Recently, we had a couple of Christmas Dinners that had to be prepared.
We had some family over to the house on the 23rd, and decided to do a Christmas dinner for them.
The kids wanted a ham.
We decided to cook it on the smoker. I had never done a ham before, and it provided extra oven space for other things.
To make things easier, we decided that I might as well just do a pre-cooked spiral cut ham.
As luck would have it, I had come across a recipe ... How To Smoke A Honeybaked Ham.
Pretty simple ... I mixed up a Sugar Blend for Ham a few days before:
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Natural Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Fresh Ground Nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- Other random spices that sounded good at the time
The morning of the ham cook, I made up a glaze. Basically ...
- ½ cup Orange Juice
- ½ cup Kombucha
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Honey
- Other things that seemed good at the time
Apply the glaze. Apply sugar blend. Put on smoker. Use Apple Wood for smoke.
I didn't add a whole lot of wood since the ham was already pre-smoked.
I just let the ham cook between 275 and 300 for 2.5 to 3 hours.
Since the ham was pre-cooked, I didn't really worry about internal temperature. From time to time I would add more glaze.
The ham was pretty good. Not my best smoked meal. Not my worst. I thought the glaze turned out just about perfect. I'm not a huge fan of ham anyway.
I think the left-over ham for sandwiches was even better than the meal. We had lots.
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