Smoked Pulled Ham is topped with a delicious homemade glaze and then slow smoked with amazing flavor. This fork tender ham will be a crowd favorite.

Shredded ham on a white platter
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Everyone has loved our Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe and Smoked Pulled Chicken so I knew this pulled ham recipe would be a hit. The process is the same and is just as delicious shredded and placed on a sandwich. You will love the salty and smoky flavor at your next summertime cookout.

This pork recipe is easy and adding the glaze makes it taste even better. If you love ham recipes check out – Grilled Spiral Ham, Double Smoked Ham and Boneless Smoked Ham.

Why We Love This Recipe

Smoked pulled ham is a twist on a classic recipe. If you are new to smoking, make sure to check out these Smoker Recipes for Beginners. Smoking ham can be served at your next picnic, BBQ and for the holidays.

The leftovers can be served in many different ways such as sandwiches, with eggs and layer it into a breakfast burritos. For the best ham that remains juicy and tender, smoke for a family favorite recipe.

Ingredients

Ingredients - Bone-in Ham, dijon mustard, honey, brown sugar, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cloves, pepper
  • Bone-in Ham – For the best flavor, stick with bone-in ham specifically the shank ham or pork butt.
  • Dijon Mustard – You can also use yellow mustard
  • Honey – Maple Syrup can also be used
  • Brown Sugar – Try making Homemade Brown Sugar with simple ingredients
  • Apple Juice – Substitute with Pineapple Juice
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – If you are out, check out these substitutes.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – Check out the Best Worcestershire Sauce Substitutes
  • Smoked Paprika – You can use regular paprika as well

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How to Make Smoked Pulled Ham

  • Step 1 – Preheat the smoker to 225°F. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes before using.
  • Step 2 – Remove the ham from its packaging and rinse it under cold water. Pat the ham dry with paper towels.
Combine the glaze ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk

Step 3 – In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, brown sugar, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cloves, and pepper to create the glaze.

Bone-in ham on a cutting board with a sharp knife

Step 4 – Using a sharp knife, score the ham in a diamond pattern, cutting about ¼ inch deep into the surface.

Brushing the glaze over the ham on the cutting board with a brush

Step 5 – Brush the glaze generously all over the ham, making sure to get it into the scored cuts.

Smoked ham resting on a cutting board

Step 6 – Smoke the ham for 4-5 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part reaches 140°F. Brush the ham with additional glaze every hour during smoking. Remove ham from smoker and let rest. Then shred ham discarding any excess fat or skin.

Expert Tips

  • Glaze – If you prefer a thicker glaze, you can simmer the glaze ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes before applying it to the ham.
  • Ham – We recommend scoring the ham yourself instead of buying a spiral ham. The texture turns out better while maintaining the juicy center.
  • Resting Ham – For best results, make sure to allow the ham to rest after removing from the ham.
Shredded ham on a plate with a serving in tongs

Serving Suggestions

This smoked ham can be served with your favorite classic side dishes such as Smoked Green Beans and Smoked Scalloped Potatoes for a complete meal idea.

For the leftovers, I love to ham a classic Blackstone Grilled Ham and Cheese Recipe or English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich. You can even make Ham Fried Rice Recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you Smoke Ham in a Pan?

We smoked the ham directly on the grill grates. But if you prefer, you can smoke in a aluminum foil disposable pan.

Why is my Ham Not Shredding?

If your ham is not shredding, make sure that you have let it rest long enough. It also could mean that your ham was not cooked long enough. Cooking time will vary depending on your smoker and the size of your ham.

How Long to Smoke Ham?

We smoked out 8 lb ham for about 4 hours. You want to use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature. Once the instant read thermometer reads 140 degrees, your ham is full cooked and heated.

How to Store Leftover Smoked Ham

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

How to Reheat Leftover Smoked Ham

Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or the oven depending on how much you have left.

Shredded ham on a platter

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Smoked Pulled Ham

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Pulled Ham is topped with a delicious homemade glaze and then slow smoked with amazing flavor. This fork tender ham will be a crowd favorite.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 1244

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to 225°F. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes before using.
  • Remove the ham from its packaging and rinse it under cold water. Pat the ham dry with paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, brown sugar, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cloves, and pepper to create the glaze.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the ham in a diamond pattern, cutting about ¼ inch deep into the surface.
  • Brush the glaze generously all over the ham, making sure to get it into the scored cuts.
  • Place the glazed ham in the smoker and add the soaked wood chips to the smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Smoke the ham for 4-5 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part reaches 140°F. Brush the ham with additional glaze every hour during smoking.
  • Remove the smoked ham from the smoker and let it rest for 20-30 minutes before shredding.
  • Once the ham is cool enough to handle, use your hands or two forks to shred the meat, discarding any excess fat or skin.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a thicker glaze, you can simmer the glaze ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes before applying it to the ham.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1244kcal, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 99g, Fat 77g, Saturated Fat 27g, Polyunsaturated Fat 9g, Monounsaturated Fat 36g, Trans Fat 0.003g, Cholesterol 281mg, Sodium 5675mg, Potassium 1419mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 32g, Vitamin A 450IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 67mg, Iron 5mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    This smoked pulled ham made delicious leftovers!