Grilled Spiral Ham takes your holiday ham to the next level. Pour the brown sugar glaze on top for a sweet, savory and smoky flavor.

Grilled Spiral Ham on a platter sliced with fresh herbs on the side
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We always serve ham and turkey for the holidays. There are many ways to make your holiday meats, but grilling has become our new favorite. This ham is perfect for Christmas or your Easter dinner. It definitely helps to save oven space for all your side dishes.

I love making Grilled Recipes for many types of a occasion. Grilled Ham Steak or Grilled Ham Recipe also cooks perfectly on the gas grill. The grill marks and the smoky flavor always makes for a crowd pleasing dinner.

Why this Recipe Works:

You will be so pleasantly surprised how easy it is to cook spiral ham on the grill. The delicious brown sugar glaze is topped on the ham for amazing flavor.

I have been making our holiday dinner since my kids were little, and this is my favorite way to cook our spiral ham.   

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for Grilled Spiral Ham - Spiral Ham, brown sugar, honey, orange juice, cinnamon cloves
  • Spiral Cut Ham 

For the Glaze: 

  • Brown Sugar (packed)
  • Honey 
  • Orange Juice 
  • Ground Cinnamon 
  • Ground Cloves 

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Variations:

  • Sauce – Feel free to change the glaze ingredients to what you prefer. We have added in minced garlic, black pepper, and a tbsp dijon mustard.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Heating the glaze ingredients in a sauce pan

Step 1 – Mix together the brown sugar honey glaze ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

Basting ham with brown sugar glaze

Step 2 – Brush about ½ of the glaze over the spiral sliced ham and make sure to get in between each slice of the ham.  

Placing the spiral ham in the pan in the grill

Step 3 – Prepare the grill to medium high indirect heat. In order to set this up, preheat the grill over medium high heat with all the burners on for 15-20 minutes. Then turn off all the burners except the outside burners and leave the middle burners off. Put the ham in the pan in the center of the grill over indirect heat on grill grates over one of the burners that is off.

Cooked spiral ham in a disposable pan on the grill

Step 4 – Cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours (approximately 13-15 minutes per pound) until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the ham with the remaining glaze every 20-30 minutes.  

  • Step 5 – Remove the ham from the grill.  Loosely cover the pan with foil and let it rest for 10-20 minutes.  
  • Step 6 – Remove the foil, then the ham is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!  

How Long to Grill Ham:

The best way to determine how long to grill your ham is the size of it. We usually grill for about 15 minutes per pound, but cooking time will vary. We always use a instant read-meat thermometer to check internal temp.

This make sure that the ham was fully heated through. Make sure to insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the ham.

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Ham – Remove pre-cooked ham from the refrigerator at least 2 hours before cooking to come to room temperature.  Place the ham in a disposable aluminum pan, ham cut side down.  You want to make sure your pan is grill safe.
  • Baste Ham – To keep the ham juicy, we like to baste it with its natural juices and glaze every 20 minutes. Simply open the grill and squeeze the drippings into a baster and pour over the ham.
Sliced Grilled Spiral ham on a platter

What is the Best Ham to Grill?

Feel free to use any type of ham to grill. We like to spiral cut ham because of the flavor and it is already pre-sliced. But you can also use a smoked ham or a bone-in ham.

Hams that you purchase at the grocery store are already fully cooked. So you are just heating them and adding flavor by grilling and adding the glaze.

What to Serve with Grilled Ham?

Holiday dinners are not complete without our favorite side dishes. To make things easier, we like to grill our side dishes as well. This helps with cleanup and it is much easier.

These are some of our favorites.

Grilled Spiral Ham on a platter with fresh rosemary on the side

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftover ham in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Can you Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze your grilled spiral ham. After the ham has cooled, we recommend slicing the ham completely. Then placing in a freezer safe container or a zip lock bag. The ham will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat:

When you are ready to serve, allow the ham to thaw overnight in the fridge. Then reheat in the microwave or the oven depending on how much you have leftover.

More Easy Ham Recipes:

Use you spiral ham leftovers and make this Ham Fried Rice Recipe. If you prefer you make this double smoked spiral ham or boneless smoked ham. Both of these options also make for a great addition to your holiday dinner.

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Grilled Spiral Ham

5 from 2 votes
Grilled Spiral Ham takes your holiday ham to the next level. Pour the brown sugar glaze on top for a sweet, savory and smoky flavor.
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 682

Ingredients

  • 8 pound Spiral Ham

For the Glaze:

Instructions

  • Remove ham from the refrigerator at least 2 hours before cooking to come to room temperature.  Place the ham in a disposable aluminum pan (flat side down).
  • Mix together the glaze ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  • Brush about ½ of the glaze over the ham and make sure to get in between each slice of the ham.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high indirect heat (approximately 350 degrees F). In order to set this up, preheat the grill over medium high heat with all the burners on for 15-20 minutes. Then turn off all the burners except the outside burners and leave the middle burners off. Put the ham in the pan in the center of the grill over one of the burners that is off.
  • Cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours (approximately 13-15 minutes per pound) until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Brush the ham with the remaining glaze every 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove the ham from the grill.  Loosely cover the pan with foil and let it rest for 10-20 minutes.
  • Then the ham is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 682kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 52g, Fat 41g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 19g, Trans Fat 0.001g, Cholesterol 150mg, Sodium 2877mg, Potassium 736mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 17IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 33mg, Iron 2mg

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