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Cherry Chipotle Glazed Bone-In Spiral-Cut Ham Recipe BoulderLocavore.com

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Ham

This luscious glaze will turn your Easter or Christmas ham into a holiday favorite! The sweet, smoky, spicy glaze elevates the juicy ham to another level! 

 After basting, there will be approximately 3/4 cup of glaze for serving at the table with the ham. Should you wish to have more glaze, the glaze portion of the recipe may be doubled.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bone in ham, cherry chipotle ham, spiral cut ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 Serves 16 (after basting the ham, 3/4 cup of glaze will be left for serving with the ham)
Calories 686 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 9 pound spiral-cut Bone-In Ham (cooked from the refrigerator; room temperature hams will cook more quickly)

Ingredients for the Glaze:

  • 13 ounce jar Cherry Preserves (I used Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves)
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Zest
  • Juice of 1 Valencia Orange
  • 2 teaspoons Adobo Sauce (can be purchased on its own or use the sauce in a can of Chipotle en Adobo but not the chilies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. 

  2. Place the ham cut side down in a roasting pan and add water ¼ inch deep. Tent the ham with foil, wrapping the foil over and crimping it down on the pan sides to enclose it fully; place in the oven. 

  3. Cook until the ham registers 100 degrees when measured at the thickest part; about 2 hours to 2 ½ hours.

  4. Around the 2 hour mark, make the glaze. Combine the cherry preserves, cumin, cinnamon, lime zest, orange juice and Adobo sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil, stirring constantly and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Remove the ham from the oven. Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Baste the ham with the glaze, twice. Reserve the remaining glaze to serve at the table.
  6. Return the ham to the oven and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. 

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Chipotle Glazed Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 686 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 3143mg131%
Potassium 747mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.