Orange Stuffed Spiral Sliced Ham is a delicious way to dress up a boring pre-sliced ham to make a spectacular holiday meal.
I had plans to make Mary Berry's Clementine Glazed Ham for Easter, but I accidentally bought a spiral sliced ham without noticing. I am not a fan of pre-sliced ham because while those thin slices make for great sandwiches, they aren't the best for other types of leftovers that we enjoy.
But, I had the ham and wasn't about to return it. So, I had to do a mad scramble to figure out an alternative for our holiday meal.
Then, I stumbled on the idea of "stuffing" the ham with fruit and herbs. The result was delicious.
Stuffed Spiral Sliced Ham Variations
Here are a few suggestions for different ways you can prepare a spiral sliced ham:
Orange and Thyme Ham - this is what I made. You could swap the orange for other citrus (such as tangerines, blood oranges, etc.) and maybe rosemary or another herb instead of thyme.
Apple Pear Ham - slice up some apples and pears, toss them with ground cinnamon and some nutmeg, glaze with a blend of honey and whole grain mustard.
Pineapple Stuffed Ham - use sliced canned pineapple (NOT fresh), glaze with pineapple juice mixed with brown sugar.
Orange Stuffed Spiral Sliced Ham
- 8-10 pound spiral sliced ham
- 3 oranges
- 6-8 sprigs fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, tarragon, etc.)
- ½ cup honey
- Lower rack in oven to bottom third, preheat to 325°F. Line a roasting pan with foil.
- Slice oranges in half. Juice two halves and combine with honey. Set aside.
- Thinly slice remaining oranges. Cut fresh herb sprigs in a few large pieces each.
- Place orange slices and herbs in between slices of the ham on all sides. Place flat side down in the roasting pan. Cover with foil.
- Bake for 2 hours, remove foil and brush orange juice and honey combination over the ham.
- Continue baking until internal temperature of ham reaches 140°F, about 30-45 minutes.
- Move ham to a serving platter using two large spatulas.
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Until next time, happy eating!
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