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Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe

Smoked Ham is one Christmas tradition that I love. It’s always served at our Christmas feast, and the left overs make for delicious Ham sandwiches days after the dinner. We even save the ham bones for New Years where it’s used to flavor a big pot of Turnip Greens and the Black Eyed Peas. If you’ve never had the pot liquor off a pot of Ham-bone-infused Turnip Greens then you ain’t living!!



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Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe


  • 810lb Spiral Sliced Ham
  • 8oz Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce by Blues Hog
  • 8oz Apple Jelly


  1. Preheat Drum Smoker or any indirect bbq smoker or grill to 275 degrees. Add chunks of cherry wood to hot coals for smoke flavor.
  2. Remove the ham from packaging and place on a half size wire cooling rack.
  3. Place ham on pit and smoke for 2 hours.
  4. In a small sauce pan over medium heat add apple jelly. Cook the jelly until it turns into a liquid stirring often. Add the raspberry chipotle sauce and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.
  5. Apply the glaze over the ham using a basting brush. Continue to cook for 30 minutes or until glaze sets.
  6. Remove the ham from the smoker and rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Cooking that Christmas Ham is always my job, and you know I fire up the smoker for this task. This year I’m serving a double smoked, spiral sliced ham covered in a Raspberry Chipotle glaze. The recipe is super simple and it’s guaranteed to be a huge hit at your Christmas gathering.

Spiral Sliced Ham

All you need is a spiral cut ham from the grocery store. It doesn’t have to be fancy; this time of year you can find them on sale for around $2 per pound just about every where. This ham is already fully smoked, so all I’m doing is warming it up in a smoked environment. That’s where the “double smoked” part comes into play. The directions on the ham say to prepare it in the oven but trust me, it’s so much better on the smoker.

Take the ham out of the package and place it on a half size wire rack – I call them Chicken Racks because we use them for glazing competition chicken. Fire up your smoker and bring the temperature to 275 degrees. Any pit can be used for this one I went with my Gateway Drum using Royal Oak briquettes for fuel. You’ll want to add some additional wood for smoke flavor but keep it light. Fruit wood works great here, so I went with a couple chunks of Cherry wood from

Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham

Once the pit is up to temp just sit the ham – rack and all – on the center of the cooking grate. Let it roll in the smoke for 2 hours until the outside develops a nice dark brown color.

Raspberry Chipotle Glaze

While it’s cooking make the glaze. In a small pot over medium heat add 1 cup of Apple Jelly. Stir it over the heat until it melts. The Raspberry Chipotle Sauce is a brand new barbecue flavor from our friends at Blues Hog and it’s excellent on pork. Mix in 1 cup of the Raspberry Chipotle and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer and hold it on warm until ready to glaze.

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham

Once the ham has cooked for 2 hours, apply the glaze over the top using a basting brush. Continue to cook until the glaze sets and the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. Remove the ham from the pit and rest it for a few minutes before serving.

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe

The serving part is simple with this ham because it’s pre-sliced. Take a sharp boning knife and follow the seams on the ham. This will separate it into perfect serving sizes and all you have to do is arrange it on a platter.

Sliced Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham

Don’t forget to save the bone for New Years! Merry Christmas!!

Malcom Reed
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36 responses to “Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe”

  1. Teresa Delucchi says:

    What can you sub for chipotle

  2. Gary says:

    Always looking for new recipes.

  3. Bill says:

    Do you have a recipe for a fresh ham, uncooked.

    • Wes says:

      I did my 1st ham after watching Vivian Howard “a chef life “she had an episode on fresh ham.
      Mine came out a little too salty but no one got sick.
      Hi bought a whole but on sale at the grocery store for $9

  4. Steve says:

    Malcom! Going to try this for Christmas! sounds wonderful! And easy! You have always pointed me in the right direction! I have never disappointed!

  5. Cole says:

    Looks amazing – can’t wait to try this out for Christmas Eve dinner this year. What sides would you recommend?

  6. Peter says:

    I was going to use my pellet grill to smoke this ham. It only goes in spreads from 250-300 degrees. How long should I let it roll in smoke when its at 250?

    Also I love everything you have done so far, new subscriber but I have bought all your rubs and sauces and thought let me give your friends a try at blue hogs!

  7. Tim says:

    I plan on cooking 2, 10 lb hams for christmas. This recipe calls for 225° and your brown sugar holiday ham calls for 275°. Would it be better to cook them both at the lower or the higher temp?

  8. Michael says:

    Malcom, recipe for Smoked Mac n Cheese casserole?

  9. Justin says:

    I got the wrong sauce from Blues Hog…
    What are your thoughts on using a Hawaiian style bbq sauce as a substitute on this recipe?

  10. Chris says:

    Does Walmart carry the blues hog sauce?

  11. Wade Hirschi says:

    We made this for Thanksgiving. It was great! We didn’t have time to order chipotle raspberry bbq sauce. So, we found a recipe online and made our own.

  12. Bert E Richter says:

    We fired up the Hunsaker on New Years Day 2020 , and followed your recipe to a tee . The whole
    family was impressed with the ham and they all agreed the flavour was awesome . We will definitely make another .

    Thank You

  13. Bert Richter says:

    On New Years Day 2020 , We fired up the Hunsaker and smoked the ham . We followed your
    recipe to a tee . Everybody was impressed , we all agreed the flavour was awesome . We will
    definitely make it again .

    Thank You .

  14. Walter Sokolowski says:

    Thanks Malcom ! Just ordered some gloves, racks , and that Valentines pkg on the knives ! Wanted you to know I made those chicken thighs, jalapeño cream cheese and bacon wrapped and put those in the pan they came out fantastic on my RT 700 Bull ! Waiting for a pkg sale on a few Rubs !

  15. Jim Ernst says:

    Hello Malcom,

    When looking for a smoked ham for this recipe I am finding hams that have been smoked in hickory and mesquite. Which one would taste better with the glaze? Also bone in or no?

  16. Randy says:

    Came out delicious! Instead of raspberry chipoltle, we used apple habenero bbq sauce,with the reduced apple jelly. Sweet and savory, absolutely perfect! Thanks Malcolm for another great recipe.

  17. Ray Weiland says:

    Hi Malcom!! I smoked a Costco Sprial Ham on my Cookshack Smoker this past Thursday (T-Giving Day) using your recipe. WOW…it was the hit of the party! Everyone commented on how good it was. The only change I had to make was I couldn’t get the Blues Hog sauce in time so I used a Raspberry/Chipolte sauce also from Costco. Still tasted great! I also basted the ham 2x. The key is to make sure the ham doesn’t go over 140 F. Thanks again & I will go to this recipe often!

  18. David Vaughn says:

    Used your recipe for Raspberry Chipotle ham for Christmas dinner, sure it will be a hit. Thanks

  19. I used this approach for Easter 2021. I couldn’t source the Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce by Blues Hog locally (Portland Oregon), and substituted Kelly’s Marionberry Habanero Jelly. A Marionberry is an indigenous blackberry to Oregon. The combination was amazing, and even won praise from my guests that had claimed not to be so fond of ham! Thank you for sharing your recipes and skills!

  20. Donna Williams says:

    Oh my, Malcolm this is the best ham I’ve ever made! I’m glad I visited your store last week and bought the sauce and of course more items too! Thank you!!

  21. Why apple jelly? Would it change much if i used rasberry jelly instead? Big fan of your videos…keep it up

  22. Matt says:

    Best holiday ham flavor

  23. Jay Turner says:

    This was the best smoked ham I have ever done. It was excellent. Thanks for a great recipe.

  24. Chris M. says:

    As always, Malcom you make it awesome and explain it to be simple. Best ham ever for our Easter.

  25. John Turner says:

    Made this for Easter. Best smoked ham I have ever done. Thanks for a great recipe.

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