½ cup Brown Sugar
½ teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1, 8 lbs Ham (Butt) Spiral Cut
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
½ cup Pure Maple Syrup
Ham is always a popular alternative around Thanksgiving for those who either don’t like Turkey or are just looking for something different to try this year. This recipe cooks the ham low and slow on your Country Smokers pellet grill to deliver even more smoky flavors. It is then topped with a deliciously Sweet Cinnamon Glaze for an incredible Thanksgiving dish.
Twice Smoked Ham is essentially just smoking a ham once that you bought from the store. Anytime you see something labeled ham, it has already been pre-cooked.
There are multiple ways of curing a ham. Although, the most popular is Wet Cured, also known as “City Hams.” City Hams are soaked or injected with a solution of salt, sugar, and other spices called a brine.
But if y’all want more than the standard, a flavorful smoked and cured ham is best the way to go. This will help deliver twice the smoky flavor, hence the “Twice Smoked Ham”. Look for “Smoked” and “Fully Cooked”, “Ready to Serve”, or “Ready to Eat” on the label. Watch the sweetness though. Try to find one that isn’t pre-glazed. You’ll be getting enough sweetness from the Sweet Cinnamon Glaze in the recipe.
Spiral or non-cut are both great choices. Spiral cut hams will smoke up a bit faster, save you the trouble of slicing, and add more flavor in between the meat layers.
For a pairing to wow the crowd, try a crisp chardonnay or a medium bodied IPA. Both will help cut through the sweetness to balance out the flavors.