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NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY – April 15

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day - April 15

NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day is a food holiday observed annually on April 15.   This gourmet looking dish often found at a holiday feast, originated in the basement of Harry J. Hoenselaar.

In 1952, the Detroit, Michigan entrepreneur patented not only his spiral slicer but the ham glaze as well.  His innovative device made it possible for the entire bone-in ham to be sliced in one continuous and even spiral.  The result was not only perfect for baking and serving.  It was also a beautifully rendered main course.  Then in 1957, Hoenselaar founded HoneyBaked Ham.

Today, glazed spiral hams are available from a variety of sources as the patent expired in 1981, but we can thank Harry J. Hoenselaar for making them a possibility.

A traditional glazed ham is baked with a glaze consisting of sugar, honey or orange juice.  Spices to taste are often added.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy this mouth-watering Dijon Honey Glazed Ham recipe.

Use #GlazedSpiralHamDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The creator of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day was not found.

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