Happy Easter. Traditional Easter meal is Spiral Ham. How do you get a great caramelized crust and slice it properly for friends and family? Remove ham from packaging, place flat side down on a foil lined roasting pan. A majority of the time the ham will come with a sugar /spice packet that has a clove / brown sugar mixture. When applied to the outside of the ham and cooked, it will give a great caramelized crust. For added flavor, add orange juice or pineapple juice instead of water. All spiral hams come with spiral slice to the bone around so no need to worry about thickness. This comes done for you! You do have to worry about the slicing to the bone. With ham facing you, find natural muscle line, with knife cut until bone is reached, cut away to outside. Next cut the remaining meat in half to the bone and bring knife around the bone and remove meat.
Spiral Ham – Yields 8 portions
Spiral Hams should be cooked on foil lined roasting pan meat facing down. Add 1 cup pineapple juice to bottom of pan. Tent with foil and cook for approx. 12 minutes per pound in 325 degree oven. When 20 minutes of cooking remains, remove ham from oven & remove foil. Add contents of glazing packet to ½ cup of cooking juices and pour over ham. Return to oven and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
Stop by your local Atlanta Kroger for great Easter deals including Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham for $1.99/lb. Choose from Honey or Brown Sugar flavors. On Saturday April 19th, all lanes will be open Noon – 8 p.m. for your convenience. Kroger will be open regular hours on Easter Sunday.