Riesling-Cranberry Glazed Spiral Ham

A sweet and tangy glaze made from Riesling and cranberries is the perfect companion for your holiday ham this year.  This spiral ham is easy and fuss-free, and is excellent paired with the same Riesling you used to make it!

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Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by CuttingBoard.com.  I received a cutting board to review in this post as compensation.

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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to choose a cutting board to use for this post and I received the 18 x 12 Maple Cutting Board with Grips from John Boos.  I’ve always been a fan of Boos Blocks because of their high quality and durability.  What I loved about this one in particular was the size and the fact that it could double as a serving platter!  Perfect for the upcoming holidays, ham….prime rib….tenderloin roast…it’s all happening this year.  And bonus, is the fact that it’s reversible so you can use one side as a work space and not worry that it’s going to look a little worn and the other side can be used to serve.  This also doubles as a fabulous cheese board…..an epically sized cheese board.

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The size of the Maple Cutting Board is ginormous….did I mention that?  Large enough to hold an elephant….or a 9 pound spiral ham.  One that’s coated in an easy to make, super tart, slightly sweet riesling-cranberry glaze.  Beautiful enough to be the centerpiece on any holiday table….skip the Pinterest-y homemade centerpiece with pine cones and bird feathers.  This Riesling-Cranberry Glazed Spiral Ham will have your guests gasping….and drooling.  And the leftovers are divine….seriously.

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Riesling-Cranberry Glazed Spiral Ham

This easy to make Spiral Ham is drenched in a cranberry riesling glaze that's sweet and tart. Fantastic with the saltiness of the ham.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course brunch, Dinner
Cuisine American, christmas, easter, holiday
Servings 16
Calories 592 kcal


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup Riesling
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 8-10 pound spiral sliced ham


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place the ham in a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes per pound uncovered.
  • While the ham bakes, add the cranberries, riesling, sugar and honey to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the cranberries start to burst and break down. Stir in the mustard and orange zest and allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes over low heat until all the cranberries have broken down. Allow to cool slightly and then pour the mixture into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • When 30 minutes remains in the cooking time, brush the glaze on the ham and in between the slices using a pastry or basting brush. Finish cooking the ham and serve immediately.


Serving: 0gCalories: 592kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 49gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 2704mgPotassium: 661mgFiber: 0gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2.1mg
Keyword christmas, make ahead
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22 comments on “Riesling-Cranberry Glazed Spiral Ham”

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous ham…a show-stopper! The glaze sounds fantastic! I actually have that same board and use it all the time! I once cooked with one of the chefs from Top Chef in their restaurant and they gave it to me as a gift, love it!

  2. I have already pinned the ham recipe. I’m intrigued by the combination of a crisp Riesling and tart cranberries. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Oooooh look at that perfect color! That is one gorgeous ham!

  4. Love this recipe and those boards are all beautiful….

  5. What a gorgeous ham – and that cutting board is quite nice too!

  6. I love good, sturdy cutting boards, and these ones are so pretty. And that ham…I could pick at that all day long!

  7. The glaze sounds sweet and delicious! I love a beautifully glazed ham for Christmas dinner.

  8. I love a nice big, beautiful cutting board in the kitchen. I’ve got a few secretly stashed away for photo shoots too. And, the ham looks fantatic!

  9. I love pretty cute boards, and delicious hams! And this ham looks too good!

  10. the John Boos Maple Cutting Board With Reversible Grips

  11. Now this looks amazing!! I can not wait to put this on a meal plan one of these weeks. Gorgous!

  12. Boos boards are my favorite just gorgeous (just like that ham!)

  13. ‘Tis the season for ham! I really want to add a Boos board to my collection. It would be perfect on my counter.

  14. Such pretty cutting boards! I swear that I gasped aloud at the sight of your spiral ham. Perfection!

  15. I would love to win every single one of those cutting boards, they are all gorgeous!

  16. I LOVE this glaze on the ham – it looks delicious – perfect for the holidays!

  17. What a beautiful ham! I can’t wait to make ours.

  18. This ham is gorgeous! I will be making it for a special dinner I have coming up.

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