Sprinkle and press sugar mixture around outside of ham.

Fire-up the blow torch and use sweeping motions to melt and crystallize the sugar mixture until crispy and golden. The entire process takes just a few minutes, so be careful not to burn the sugar! If you want a thicker crust, add more sugar and repeat with the blow torch. A lazy Susan is useful to help evenly brown the sugar.

If you don't have a blow torch, place sugared ham under the broiler in a 500-degree oven for a few minutes. Watch carefully as the sugar begins to caramelize. It happens quickly and easily burns.

When you're finished, wrap the ham tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil and refrigerate.

Serve at room temperature or heat in a 325-degree oven until just warm.

You can order your ham for the holidays here!