Smoked Ham (or Heaven)

smoked ham

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I know not everyone owns a smoker, so I have to say I’m sorry.
I’m sorry for showing you these pictures.
I’m sorry if you start to drool on your computer desk or laptop.
I’m sorry if your stomach starts grumbling.
Sorry.

I have made my glazed ham for many, many years.  I still think it’s a great recipe.  But then I got the idea to try smoking a ham.  Goodbye glazed ham.
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This ham was so unbelievably moist and flavorful, I almost didn’t believe it.
While I used a pre-cured ham that probably has been “smoked”, the “smoked” flavor that comes from a package is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING compared to what this is.  Since we’re using a pre-cooked ham, you don’t have to worry so much about curing it and all that’s involved in that.  We’re just heating it up, and infusing some amazing flavor while at it!
You can use either an uncut ham or spiral sliced.  I used an uncut here.
If you can only find a “ready to cook” ham, that’s fine, just be sure you get the temperature up to 160 before it’s done.
If you want more of a BBQ flavored ham, just rub with a spice rub like this one on it with some mustard and brush with BBQ sauce the last half hour.
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SMOKED HAM
Ham (I would keep it around 6-10 lbs, and you want a bone-in spiral sliced or unsliced, ready to heat ham)
Rub, I used 1 cup brown sugar
Glaze, I used this one 
1/4 cup honey

If using a spiral sliced ham, just brush with glaze and press brown sugar into ham.
If using an uncut ham, trim fat to under 1/4″ and brush with glaze, then press brown sugar into ham.
Mix the honey with 1/4 cup of the glaze and set aside.
Place in smoker for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, brushing with the honey glaze the last half hour.  If desired, you can brush with apple cider or juice every 1/2 hour to hour as well.
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PS In the smoker pictures you’ll see some homemade canadian bacon smoking, which I did at the same time.  I promise to share the recipe soon!

Smoked Ham (or Heaven)

Ingredients

  • Ham
  • Rub, I used 1 cup brown sugar
  • Glaze if desired
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • If using a spiral sliced ham, just brush with glaze and press brown sugar into ham.
  • If using an uncut ham, trim fat to under 1/4" and brush with glaze, then press brown sugar into ham.
  • Mix the honey with 1/4 cup of the glaze and set aside.
  • Place in smoker for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, brushing with the honey glaze the last half hour. If desired, you can brush with apple cider or juice every 1/2 hour to hour as well.
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