Double Smoked Ham is a delicious way to add extra flavor to your spiral ham. Topping the ham with brown sugar glaze makes this ham recipe taste amazing.
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Double Smoked Ham Recipe is a delicious way to cook your holiday ham. Cooking the ham in the smoker layers it with the smoke flavor. Then adding the ham glaze gives it the perfect sweet and savory taste.
We have loved making Smoker Recipes this summer, so we decided to try out our holiday ham in it. It was so easy to make and it turned out so juicy, tender and the perfect caramelized texture.
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Why is it Called Double Smoked Ham?
Double smoked ham or some may refer it to as twice smoked ham, has already been pre-cured and smoked. Then when we smoke it, it is now been doubled smoked.
Some may be concerned that it will be overly smoky. With these easy step by step instructions, we have found that is not the case. In fact, it comes out perfectly flavored and adding the glaze gives it the perfect amount of flavor.
What Type of Ham is Best:
When we smoke a ham, we like to use a bone-in ham as they tend to be more juicier. You can choose from a spiral ham, whole shank ham, or a ham roast.
Since we used a spiral ham which is available in most grocery stores, we recommend basting the ham throughout the cooking process. This helps to keep the ham from drying out.
- Bone In Spiral Cut Ham
- Dijon Mustard
- Garlic Powder
For the Glaze:
- Light Brown Sugar Packed
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Mustard
- Garlic Powder
Scroll to the bottom of the post for the recipe card to see the full list of ingredients and recipe.
- Yellow Mustard – For a milder flavor, feel free to substitute the Dijon Mustard for yellow mustard.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – If you prefer that the glaze be not as sweet, feel free to add in a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. You can also add in apple juice, orange juice or pineapple juice.
- Maple Syrup – Instead of honey, feel free to use maple syrup as a delicious appetizer.
Step by Step Instructions:
- Step 1 – Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Step 2 – Rub the Dijon mustard on the outside of the ham and season it with the garlic powder.
- Step 3 – Place the ham in the smoker and smoke for 2 hours.
- Step 3 – While the ham is smoker, in a small saucepan, whisk together the glaze ingredients.
- Step 4 – Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is fully dissolved and the glaze thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Step 5 – Increase the temperature on the smoker to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the ham with the glaze. Cook for 45 more minutes, glazing the ham every 10 minutes to 15 minutes.
- Step 6 – Remove the ham from the smoker. Slice, serve and enjoy!
- Glaze Texture – If glaze hardens while it sits, return to heat to loosen it before brushing it onto the ham.
- Cooking Ham – We placed our ham directly on the grill grates. But you can also cook in a aluminum pan.
- Cooking Time – The smoking process will vary depending on your smoker and your ham. If you prefer you can make sure your is heated through by using a meat thermometer. It is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Preheat Smoker – Before placing the ham in the smoker, we recommend preheating to 225 degrees. You will want to increase the smoker temperature after putting glaze on the ham.
- Wood Chips – Feel free to use your favorite wood chips to smoke this ham. You can smoke with cherry wood, hickory or oak. We have even did a combination of two flavors for added flavor.
How to Cook in the Oven:
Yes, you can make your spiral ham in the oven. You will miss out on the extra layer of smoky flavor, but it will still be delicious. This oven recipe will bake your ham in about the same length of time.
We have even made Grilled Ham Recipe on a charcoal grill for delicious flavor.
What to Serve with Smoked Ham:
This smoked ham is perfect for the holidays, but we have made this ham throughout the year. It is great served on sandwiches or diced up and put into soups.
If you are looking for easy smoked side dishes, here are some of our favorites to make with this ham recipe.
- Smoked Deviled Eggs – You will love the smoked flavor of this classic recipe. It is a great twist on a family favorite recipe.
- Smoked Baked Potatoes – The smoky flavor and crispy texture makes these baked potatoes so delicious. Add your favorite toppings for the best side dish.
- Smoked Brussel Sprouts – I love making Brussel Sprouts for a healthy and delicious side dish for the holidays. This recipe calls for chopped bacon which combined with the smoky flavor makes this the ultimate side dish.
How to Carve a Ham:
When I purchase a Pre Cooked Ham, I like to use the spiral cut because it is already precut. But you still may need to use a sharp knife to cut all the way through.
Place ham on a cutting board then use a knife or a electric knife to cut the ham into pieces. Save that ham bone to add to your soups for added flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Yes, you can freeze your leftover ham. Place in a freezer container or a zip lock bag. We recommend covering with aluminum foil and plastic wrap to keep it fresh longer. It will stay fresh for up to 2 months
Reheat your leftovers in the microwave or in the oven. Make sure to check out all the ways your can use your leftover ham in these leftover ham recipes.
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Double Smoked Ham
- Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rub the dijon mustard on the outside of the ham and Eason it with the garlic powder.
- Place the ham in the smoker and smoke for 2 hours.
- While the ham is smoker, in a medium saucepan, whisk together the glaze ingredients.
- Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is fully dissolved and the glaze thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Increase the temperature on the smoker to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the ham with the glaze.
- Cook for 45 more minutes, glazing the ham every 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the ham from the smoker. Slice, serve and enjoy!
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