The smoked ham recipe from Gina and Patrick Neely receives many positive reviews from visitors on FoodNetwork.com. A sweet holiday glaze placed over the top of the finished ham makes a nice addition.
To make smoked ham, season a 10-pound cooked spiral ham with a dry rub made from paprika, sugar and onion powder. For maximum flavor, wrap the ham in plastic and place it in the refrigerator overnight before smoking it. Preheat a grill to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, using hickory chips or charcoal. Place the ham inside an aluminum roasting pan, and place it on the grill, allowing it to smoke for three hours. Remove the ham, and place it on a platter.
To make the sweet holiday glaze, place 2 sticks of salted butter, 1 cup of dark brown sugar, 1/2 cup of molasses and 1/4 cup of apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup bourbon and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Simmer and stir for 10 to 15 minutes or until it becomes syrupy. Pour the glaze over the ham while both are still warm, and serve immediately. A bone-in or larger ham can be used for this recipe; just add approximately one hour to the cooking time.