Tested till perfect Sweet Mustard-Glazed Spiral Ham
Sweet Mustard-Glazed Spiral Ham
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Sweet Mustard-Glazed Spiral Ham

A large ham is the main feature of a traditional Swedish julbord, or Christmas buffet table. A simple four-ingredient glaze cuts the richness, complements the ham beautifully and requires nearly zero effort on your part.

By Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2011

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 4 hours
  • Portion size 16 to 20


  • 9 lb 9lbfully cooked bone-in spiral-cut ham
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupapple juiceapple juice
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspgrainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspapple cider vinegar
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Place ham, flat side down, on rack in roasting pan; pour in 1 cup water. Cover pan tightly with foil; roast in 325ºF (160°C) oven until meat thermometer registers 130ºF (55ºC), about 2-1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan, bring apple juice, 1/2 cup water, mustard, sugar and vinegar to boil; boil until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 7 minutes. Brush half over ham.

Bake, covered and brushing with remaining glaze halfway through, until meat thermometer registers 140ºF (60ºC), about 1 hour. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 20 minutes before carving.

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 135 pro 2g total fat 5g sat. fat 3g
carb 23g fibre 3g chol 11mg sodium 453mg
potassium 328mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 6 vit A 161 vit C 25
folate 4
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