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Sliced Smoked Carver Ham on a cutting board with a knife.
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5 from 12 votes

Smoked Carver Ham

Meaty and with a sweet glaze, this Smoked Carver Ham is the perfect special holiday meat! Perfect for Easter feasts or whenever you need to feed a group, the lick of smoke transforms humble ham into a stunning showpiece.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham, smoked, smoked carver ham, smoked ham, smoker
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 634kcal
Author: Chef Jenn



  • 4 pound carver ham
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon `
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspsoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder


  • Take your ham out of the fridge about 2 hours before you put it on the smoker. Warming up a bit will reduce the time it is on the smoker and will keep it from drying out.
  • Preheat your smoker to 300-F as per the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, cinnamon, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cloves, and chipotle powder in a small pot. Cook it over low heat until bubbly and the sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly.
  • Cut a cross-hatch pattern into the top of the ham, with lines about 1-inch apart. You should cut through the fat and into the meat a little bit.
  • Place the ham in a smoker-safe container and spoon the glaze over the top of the ham.
  • Smoke the ham at 300-F for about 2 hours or until heated through.
  • Slice and serve with the extra glaze drizzled over the top!


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • I keep a stack of recyclable/disposable foil containers on hand for smokes like this, so I don't have to worry about smoke residue on my good dishes.
  • Like it spicy? Double the chipotle powder.
  • Cut slices as thin or thick as you like!
  • Save the leftovers for eggs Benedict, sandwiches, or just snacking.


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2739mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg