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GREY POUPON-Glazed Ham with Pear Chutney

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If you’ve got a big holiday dinner coming up, or even a Sunday dinner for your family, learning how to cook a spiral ham will come in handy. Spiral sliced hams are pre-sliced, easy-to-carve cuts of pork that are great for any kind of celebration. When you buy them in the store, they usually come with a packet of glaze, but you can also make your own glaze.

As you learn how to cook a spiral ham, you’ll find that you definitely don’t want to overcook it. Following this recipe can help ensure you maintain all that delicious moisture that the ham deserves. No matter what specific recipe you choose, you’ll generally want to follow the below recipe to maintain a juicy, succulent spiral ham for your guests.

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place spiral ham in roasting pan; cover loosely with foil.
  3. Bake about 12 to 15 minutes per pound or until heated through to 140°F.
  4. Glaze as directed on package or in recipe.
  5. Transfer ham to cutting board; cover loosely with foil.
  6. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

When it’s time for entertaining, try your hand at GREY POUPON-Glazed Ham with Pear Chutney. The glaze gets its sweetness from maple syrup, a perfectly sticky-sweet addition for this spiral ham. Serve a baked spiral ham with Potatoes au Gratin, Balsamic-Soy Glazed Roasted Carrots with Bacon and a Spiralized Beet and Orange Salad for a completely guest-worthy dinner menu.

You can keep the leftover spiral ham in the refrigerator up to three days – or turn it into ham salad, ham sandwiches and more!

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