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Smoked Spiral Ham with a Maple Bourbon Glaze

It doesn’t get much better than this smoked spiral ham with a maple bourbon glaze. Whether you’re cooking this for a classic Easter dinner, or you just need something delicious for a weekend meal, this ham delivers big time.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Spiral Ham
Servings: 15 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1 8-pound spiral sliced ham
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Homemade Maple Bourbon Glaze

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Hey Grill Hey Sweet Rub
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
  • Smoke. Place the ham, cut side down, directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke the ham for 1.5 hours.
  • Add the braise. Remove the ham from the smoker and place it in a large 12-inch cast iron skillet. Mix the chicken stock, bourbon, and maple syrup and pour it over the ham. Cover the ham and the top of the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Continue smoking. Increase the temperature on your smoker to 300 degrees F. Place the skillet on the smoker, close the lid, and continue cooking for an additional 2 hours or until the internal temperature reads 140 degrees F.
  • Make the glaze. When the ham is almost done cooking, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine all of the glaze ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently with a whisk, just until the glaze comes to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately.
  • Glaze the ham. Remove the ham from the smoker and open up the foil. Drain off any excess cooking liquid and set it aside for serving. Turn the ham over onto its side and brush liberally with the maple bourbon glaze.
  • Broil. Place the glazed ham into your oven on High broil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the glaze is bubbling and caramelized.
  • Enjoy. Serve immediately with the drippings from the cast iron skillet on the side, if desired.


Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 2917mg | Potassium: 759mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg