Our Traeger smoked ham is as tasty as it is beautiful! The ham is covered in pineapple rings and basted with a sweet and savory pineapple glaze. The Traeger grill (or similar wood-pellet grill) infuses a delicious smoke flavor into the meat, giving you a tender and juicy twice smoked ham!
Pineapple glaze – 2-½ cups pineapple juice, reserved from cans of pineapple – 2-½ cups packed brown sugar – 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard – 2 tablespoons soy sauce – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon cloves – 3 tablespoons butter For the ham – 8 to 10 pound ham – ¼ cup whole cloves (optional) – 3 cans (20 ounces) pineapple slices (save the juices)
The first thing is to preheat your pellet smoker. In a sauce pan, combine the ingredients for the pineapple glaze. Simmer the mixture to reduce it a bit then stir in the butter. Set the glaze aside while you prep the meat
Place the ham in a baking pan or sheet pan and cover it with the pineapple slices, using toothpicks to hold them into place.
Use a basting brush to baste the top of the ham with the glaze. The glaze will soak into the pineapple slices and seep down into the slits of the ham.
Transfer to your Traeger grill and smoke, basting every 30 minutes with the glaze. Remove the pineapple rings 20 minutes before the ham is done
Increase the heat to 450°F. Glaze the ham and cook breifly at the higher temperature for the glaze to caramelize.
– This easy Traeger smoked ham recipe is especially great for spiral hams. The pineapple slices will insulate the ham and help prevent it from drying out, which is extra easy to do with a spiral cut ham.