Barbecued Pit Ham with Apricot Chipotle and Brown Sugar

Cook Time

120 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins


8 - 10


4 cups Apple Juice

½ cup dark brown sugar

1 8 oz Jar Apricot Preserves

2 Tbs Louisiana Grills Raspberry Chipotle

1 8-10-lb Smoked Country Pit Ham

Whole Cloves

Cooking Instructions

Impress your guests this holiday season with a little barbecue culinary flare and delight their bellies with the wood fired flavor from a Louisiana Grills Wood Pellet Grill. The twice-cooked Barbecued Pit Ham is topped with a delicious Apricot, Chipotle, and Brown Sugar glaze that caramelizes on top of the meat due to the high heat from the grill. The result is the perfect balance of sweet and heat which forms an excellent complementary topping for the robust Barbecued Ham. Serve with caramelized carrots, roasted potatoes, and your favorite green vegetable for a truly rustic holiday feast.

What is a Pit Ham?

Pit is actually an abbreviation for Partially Internally Trimmed. This means the bone and some of the internal fat has been sliced and removed from the ham. Then the ham is tied back together before it is smoked.

Pit Ham is what you will typically find at your local deli or sandwich shop. Since the ham is precooked, all the deli has to do is slice it up and it is ready to eat.

  1. Preheat your Louisiana Grill to 325F.
  2. Place studded ham into a roasting pan with 3 ½ cups of the apple juice, cover with foil.
  3. Set on grill cook, until Ham reaches an internal temperature of 160F.
  4. While the ham is cooking combine the apricot preserves, remaining apple juice, dark brown sugar and the Louisiana Grills Raspberry Chipotle seasoning in a saucepan until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  5. When the proper temp is achieved, increase the grill temp to 500F, uncover the ham, brush with apricot glaze (reserve the remaining glaze to serve with ham). Cook for 8-10 more minutes or until ham is nice and golden brown.
  6. Remove from Grill and serve.

Special Tools

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Roasting Pan
  • Saucepan


Studding with whole cloves and cross hatching the ham helps the sauce cling- to, and absorb into the ham (lets be honest, it looks amazing too)!

Diet Info

  • Flexible Dieting