Pumpkin Spiced Holiday Ham
What better way to celebrate autumn than with pumpkin spice? Add festive fall flavors to your holiday ham for a sensational seasonal entrée that is sure to impress your holiday guests!
3 hour, 35 mins
Total cook time
- 9-10 pound shank portion ham
- whole cloves
- 1-2 cups water
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 325°. Score the back side of the ham in a diamond pattern, cutting about 1/4-inch deep. Add whole cloves at each corner of the diamonds.
Whisk to combine pumpkin puree, maple syrup, apple cider and pumpkin spice. Set aside.
Place ham in roasting pan with 1/4-inch of water and tent with foil. Let heat for 2 ½ hours. Increase heat to 425°. Remove foil and brush glaze all over ham. If water has evaporated, add more. Repeat glazing every 10 minutes for 30-40 minutes.
Remove from oven. Let rest 15 minutes, then carve and serve.
Step 5 :: Helpful Hints
Most hams are precooked, so when reheating, the temperature you are looking for is 135°.
Substitute apple juice for the water for an even more flavorful ham.
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.