Depending on your family’s traditions, you may cook turkey, chicken, or beef… but this recipe for smoked ham may become a new tradition in your house. Its sweet honey glaze and savory smoked flavor makes this dish a standout among holiday meals. Happy grilling!
Honey Glazed Smoked Ham (by Derrick Riches)
- 1 6-lb. “ready to eat” ham
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- The night before you smoke, mix together the pepper, paprika, sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon of dry mustard and cayenne. Rub over the surface of the ham, wrap in foil and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, remove the ham from the refrigerator and let it sit for 1 hour, then remove foil.
- In the meantime, prepare your smoker, and preheat to about 210°F. You will be smoking at about 210°F for 6 hours.
- Mix together the chicken stock, 3/4 cups of pineapple juice, vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, and cloves. Warm the liquid over medium heat until completely mixed.
- Place ham in smoker, and smoke for 6 hours, basting with sauce once every hour.
- While the ham is smoking, prepare the glaze by mixing together the honey, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard and a pinch of ground cloves. Brush generously with glaze a couple of times during the last hour of smoking. Enjoy!