This is a tradition at Thanksgiving in the Grillin’ Fools Family – Grilled Ham Slathered in a Wine/Pineapple/Honey Glaze. It’s very simple to do as the ham is already cooked. The ham is like a blank canvas waiting for extra flavor from the glaze and smoke wood, whether you use this exact same recipe or come up with your own combo, I hope you use some variation of this method. I’ll hand this over to Tom to show you how we do it…
Grilled Ham Ingredients:
1 can crushed pineapple
1.5 cup brown sugar
.5 bottle white zinfendel or other sweet wine
.5 cup honey
2 tbsp dijon mustard
20 lb bone in super trim ham
***Editor’s Note ~ Before you mock the white zin, as was my first inclination, realize the goal is a sweet wine and a half bottle is used. Can’t get much sweeter or cheaper than white zin***
Take out the brown sugar and add more honey to make it paleo.
Combine all the wet ingredients:
Prepare grill for indirect grilling and med to med-low heat – approx 275 – 325 degrees. Place ham on grill, spoon glaze mixture over it, add smoke wood and close the lid. Peach wood is perfect for this with it’s light and subtle flavor. Any of the lighter fruit woods will work such as apple, apricot, or pear. A full run down on more than 50 different things to smoke meat and what they pair best with, can be found here.
Here are a couple closeups on the grilled ham with the topping. When the holiday ham first goes on the grill, it’s not all that appetizing:
Here is the ham on the grill next to a turkey on the Big Green Egg:
Cook the holiday ham approximately three to four hours, spooning additional glaze over the grilled ham every 30 minutes, adding extra fuel and smoke wood as needed.
Here’s the ham after a couple hours:
And here is the holiday ham ready to come off the grill:
***Editor’s Note ~ Feel free to scroll back up and look at at the two pictures of right after the glaze was applied to compare to this. Go ahead. I know you want to. I’ll wait***
This is Tom carving into this amazing holiday ham:
BTW, if you want to see how that turkey came out, here it was ready to come off the Big Green Egg:
And the breast being sliced. Juicy enough?
If you have any questions about the grilled holiday ham, feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email.
- 1 can crushed pineapple
- 1.5 cup brown sugar (remove this and add more honey to make it paleo)
- .5 bottle white zinfendel or other sweet wine
- .5 cup honey
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 20 lb bone in super trim ham
- Prepare the grill for two zone/indirect grilling with coals on one side and nothing on the other with a target internal temperature of the grill of 275-325
- Place the ham on the side with no heat and a chunk of smoke wood on the other
- Combine all the wet ingredients and slather it on after 30 minutes
- Keep basting with the wet ingredients every 30 minutes
- Smoke for 3-4 hours and serve