Honey Mustard Spiral Ham with Sweet and Spicy Carrots

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total 1h 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

My Aunt Dee is known for making a ham for most holidays—Christmas, Easter, you name it (besides Thanksgiving, of course!). She loves to take advantage of the points from her local supermarket to get a free spiral-cut ham. This type of ham is great because it is fully cooked and presliced, making it super convenient. Naturally, it makes for great sandwiches the day after, as well. — Melissa Celli

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  • 1 (7- to 10-pound) spiral-cut ham with glaze packet
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 (12-ounce) bags baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Medium Bowl
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Casserole dish
  • Step 1

    Install a wire rack on Level 1. Select AIR ROAST, set the temperature to 325°F, and set the time to 1 hour 20 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 2

    Remove the ham from its packaging (set the glaze packet aside) and place the ham sliced side up in the casserole dish.

  • Step 3

    When the unit has preheated, place the casserole dish on the wire rack. Close the oven door to begin cooking.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the contents of the glaze packet with the orange juice and whisk until combined. Remove 1/2 cup of the glaze and set aside. Add the cayenne, ginger, and salt to the glaze in the bowl and stir to combine. Add the carrots and toss to coat in the glaze. 

    SUBSTITUTION: If the ham did not come with a glaze packet, whisk together 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 1/4 cup honey, and 1/4 cup Dijon mustard. Use this mixture in place of the glaze packet.

  • Step 5

    When there are 50 minutes remaining, remove the dish from the oven. Arrange the carrots on the pan around the ham. Place the casserole dish back on the wire rack and continue cooking.

  • Step 6

    To the reserved glaze, whisk in the Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, and water

  • Step 7

    When there are 30 minutes remaining, remove the ham from the oven and drizzle the mustard glaze over the top, making sure to get in between the slices.

  • Step 8

    Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F, place the ham back in the oven, and continue cooking for the remaining time.

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, remove the ham from the oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the carrots from the dish. Slice the ham and serve it along with the carrots.