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Chipotle Glazed Ham

You need this easy recipe for chipotle glazed ham! Think of all the delicious leftover possibilities!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican-Style
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Resting Time For Ham 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 Servings


  • 10 pound spiral ham
  • 6 ounces piloncillo or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 chipotles in adobo minced
  • 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Unwrap the ham and place flat side down in roaster pan. Let it sit on the counter for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In a medium pot, add the piloncillo(or brown sugar), mustard, chipotle and chicken broth. Bring it up to a simmer and season with salt and pepper to taste. I tend to like a lot of pepper. Cook the glaze for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and reserve.
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • When ready, cover ham in roasting pan tightly with foil paper. Place on the middle rack in oven. Bake for 2- 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reads 120 degrees F.
  • Remove foil paper. Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  • If possible, flip the ham on it's side, so spiral parts ends up on top. glaze generously all over. Make sure gets in between slices. Flip back over so flat side down. Add more glaze and then transfer back into oven.
  • Repeat the glazing after 10 minutes. Repeat one more time. Remove the ham from the oven. Tent loosely with foil paper and let sit for 25-30 minutes before serving.
  • Transfer ham to serving platter. Take the remaining glaze and whisk it with the juices at the bottom of roasting pan. Pour some of these juices over sliced ham on the platter before serving.


Add more flavor to the glaze by mixing in 1/3 cup preserves. My first choice would be pineapple, of course! Apricot and orange preserve also work well with this recipe.