Apple Cider & Maple Glazed Ham

Cook Time

190 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

135 mins


10 - 14


1 1/2 cups Apple Cider

3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar

2 tbsp Unsalted Butter

¼ tsp Chili Powder

2 tsp Cornstarch

3 tbsp Dijon Mustard

½ tsp Ground Cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

Large cast iron skillet

1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup

2 tsp Pit Boss Tennessee Apple Butter Rub

1 Spiral-Sliced Ham, Bone-in

¼ tsp Thyme, Dried

3 tbsp Yellow Mustard

Cooking Instructions

Serve up this epic Apple Cider & Maple Glazed Ham at your next gathering and watch how quickly it disappears. We packed in all the best flavors of fall to make a sticky, sweet and tangy glaze with a hint of spice, then smothered it over a bone-in spiral ham. The glaze seeps into all the layers, picking up mouthwatering hardwood smoke flavors as it caramelizes on your Pit Boss Pellet Grill.

How to Make the Apple Cider & Maple Glaze for the Ham

  • Make sure your pellet grill is preheated to 400°F
  • Place a cast iron skillet on the grill and add apple cider, maple syrup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon and yellow mustard, cornstarch, Pit Boss Tennessee Apple Butter Rub, cinnamon, cloves, thyme and chili powder to the pan. Whisk and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce grill temperature to 300° F and allow the mixture to simmer, stirring every 5 minutes, until thickened and reduced, approximately 15-20 minutes. Add butter to reduction and whisk until melted. Remove from grill (glaze will thicken as it stands).

Best Wood Pellets for Smoking Ham

We recommend using Apple Hardwood Pellets for this recipe as it will help enhance the sweet flavors from the glaze.

  1. Remove ham from refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
  2. Fire up your Pit Boss grill and preheat to 300° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set heat to medium-high heat.
  3. Create a bed of foil in the bottom of a large cast iron pan, making sure to have enough to seal entire ham. Set ham inside foil and add one cup of water to the bottom of pan. Pour some glaze (about ⅓ of mixture) over ham, making sure to coat in between slices. Wrap ham tightly in foil and grill for 2 hours.
  4. Remove ham from grill and increase temperature to 400° F. Carefully unfold foil to expose ham and pour an additional ⅓ of glaze over ham. Leave ham exposed and grill for 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown and caramelized.
  5. Remove ham from grill and carefully remove foil from underneath ham, so that ham is directly sitting on cast iron. Return to grill, brush with more glaze, and grill another 15 minutes. Remove ham from grill, let rest for 15 minutes, then carve and serve with remaining glaze.

Special Tools

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Basting Brush
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Whisk

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

Be sure to use a spiral sliced ham. It’s easier to cut and will save you some time when its ready to serve.

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