I would say that a large portion of American’s eat Ham on Easter. It almost isn’t Easter without one. Cade was telling me about a ham he had back in South Carolina that had this crunchy glaze on it, and I was completely intrigued. He said they use crackers and brown sugar, but that’s it. I had no clue what to do, but I wanted to figure it out. So, of course, even though it wasn’t Easter yet, I had no choice, but to try it. It’s delicious. A spiral ham is a must, and the glaze… oh the glaze. It truly is wonderful. Here’s our new favorite, Southern Glazed Ham.
Probably don’t prepare a humongous spiral ham for just you and your spouse though. No matter how you try to use the leftovers, it just aint happening. We had ham sandwiches, ham and potatoes, grilled ham, ham and eggs and then we were only half way through and we couldn’t take it anymore.
Anyway, we used graham crackers, but on Sunday I’m going to try ritz since we are out of graham crackers and I don’t want to run to the store again this week.
If any of you know the correct way to do a crunchy glazed ham, please email me!
Break out from your Honey Baked Ham and give this one a try. So yum!
Is Ham Pre-Cooked?
If your ham is cured, smoked or baked, it is considered “pre-cooked,” and would not technically need to be cooked.
You can also buy fresh ham which has not been cooked and will need to be cooked prior to eating.
The packaging will specify which type of ham you are buying.
Can Left-Over Ham Be Frozen?
Left over ham can be stored in the freezer for 1-2 months.
Freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
Southern Glazed Ham
Southern Glazed Ham
- 1 Ham, Spiral Sliced
- 1 1/2 Cup Graham Crackers, Crushed
- 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- Line a roasting dish with foil and place the ham meat side down.
- In a small bowl combine the cracker crumbs, salt and brown sugar.
- Pat everything all over the ham and cover with foil.
- Bake according to package directions, removing the foil the last 15 minutes to brown the top.