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Spiral Sliced Ham Question

Wtg2Retire Apr 15, 2011 07:43 AM

I have had spiral sliced ham many times and never like it. To me, it is just too dry and does not have a good ham flavor. That is why I have never bought one. Does anyone else feel this way?

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    joanied Apr 19, 2011 11:36 AM

    Has anyone heated a spiral ham in a slow cooker?

    1. srsone Apr 19, 2011 11:36 AM

      we had a honey baked ham for xmas...it was fine to me..and the leftovers the next few days were just as godd cold or warmed up...

      what brands have u tried and didnt like?

      1. byrd Apr 19, 2011 09:28 AM

        Hormel Cure 81® is pretty good. If you have a large buffet party a spiral ham serves its purpose as it just makes things easy for everyone to grab a slice and stick it on their plate.

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          laststandchili Apr 19, 2011 09:06 AM

          Good ones can be ok for the initial meal, but for me a ham is all about the leftovers, and most of the spiral sliced hams I've had make for dry and uninspired eating the next few days.

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            joanied Apr 19, 2011 09:00 AM

            COOKS ILLUSTRATED HIGHLY RECOMMENDS COOK'S HAM VS THE OTHERS

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              laredo Apr 19, 2011 09:02 AM

              I have misplaced this issue, joanied, and have been trying to find it for several weeks. Can you tell me what the issue's date is? I would like to refer to the slicing instructions. Thanks.

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                joanied Apr 19, 2011 11:29 AM

                NOV 2007 MY SUBSCRIPTION IS ONLINE

            2. HillJ Apr 15, 2011 07:53 AM

              Maybe it was the way the spiral ham was prepared or under prepared. Buffets and hotels have really given many a spiral ham a bad rap. Properly basted and cooked low & slow a spiral ham can be quite delicious.

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                rochfood Apr 15, 2011 07:47 AM

                Nope. I buy "Appleton" spiral hams at Aldi and they are very good. And cost effective at 1.49 / lb. The slices are tender.

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                  rjbh20 Apr 15, 2011 07:46 AM

                  In general, yes, though Stew Leonard's slices them on premise and they're not bad.

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