Dark Ale Glazed Ham

Don’t loose sleep worrying about cooking your ham this year. Buy a spiral precooked ham, use the glaze packet, add few more ingredients and you are sure to enjoy a fabulous dinner this Easter.

Enjoy and Happy cooking,
Dark ale glazed ham

1 spiral sliced half-ham with glaze packet (3-5 pound)
1 bottle (12-ounce size) Dark ale beer
1 glaze packet (6-ounce size) from spiral ham package
1/4 cup apple butter
2 tablespoon grainy mustard


Remove spiral ham from package and place in a foiled lined baking pan; set glaze packet aside. Pour beer over ham. Cover and marinate ham, in refrigerator, several hours or overnight.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Bake ham until ham reaches an internal temperature of 160- degree on a meat thermometer.  Drain liquid from pan.
For glaze, prepare glaze packet as package directs. Stir apple butter and mustard into glaze. Drizzle glaze over ham and  return to oven for 15- 20 minutes or until glaze is bubbly. Let stand 5-10 minutes.


4 thoughts on “Dark Ale Glazed Ham

    • The mix of apple butter, grainy mustard and the sugary packet you get with your spiral ham is a real winner. Especially after the ham has marinated for 24 hours in a dark ale!….Oh it doesn’t get any better!


  1. You know…I’ve never made a ham in my life. Weird I know. 🙂 Yours looks beautiful and you make it sound so easy! I never feel confident making meats, but I’m sure I wouldn’t have any problem with this. Love the idea of it being marinated in beer! 🙂


    • Sheila… hopefully you will give this a try! It’s so easy to make and you will be very happy with the results.
      FYI…for the internal temp. to reach 160 degrees you can expect to cook a 3 pound ham for 45-60 minutes.
      (15-20 minutes per pound). Good luck !! Keep me posted and let me know what you think 🙂


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