I just love Spiral Cut Ham. I got one on Sunday at a very good price. When I got home I looked on Zaar for a recipe but couldn't find what I wanted. This is a culmination of a recipe that was suggested and my own ideas. This recipe uses an Oven Cooking Bag. I don't know how the recipe will come out if you do not use one. My ham came out so good and moist. The Oven Cooking Bags help to seal in the juices from the ham and any other ingredients you add to it. It keeps the juices from evaporating and drying out in the pan. I also noticed that the ham didn't take as long to bake as I thought it would. You also don't have to turn your oven to a high temp...only 325°F. It kind of slow cooks the ham. Spiral Cut Hams are precooked so you basically just want to warm them up..get them hot.
- You will also need: 1 large Reynolds Oven Cooking Bag (turkey size).
- Heat the oven to 325°F.
- Put the flour into the cooking bag and shake the bag until it is completely covered with the flour.
- Do not remove remaining flour from the bag (I didn't anyway).
- This prevents the bag from exploding in the oven while baking.
- Place the bag in a large cake pan or a roasting pan.
- Open the bag and put the ham in it, cut side down.
- Set aside.
- In a small sauce pan mix the chicken broth, honey glaze mix, mustard and orange juice over medium heat until the glaze mix and orange juice concentrate are dissolved.
- Pour it over the ham.
- With a tie that came with the bag, tightly seal the bag.
- Cut 6-1 inch slits into the top and upper sides of the bag to allow steam to escape.
- Make sure the bag is completely inside the pan.
- Do not allow any of it to hang over the sides of the pan.
- Place on middle rack of the oven, allowing enough room for the bag to expand without touching the top heating coil.
- This prevents the bag from melting.
- Bake for approximately 1 hour or until the ham slices begin to separate and the top of the ham starts to brown.
- Lower the oven temp to 200°F and let the ham sit in the oven until the rest of the meal is ready.
- You could probably lower it to 175°F if you want to.
- Spiral cut ham is precooked so it does not have to reach a certain temperature.
- You are just warming it or making it hot for a hot meal.
- When you are ready, remove the ham from the oven.
- Allow it to cool enough to touch the bag.
- Remove the tie from the bag and slowly tear the bag open at the top of it.
- Remove ham and place it on a large plate or a platter.
- Allow to cool slightly before cutting it.
- Pour the juices from the baking/roasting into a saucepan and make gravy with it or pour it into a container and save it for soup.
- Taste the juice from the ham.
- If it is very strong tasting, (mine was) you may need to add water, a little at a time until it is at your desired strength.
- Save the ham bone to make ham stock or soup with, leaving some of the meat on the bone.