Servings10
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hours
Skill Leveleasy

Latest Videos

This easy to follow, twice smoked ham recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Easter, or any other special occasion. Using a previously smoked ham will provide amazing flavor and much less work. I recommend doubling the glaze for serving and licking it off the spoon – you won’t be able to stop yourself! Make this smoked ham at your next gathering and watch the compliments start pouring in.

What type of ham should I use?

This recipe uses a bone-in half ham which weighs around 7-8 pounds, but you can easily use a spiraled ham as well. The goal is to buy a previously smoked ham, hence the term "twice-smoked ham."

Ingredients

Main

  • 1 Pre-cooked bone-in half ham

Glaze

  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder

BBQ Tools

Steps

  1. Prep the smoker

    Preheat smoker to 225°F. Most pellet grills don’t need it, but you can add a pan of water in the corner of the smoker to keep moisture inside. If using a Traeger with a Super Smoke option, turn it on as well.

  2. Smoke the ham

    Place ham cut side down on the smoker and cook until an internal temperature of 120°F. I recommend using a good leave-in meat thermometer so you don't have to constantly check the short ribs.

  3. Prepare the smoked ham glaze

    Mix all of the glaze ingredients in a medium sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.

  4. Glaze the smoked ham

    Brush all sides of the ham with a thick coating of the glaze. You can do this on the smoker with a long brush to avoid getting burned or remove it from the smoker, glaze it, and then return it to the smoker.

  5. Continue smoking the ham

    Continue smoking the ham until it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F.

  6. Rest the smoked ham

    Transfer the ham to a cutting board, brush another coating of the glaze, and let rest for 20 minutes before slicing.

  7. Serve the smoked ham

    Slice the ham against the grain in 1/4 inch slices (pencil thickness) and serve with the remaining glaze.

Comments

  1. Jeff
    August 13th, 2023
    Review Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star Filled
    We used cherry juice instead of pineapple but OMG this was so easy and amazing!
    Reply
  2. Katrina
    April 7th, 2023
    Review Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star Filled
    Question: My ham is boneless, 4.27 pounds. About how long will it take to heat to 140? Thanks in advance, Katrina
    Reply
  3. Luke R
    November 30th, 2022
    Review Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star Filled
    I can’t wait to smoke this for Christmas! How many pounds do you recommend for 15-20 people?
    Reply
    1. Allan Kiezel
      December 1st, 2022
      Review Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star Filled
      Hey Luke! The rule of thumb is 1/2 pound per person for a bone-in ham. You're probably going to need a really big ham or just get 2 smaller ones. I'd opt for the 2 smaller ones myself.
      Reply
  4. Sandra
    April 27th, 2022
    Review Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star FilledReview Star Filled
    Made this for Easter and got so many compliments! Will definitely be my Easter Tradition now :)
    Reply

Add Comment