Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham

Last Updated on November 18, 2019

Even though Aldi is a low-inventory grocery store, during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter seasons it carries everything you need to make a top-notch holiday meal. That includes stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, fixings for green bean casserole, and an array of pies and other desserts. Aldi also sells several brands of whole turkeys (including name brands such as Butterball and Honeysuckle) and ducks, and it sells a variety of hams ranging from whole to boneless to spiral cut.

Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham

My family’s favorite type of ham is Aldi’s Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham. It’s easy to serve because it’s pre-sliced, and we like the sweet glaze it comes with. This ham is bone-in, and I prefer a ham with a bone so I can make soup later.

The Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham cost $2.15 per pound at the time of publication. The ham I purchased weighed 13.26 pounds and cost $28.51. It’s usually sold as a Seasonal Favorite, meaning it’s in stores for longer than an ALDI Find (Special Buy), but it’s not sold year round.

One serving size is 3 ounces (84 grams) and contains 160 calories, with 70 calories from fat, along with 8 grams of total fat (12% of your daily value), 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 40 mg of cholesterol (13% DV), 590 mg of sodium (25% DV), 8 grams of total carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugars, and 14 grams of protein.

Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham

Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

The ham is cured with water and 2% or less of the following: dextrose, salt, potassium lactate sodium diacetate, corn syrup, sodium phosphate, brown sugar, sodium erythorbate, and sodium nitrite. The ham also is pre-glazed with brown sugar, water, fructose, gelatin, spices, and maltodextrin. The brown sugar glaze packet contains brown sugar, fructose, molasses, maltodextrin, and spices.

The ham is fully cooked and should be kept refrigerated until ready to heat.

Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham

Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham ingredients and heating instructions. (Click to enlarge.)

To heat the ham, remove all packaging material from the ham. Place the ham in a pan. It is pre-glazed, so carefully spread the glaze evenly over the ham’s surface. Cover the ham tightly with aluminum foil and warm at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes per pound. Do not overheat.

Approximately 30 minutes before the end of the cooking cycle, prepare the brown sugar glaze. Empty the contents of the glaze packet into a small saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of warm water and mix. Heat the glaze mixture on high, stirring constantly until the glaze begins to boil. Remove immediately from the heat.

Alternatively, the package gives instructions for making the glaze in the microwave, and if you go this route, you should use a deep microwave-safe bowl as the glaze will bubble up. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the dry glaze and mix well. Heat on medium high power for 45 seconds and stir. Continue heating on medium high power for 30 seconds or until the glaze boils for several seconds.

After the glaze is prepared, remove the ham from the oven and use a basting brush to evenly spread the prepared brown sugar glaze on the ham’s surface and between the slices. For a thicker coating, allow the glaze to cool 2 to 3 minutes before applying to the ham. Return the glazed ham to the oven and bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove the glazed ham from the oven and serve.

When serving, cut the ham along the bone to allow uniform slices to simply peel off.

This ham is always well received when I serve it during family gatherings. It’s tender and flavorful, and it doesn’t seem to be any fattier than other name-brand hams I’ve purchased in the past. There’s always plenty of meat to serve a crowd, and it makes great leftovers for sandwiches or soup. I freeze some of the leftovers and the bone for later meals, and we’ve never been disappointed.

The Verdict:

Aldi’s Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham is an excellent centerpiece for a holiday meal or other special dinner. It’s tender, flavorful, and meaty. Highly recommended.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

27 Comments

  1. Where are hogs for Appleton farms ham & bacon products raised & also processed?

    • That’s a great question. I recently reached out to Aldi with a similar question about their Never Any Turkeys, and they told me most of their products are made in the U.S. and that products made outside the U.S. have their country of origin printed on the packaging, and that products with no listed country of origin are from the U.S. This ham does not list any other countries on the packaging, so I’m assuming it’s from the U.S., but at this time Aldi does not appear to offer more specifics about where their meat comes from if you’re looking for, say, a specific region, state, or farm. It would be nice if they offered that information on the packaging, though. You can read their full response to my question about the origin of the turkey at this link: https://www.aldireviewer.com/never-any-young-turkey/

  2. I was very disappointed with my spiral sliced ham. It was only sliced about a third of the way into the ham. It was very grizzly and took a lot to get the meat off the bone

  3. I watch my sodium & was happy when I saw how (relatively) low the sodium content is for this ham. However, the next time at Aldi’s I was disappointed to see the sodium was 1040 mg. per serving, for this ham, not 590. And it was this ham, so I don’t know what the deal is.

  4. What is the final temperature of a fully cooked Appleton Farms Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham?

    • The ham is already fully cooked, so you’re only reheating it. I prefer to heat the ham according to the package directions, but I also know plenty of people who serve the ham cold straight from the refrigerator. Keep in mind that you still need to follow food safety/storage guidelines and not let the ham sit at room temperature outside of the fridge or freezer for more than two hours.

    • We love this ham and waiting and watch when they will be available in the stores for the Holiday.

  5. Are the Appleton Farms Hams at Aldi gluten free and safe for someone with Celiac Disease? Thank-you!

  6. Thank-you, Rachael! I’ve contacted them.

  7. Either labeling differs in different areas or Aldi has changed their labeling. The instructions are now inside the label (!!). I’ve got images but I can’t add them to this post.

    • There are different varieties of Appleton Farms hams at Aldi, and labeling may differ depending on the type of ham.

  8. Michelle Sucharski

    I cooked my ham on Sunday. Do you know if it will still be safe to use it to make split pea soup on Thursday?

  9. Should I thaw a frozen Appleton Farm ham before putting it in the oven, or put it in still frozen and cook as directed?

  10. Candice Grosso

    No date on the purchased ham from Aldi 2 weeks ago. What should I do?

  11. I have a frozen Appleton spiral ham with sell by date of 02/2019. I froze it immediately in original packaging. Will it still be good to use?

    • It should be safe to eat. It might have some freezer burn and not taste the same as a fresher ham, though.

  12. Kellie Caldwell

    How long is a Appleton farm presliced Boneless ham good for that has been refrigerated? Thank you

    • Often there are instructions on the label advising you to freeze it if you don’t eat it within a set amount of time.

  13. Cheryl wardega

    I bought an Appleton presliced Black Forest ham 18 days ago and since the sell by date said sell by 8/12/20 I thought it was okay in the refrigerator. Now when looking to heat it I see “ handling if served within 7 to 10 days of purchase keep ham refrigerated for longer storage we suggest freezing the ham” Is it safe to heat today since I didn’t freeze it or do I need to throw it away.

  14. Would like to cook this in my crockpot, any suggestions? Thanks!!

  15. We got this for Thanksgiving ( we wanted to be different!) I guess, we will find out soon enough how the family will take to it.

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