Spiral Ham with Cumberland Sauce

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by Audrey M

This is a wonderful ham for the holidays or for any special occasion.

Top Review by CookinCowgirl

I made this for my aunt's party and it was a big hit. I simmered the sauce for 10 miutes, reducing it to a nice consistency. The party-goers were trying to pick out the ingredients, until I said it was Cumberland Sauce, then several of the older people said they hadn't had that sauce in years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Unwrap ham and remove plastic disc that covers the bone.
  3. Tuck rosemary sprigs randomly through slice ham (about every 3 to 4 slices).
  4. Place ham in cooking bag and tie ends together with enclosed plastic tie.
  5. Place on a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  6. Cut 3 1/2 inch slits on top per directions of cooking bag.
  7. Don't let bag touch any part of the oven or it will melt.
  8. Cook for 2 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reads 140 degrees.
  9. When ham is done, remove from oven and let sit in bag for 15 minutes before serving.
  10. Carefully place ham on cutting board and remove slices to a warm platter.
  11. Serve with Cumberland Sauce.
  12. To make sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan.
  13. Add onions and saute until tender.
  14. Add jelly, grated orange rind, orange juice, grated lemon rind, lemon juice and Dijon mustard.
  15. Cook over medium heat until jelly melts; stir constantly.
  16. Slowly pour in port wine and simmer uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes.
  17. Serve warm.
  18. Can be kept up to five days in refrigerator.
  19. Makes 2 cups.

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