Citrus slices, garlic and herbs steam in flavor to this keto and low carb holiday buffet favorite! The orange glaze will make any holiday dinner feel extra special!
This Keto Citrus Stuffed Spiral Ham recipe will make sure your ham has the key things needed for deliciousness – plenty of flavor and that it’s nice and moist. A glazed, spiral sliced ham is a favorite at so many holiday tables, and one of the best things is that a spiral-sliced ham is precooked, so you have no worries about whether it is “done”.
This recipe is tailored for an already cooked, bone in, spiral sliced ham. It’s my favorite type of ham to buy because it’s smoky and delicious, and the hardest is already done for you!
Easter and Christmas are our two big “Ham” meal days of the year. Before I started eating low carb and gluten-free, I would doctor up the glaze packet that came with the ham, and that would be it. Now that I’m eating healthier, and dragging the family along on this adventure with me, that packet is tossed as soon as I open the netting around the ham.
How To Make The Glaze
Most hams come with a glaze packet. They are usually full of sugar, so throw it out.
For this Keto ham, we have you covered with a tasty glaze recipe that is completely low carb friendly. The recipe below is amazing, and can be used on way more than just ham!
HOW TO COOK SPIRAL HAM WITHOUT DRYING IT OUT?
Since the ham is already cooked, you’ll just need to heat it thru. The best way to do this is by using a low oven temperature and covering the ham with foil to keep in the moisture. A small amount of water can be added to the bottom of the pan to help keep the ham moist.
When you’re ready to add the glaze, just brush it all over the ham and heat uncovered for another 30 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK A SPIRAL HAM?
Most spiral sliced hams are sold as “precooked” hams. This means that you only need to heat the ham before serving. Bake the ham, tightly wrapped in foil, at a low oven temperature of 325°F for 12 – 15 minutes per pound. At this rate, a 10-pound precooked ham will need 2 to 2-1/2 hours to reach serving temperature.
REMOVING THE STUFFING FROM A STUFFED HAM
One of the great things about a spiral sliced ham is, just like the name says…it’s already sliced. You just need to remove the slices from the bone. The easiest way is to turn the ham so the bone is sticking up, then cut the slices away from around the bone. Use a sharp knife to make cuts on each side of the bone, working from the flat end of the ham to the tapered end.
WHAT LOW CARB SIDES TO SERVE WITH HAM
- Low Carb Oven Cranberry Sauce
- Low Carb Zesty Green Bean Casserole
- Low Carb Cream Filled Raspberry Jello
- Low Carb Broccoli Bacon Salad
TOOLS USED TO MAKE A KETO CITRUS STUFFED SPIRAL HAM
Roasting Pan with Rack to make easy work of heating and lifting the ham.
Chef’s Knife – for expertly slicing fruit and garlic.
LOW CARB CITRUS HERB STUFFED HAM
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a roasting pan with foil.
- Cut orange, lemon and garlic into thin slices. Insert with the sprigs of fresh thyme in between the spiral ham slices all the way around the ham.
- Transfer the ham, flat side down, into prepared pan. Cover ham with foil.
- Bake ham for 2 hours. Uncover, brush with glaze and return to the oven for 45 minutes until browned and heated thru (140°F).
- Transfer ham to a platter for serving.
Make the Glaze:
- In a small bowl, mix the marmalade, brown sugar and mustard until combined. Glaze will be thick.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
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