Traeger Smoked Ham - Easy glazed double-smoked ham recipe (2024)

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My Traeger Smoked Ham is going to feed your whole family for days and be the star of your Easter or Christmas table. The easy maple glaze goes on at the end, and this simple ham recipe is double-smoked to bring out all the best flavor of your favorite cut of pork.

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Traeger Double Smoked Ham

My easy Traeger Smoked Ham Recipe is glazed with a delicious maple champagne glaze and smokes right on your wood-pellet grill for a tender, juicy, double-smoked ham that your entire family will enjoy.

How to smoke a ham

Most of the hams you will buy in the major groceries stores are going to be pre-cooked, pre-smoked hams. They are typically the kind that say you can slice and serve them immediately, and they are also known as “City Hams”.

Since these hams are already fully cooked and smoked, all you really need to do is re-heat the ham in order to serve it. We do it slowly and on a Traeger wood-pellet grill so it can pick up even more rich smokey flavors, and stay tender and juicy until it is time to slice and serve.

The maple champagne glaze makes things just a little sweet and is the perfect sauce to serve alongside the ham once it is heated through and sliced.

Since the hams we’d be using are already smoked once during the cooking process, what we are making here is actually a double-smoked ham.

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Traeger Double-Smoked Ham shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • bone-in pre-cooked ham
  • maple syrup (the real stuff)
  • brown sugar
  • Dijon mustard
  • prosecco or hard apple cider

Try our Traeger Scalloped Potatoes with this ham!

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How to make a Traeger Smoked Ham

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

1

Preheat

We’re shooting for 325°F for this recipe.

2

Score and grill

Score the outside of the ham in a checkerboard pattern. Put it into a grill pan and let it cook for an hour.

3

Glaze

Make the glaze. Brush the prepared glaze onto the ham every 20-30 minutes. Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 135°F.

5

Enjoy

Remove from the grill and let rest, tented, for 10-15 minutes. Slice and enjoy.

Try our Traeger Au Gratin Potatoes too!

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How long should you smoke a ham?

How long you need to cook smoked ham on a bbq depends first on what type of ham you are cooking. If you are cooking a fresh or country ham,these directions won’t apply.

To double-smoke a city ham, just start your smoker or pellet-grill and place your ham on it. I like to cook mine in a pan with about a cup of cooking liquid inside. I used prosecco, but have also used hard cider and regular apple juice as well, very successfully.

You’ll love our Smoked Pineapple Glazed Ham too!

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What side dishes go with twice-smoked ham?

My classic smoked scalloped potatoes are the perfect side for this easy double-smoked ham recipe. I’d also suggest some corncakes and a crisp green salad with Greek Freak Salad Dressing. Also, these grilled funeral potatoes. Oh.My.Goshhhhh.If you want traditional Au Gratin potatoes, we make those too!

Or try one of the sides below!

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What can I make with leftover smoked ham?

Make some scalloped potato and ham casserole, whip up a ham and egg breakfast bake, or chop it up and use it as a topping on my Three-Meat Pizza.

It is also really great sliced and served with fresh milk rolls.

Check out all of our recipes using ham here!

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What about dessert?

I have lots of options for you for your Easter dessert table! One of my personal favorites is my Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Pie. It is no-bake and extraordinary. You can make it with any kind of fruit or fruit topping you’d like, too.

Another great option if you want to do some baking are my Ovaltine Cupcakes. This is my favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipe!

Love cheesecake, but don’t want the no-bake variety? Did you know you can make the most PERFECT cheesecake in an Instant Pot? Look.at.this. Strawberry Instant Pot Cheesecake!

It has a strawberry sour cream sauce on top and then HEAPS of fresh sliced strawberries too.

Also, you can’t neglect my Traeger Apple Crisp. You already have the T fired up for your ham, so why not do double duty and have this awesome apple crisp ready to throw on once the ham comes off?

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Reader Reviews!

Made this with our leftover prime rib bones & meat. Best beef barley soup I have ever had/ made!! The flavor is wonderful and it comes together quickly if you have the bone broth made ahead of time. I will be making this again and again! Love, love love!

– Sheri G
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“Amazing!”

– Trisha from Pinterest
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“Delicious ham!”

– Laura from Pinterest
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“This was part way through the smoking process and it was amazing!!”

– Michelle Egan from Pinterest
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“I basted mine every 30 minutes, it came out amazing. I also used Hard Apple Cider with mine, it was amazing.”

– Karen Martin from Pinterest
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“So delicious!”

– Shelly from Pinterest
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“Would def make again. Everyone was a fan!”

– Megan R from Pinterest

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  • French Onion Soup (on the smoker)
  • Smoked Beef Ribs
  • Birria Tacos
  • Shrimp Yakisoba
  • Grape Jelly Meatballs on the smoker
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
  • Hanger Steak
  • Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry
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Yield: 12 servings

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Delicious double-smoked and maple-glazed ham is a super simple pellet-grill recipe that is one of my favorite ways to enjoy ham!

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes

Total Time2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large bone-in pre-cooked ham

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup prosecco or hard apple cider

Instructions

  1. Fire up your grill according to manufacturer directions, and preheat to 325°.
  2. Score the top of your ham in a cross-cross pattern, and place into a large baking pan that has been lined with foil.
  3. Place the pan, uncovered, into the preheated grill, and cook for 1 hour.
  4. While the ham is cooking, combine all of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, and simmer until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. After the ham has been on the Traeger for an hour, brush it liberally with about half of the glaze.
  6. Cook for an additional 30 minutes, and then brush with glaze again. Cook another 15-20 minutes, or until the ham reaches at least 135°.
  7. Turn the grill down to 200-220°F and smoke the ham for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve with any remaining glaze that didn't get painted onto the ham.

Notes

  • You can substitute apple juice or apple cider for the prosecco if you don't have any.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 139Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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FAQs

How to cook a pre-smoked ham on a Traeger? ›

Instructions
  1. Heat the Traeger to 350F.
  2. Place the ham in a foil pan along with about 1/4-1/2in apple cider and cover.
  3. Heat until the internal temp reaches 140F and remove from Smoker.
  4. Turn up the heat to 400F.
  5. While the smoker preheats, prepare glaze and cover Ham.

Do you glaze a ham before or after smoking? ›

About 20 minutes prior to the end of cooking time, begin glazing the ham but applying it with a silicon brush. Continue to glaze every 5 minutes until the ham is done. The ham is ready when a thermometer reads an internal temperature of 135-140f.

Is a double smoked ham already cooked? ›

Your double-smoked ham is fully cooked and may be eaten either warm or cold. Take the chill off the ham by allowing it to set at room temperature for a good 60 minutes prior to heating.

Can I glaze a double smoked ham? ›

My Twice Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze is a backyard twist on that holiday classic. An extra kiss of hardwood smoke adds so much flavor to a spiral cut ham and the glaze is almost like a sweet and savory shiny candy coating to tie everything together!

Should you glaze a double smoked ham? ›

Double Smoked Ham is the perfect way to elevate your store-bought holiday ham. The smoker cooks the meat at a low temperature, leaving it juicy, moist, and infused with an extra kiss of hardwood smoke. The final touch is a brown sugar glaze which adds a layer of sweetness and a bit of tang.

How do you cook a smoked ham on a pellet smoker? ›

Place the ham on a foil-lined cooking tray, set it on the smoker rack and close the smoker. Check the ham with a meat thermometer approximately once per hour; you're done when it hits 175ºF. Most hams will take approximately four to six hours to get there — and, along the way, they'll acquire that taste you're craving!

How long to smoke a ham on a Traeger pellet grill? ›

Insert a leave-in thermometer into the center of the ham, avoiding the bone. Place the ham cut-side down directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 90 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce, and pineapple juice.

How long to cook a pre-cooked ham on a pellet grill? ›

Place a temperature probe inside your unglazed ham, and then put both inside your pellet grill. Close the lid. Smoke your unglazed ham until the internal temperature reaches 130°F to 135°F, about 1-2 hours or 10 minutes per pound of ham.

When should I put my glaze on my ham? ›

The glaze should not be applied until the final hour to 30 minutes, in order to avoid burning the sugars. What you're going to do with the glaze ingredients is just combine most of them into a paste, and then apply it to the ham. After that, the heat in your oven will take care of everything.

How do you get glaze to stick to ham? ›

Basting – As the brown sugar ham glaze cools, it thickens so it sticks better to the ham as you baste during the cook time. 7. Internal temp – Ham is already cooked and ready for eating, so glazed hams are really about extra flavour + glazing.

Does smoked ham need to be glazed? ›

Glazing a ham is not necessary, but it does add an extra layer of flavor, usually sweet, and a lovely shine. If you plan to glaze your ham, do it during the last half hour or so of cooking, when the ham has reached about 130°F.

Should I glaze smoked ham? ›

Because most hams sold at grocery stores are smoked and fully cooked, they only require heating before eating. However, glazing a ham adds that special final touch if you want to wow your crowd with extra flavor and texture.

Can I glaze an already cooked ham? ›

Remember, the ham is already cooked, so all we're doing here is warming it back up again with the glaze. Use a meat thermometer and warm it to 110°F to 120°F. To finish, baste the ham with its juices and put it under the broiler to brown the skin.

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