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Maple Glazed Ham with Cranberries and Sweet Potatoes

November 30, 2016
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield.

This Maple Glazed Ham with Cranberries and Sweet Potatoes is a great recipe that combines all the best flavors of the season and a great idea to use leftover slices of your holiday ham! 

Maple Glazed Ham

You know it's the holidays around the house when you smell the ham baking in the oven. It just has that aroma of "special occasion" food that immediately brings me back to Christmas dinners around our dining room table in my childhood home. I want to give you a warning though - this recipe is so easy, you're going to want to serve it to your family year-round!

I can remember Christmas dinner as a kid, all dressed up with black Mary Jane shoes, tights, and red plaid dresses. My mom would put ribbons in our hair and, most years, my sister and I were dressed alike. Of course on Christmas morning we'd be in our pajamas, but as soon as lunch time came around, we'd do our hair and put on our dresses, just for the family to come over for dinner. I loved getting all dressed up and as I grew up, I looked forward to doing the same with my own kids!

Maple Syrup Ham Glaze

And then God decided to bless me with three boys, and that idea proceeded to go right out the window - ha! There was one year that Silas loved wearing ties to church every week, but that was fleeting. Now I'm just happy they have their faces wiped and all wearing clean pants before we venture over to my Mom's house to exchange presents with the rest of the family on Christmas day. I can't blame it all on them though - having three coordinating kid outfits is pretty stressful! And honestly, the boys couldn't care in the least.

As far as the holiday dinner is concerned, you don’t need to look any further than the Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham – it’s the perfect centerpiece to your table and is available in a variety of glaze flavors, so it’s so simple to prepare. You can even cook sweet potatoes and cranberries right along with the ham in one roasting pan!

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Maple Glazed Ham with Cranberries and Sweet Potatoes

A maple glaze for ham with cranberries and sweet potatoes baked together in a roasting pan for a holiday dinner.



  1. Place ham slices flat side down in a roasting pan; set aside glaze packet.
  2. Peel and quarter sweet potatoes and place in pan around ham. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per each pound of ham.
  3. Remove from oven and remove foil from pan. Sprinkle sweetened dried cranberries over sweet potatoes.
  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together contents of glaze packet and maple syrup. Drizzle evenly over ham and sweet potatoes. Allow to rest 5 minutes.
  5. Remove ham slices and sweet potatoes to a serving platter and serve while hot. 
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Maple Syrup Ham Glaze Recipe

This ham is absolutely fabulous! And that amazing maple syrup glaze on both the ham and sweet potatoes is irresistable!

Maple Syrup Ham Glaze with Sweet Potatoes

In our family, it's impossible to have a family holiday dinner without Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham at the center of the table. The are endless leftover ideas for this delicious ham - from soups, sandwiches, and more, Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham can be used for easy, savory dishes the whole family will enjoy. I love using sliced ham leftovers to pack lunches for my husband and kids through the week with nice freshly sliced cheese, tomato, lettuce, and their favorite condiments - pesto is mine! I also like to cube the ham and add it to broth, beans, carrots, and a few cups of spinach with seasonings to taste, and let it cook away in the slow cooker for a great and easy weeknight soup. So many wonderful leftover ideas! They are available at grocery stores nationwide, as well. For more recipes and meal inspiration, visit or - I've found so many more recipes I can't wait to try!

Maple Syrup Glaze for Ham

What is your favorite leftover recipe for your holiday ham? Leave your ideas in the comment section below, I'd love to hear from you!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield.
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