Glazed Double Smoked Ham for Easter on the Traeger Ironwood XL: Simple, Quick, Elegant!

Glazed Ham for Easter on the Traeger Ironwood XL: Simple, Quick, Elegant!

Are you looking for a great last-minute honey glazed ham? If so, you’ll want to give my Glazed Ham for Easter a shot! It comes together in under 4 hours and tastes like you spent a whole day cooking. With just four ingredients, this glazed ham recipe is as simple as it gets. 

This is a great, elegant recipe for Easter, but you can also pull it out at Christmas, Thanksgiving, or whenever the mood strikes. It’s versatile and easily customizable to fit your best-loved seasonings and binders. Give it a shot! You never know; this ham may just become your new favorite recipe. 

Glazed Easter Ham | Heath Riles BBQ

One of the best parts about cooking ham is the leftovers. Glazed Easter Ham is great on its own, but you can also dice any extra pieces for omelets, quiche, burritos, soup, and more. Many people make 2-3 hams at once for this exact reason, especially when cooking for a crowd of carnivores. 

Without further ado, here’s how to make a Glazed Ham for Easter.

The Ingredients

With just four ingredients, you’ll be in ham heaven. Be sure to customize this list to fit your favorite seasonings, binders, and glazes. Here’s what you need to add to your shopping cart. 

  • Ham. This is a “choose your own adventure” ingredient. Spiral, bone-in, or even halved hams work in this recipe. If you watch the video, you’ll see the end result of each one. 
  • Mustard. A little Dijon mustard goes a long way. I love the bit of twang it gives the meat. Choose a smooth variety for the best results. 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Honey Rub. I created this rub because I wanted honey flavor without the char you get with the real deal. Add a dash of this seasoning blend to chicken, steak, pork, beef, and seafood. 
    • Heath Riles BBQ Honey Habanero Brown Sugar Glaze. If you want a showstopping ham, top it with my new glazes. This glaze adds a glossy finish to ribs, roasts, and more! I can’t tell you how to glaze a ham, but this is what always works for me.

    The Smoker Setup

    Here’s the main equipment I used for this recipe. More of my grilling favorites are in the Equipment and Tools section. 

    • Pellet grill/smoker. I cooked this Easter Ham on the Traeger Ironwood XL. This pit is incredible because you can use it to grill or smoke. The Traeger Ironwood XL has many excellent features, like a pellet sensor, a super smoke button, and easy transportation. 

    If you cook large quantities of food, you can’t go wrong with the Traeger Ironwood XL. It’s roomy without taking up your entire patio, and it’s ultra-durable, lasting for years!

    • Charcoal. I stoked the pit with Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets. I love this brand because you get clean smoke with no fillers. It gives the steak a rich, deep flavor that tastes authentic. This charcoal burns hot and fast! 

    The Process for Making a Glazed Easter Ham

    You’ll find a detailed demonstration of this recipe within the video and recipe card. For now, here’s a quick rundown of how I pulled this honey glazed ham together. 

    • Fire up the pit. I stoked the Traeger Ironwood XL with Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets and fired it up to 300℉.
    • Prep the meat. The first thing I did was trim the ham. This step will vary based on what type of ham you use. Be sure to watch the video for a fantastic visual example. One thing you’ll do no matter what is score your meat so the ham glaze can seep deep inside. 
    • Add binder and seasoning. I drizzled a layer of mustard over the ham, followed by a base coat of Heath Riles BBQ Honey Rub.
    • Start cooking. I set the ham on a foil-lined baking tray, closed the Traeger Ironwood XL, and let the meat cook until it reached 120℉. This took my ham about 2 hours. Remember, if your ham differs in size, you could have a longer or shorter cooking time. 
    • Add glaze. To finish the Glazed Easter Ham, I brushed on a thick coat of Heath Riles BBQ Honey Habanero Brown Sugar Glaze, which is the best ham glaze, in my opinion. I shut the lid to the grill and let the meat go until it reached 140℉. The only thing left was to allow the meat to rest before digging in! 

    The Results

    The honey glazed ham came off the grill looking pretty as a picture. This is such an easy recipe, yet it tastes gourmet. Scoring the meat was the right move, as it allowed the seasonings to infuse each bite. I know you’ll love this glazed ham as much as I do! 

    Serving Suggestions for Glazed Ham

    This Glazed Ham for Easter would go great with your favorite side dishes and one of my favorite desserts… here are the details. 

    • Smoked Pecan Pie. My Smoked Pecan Pie is a work of art. The filling is made entirely from scratch, and every bite is infused with smokey goodness. Some people make a smoked pecan pie by cooking the nuts beforehand, but I kept it simple by smoking the entire dessert. The result is a sweet, sticky treat with BBQ flair. Serve this pecan pie on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just because. It’s bound to be a hit with friends and family!

    Storing Leftovers

    You can store your leftover honey glazed ham in the fridge for four days or freeze it for up to four months. 

    Equipment and Tools

    Traeger Ironwood XL, Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets, disposable cutting board, ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE, ChefAlarm, wire cooling rack, ThermoWorks Hi-Temp Silicone Brush, heavy-duty aluminum pan.
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