Time to complete your Christmas shopping with the purchase of your holiday ham. Below you will find a list of stores throughout Michigan and what they have to offer in terms of price and selection of hams. I typically go for a shank portion bone-in ham. The cheapest deal I saw is at ALDI where you can get a shank portion ham for 99 cents a pound.

Related ham posts : Reasons NOT to Buy a Boneless Ham | Alton Brown’s City Ham recipe | Difference in Types of Ham | Spiced Root Beer Glazed Ham recipe | Can You Freeze Leftover Ham?

Whole Foods Market
Check out my guide to the hams available at Whole Foods.

Meijer
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Cook’s or Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced Half Ham (in natural juices) $1.37/lb (limit 2)
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Cook’s Shank or Butt Portion HaM $1.19/lb (Limit 2)*

Hiller’s
Stores in Ann Arbor, Berkley, Commerce Township, Northville, Plymouth, Union Lake, and West Bloomfield.
Hiller’s Signature Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Half Ham $2.49/lb
Butt or Shank Portion Fresh Half Ham $1.79/lb
Winter’s Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $2.99/lb
Dearborn Torch Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Dearborn Classic Trim Semi-Boneless Half Ham $2.99/lb
Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Hams (Original, Brown Sugar, Black Forest) $3.99/lb

Busch’s
Stores in Ann Arbor, Saline, Clinton, Tecumseh, Dexter, Pinckney, South Lyon, Plymouth/Northville, Carleton, Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, and Rochester Hills.
Dearborn Spiral Half Ham $3.99/lb
Busch’s Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49/lb

Spiced Root Beer Glazed Ham

Kroger
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham $1.37/lb (limit 2 with additional $10 purchase)
Smithfield Shank Portion $1.17/lb
Cumberland Gap Semi Boneless Ham $1.67/lb
Hickory Hills Boneless Ham $2.89/lb
Private Selection Spiral Sliced Bone-In Ham $2.99/lb

Nino Salvaggio
Locations in St. Clair Shores, Troy, and Clinton Township.
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Winter’s Spiral Sliced Ham $2.99/lb

Neiman’s Family Market
Locations in Alpena, Tawas, and St. Clair.
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham $1.99/lb
Spartan Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $1.99/lb
Winter’s Spiral Cut Ham $2.99/lb

Plumb’s
Locations in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Muskegon Heights, Newaygo, N. Muskegon, and Whitehall.
Spartan Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.99/lb
Sugardale Whole Boneless Ham $1.69/lb
Frick’s Shank Portion Ham $1.49/lb
Frick’s Butt Portion Ham $1.59/lb
Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Hams (Select varities) $3.99/lb
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham $2.69/lb
Spartan Boneless Half Ham $2.89/lb
Alexander & Hornung Half Ham $1.99/lb

Tom’s Food Center
Locations in Portland and Okemos
Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.26/lb
Smithfield Whole Bonless Ham $1.58/lb

ALDI
Locations throughout the state
Appleton Farms Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.49/lb
Appleton Farms Shank Portion Ham $.99/lb – LOWEST PRICE IN MICHIGAN
Appleton Farms Butt Portion Ham $1.19/lb

What I Use When I Bake A Ham

Here are some tools that I use whenever I am baking a ham.
1. Roasting Pan – You need something big to bake your ham in and a roasting pan is the perfect vessel. I don’t recommend not stick in this case as I always find that I still end up with burnt sugar in the bottom from my glaze. It’s harder to clean a non-stick pan without scratching it and ruining the non stick. So just go with an stainless steel that you can scrub easier.
2. Electric Knife – Makes carving the ham a whole lot easier. You don’t need something expense here. A cheap one works just fine.
3. Probe thermometer – Even thought hams come cooked most of the time, you still need to heat it up. Don’t trust the instructions that came with your hand, trust a probe thermometer to get your ham reheated to the properly temperature. I have had ham that has been overcooked, a dry ham is not something you ever want to experience.

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Photo from the NY Daily News

This morning I spend some time working researching ham prices in the home state of Michigan. One ad that I came across offered a Paula Deen Crunchy Glazed Spiral Ham from Smithfield. The ham comes wrapped in a beautiful blue package with the southern queen herself right on the label. Check out this YouTube video to see what I am talking about.

Is It Worth My Money to Buy Paula Deen’s Smithfield Crunchy Glazed Ham?

I am going to answer NO to this question. I don’t think it’s worth the money. Check this example. D&W Market in Michigan is selling Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Half Ham for $1.27/lb. The Paula Deen ham costs $2.77/lb. So let’s say you get a 8 lb ham which is about the average size. You would be spending $12 more for the Paula Deen ham. Basically you are buying her glaze for $12. Even if the ham is tasty and it probably is this is not a good deal at all.

What Is In Paula Deen’s Crunchy Ham Glaze?

So what is exactly in this glaze? I couldn’t find the answer online or at the Smithfield website. I was able to find one of these hams at my local Meijer store. Here is what I found on the ingredient list for the glaze: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Water, Honey, Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup Solids, 2% or less of the following: gelatin, soybean oil, spices, salt, potassium sorbate, potassium benzoate. Yep, definitely some ingredients that I would never naturally use in my kitchen. What makes this glaze crunchy? Corn syrup solids?

Other Options for a Crunchy Glazed Ham

There are other options out there that I think would be more economical. Alton Brown has a recipe for a ham with a glaze made of ginger snap cookies, mustard, and brown sugar. This will give you that crunchy glaze and it’s not going to cost you $12 for those extra ingredients, in fact when you are done you will probably have leftover mustard and brown sugar (you probably will eat any remaining cookie with the ham is cooking!). I think this is much better option to get that crunchy glaze you want. Buying the other ham would basically mean you are paying Paula Deen to make the glaze for you and have her face on the packaging.

What About Using a Paula Deen Ham Recipe?

If you still want Paula to be a part of your ham experience, she does have several recipes online that you can give a try to. The one that sounded unique to me was her peanut butter glazed ham. The glaze is made of peanut butter, garlic, soy, and honey. I haven’t tried it before but I might for a different kind of flavor.

As I was searching for a Smithfield/Paula Deen commericial I came across this video of Paula being hit in the face with one of her very own hams. I attached it below to provide you with a quick chuckle.

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It’s that time once again to talk about prices on huge chunks of meat. I present to you my 2013 guide to sales & deals on Easter Hams in Michigan. Here are a couple of things to note from this year. The cheapest price on ham I found in the state was at Plumb’s – 99 cents a pound for a Sugardale Shank Portion Ham. The cheapest I found at state wide chain stores was the Smithfield Shank Portion Hams at Kroger for $1.17/lb althought Meijer was only 2 cents a pound behidn with their Cook’s Shank or Butt Portion Hams for $1.19/lb. D&W Fresh Market has the cheapest spiral sliced ham – Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Half Ham $1.27/lb.

As for deals, Tom’s Food Market offers $15 off any Quincy Street Boneless Ham, Spartan Ham, or Smithfield Spiral Sliced Half Ham with an additional $20 purchase. And if you are lucky to be in possession for 2,000 yes points at Glen’s you can get a free ham.

Any item marked with an (*) asterisk is the same price as it was last year

Related ham posts : Reasons NOT to Buy a Boneless Ham | Alton Brown’s City Ham recipe | Difference in Types of Ham | Spiced Root Beer Glazed Ham recipe | Can You Freeze Leftover Ham?

Meijer
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Cook’s or Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced Half Ham (in natural juices) $1.47/lb*
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Cook’s Shank or Butt Portion HaM $1.19/lb (Limit 2)*
Hormel Cure 81 Half Boneless Ham $3.69/lb

Hiller’s
Stores in Ann Arbor, Berkley, Commerce Township, Northville, Plymouth, Union Lake, and West Bloomfield.
Hiller’s Own Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49/lb*
Butt or Shank Portion Fresh Half Ham $1.59/lb
Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Hams (Original, Brown Sugar, Black Forest) $3.79/lb
Winter’s Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $2.99/lb (lower price)
Dearborn Flame Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb*
Dearborn Classic Trim Semi-Boneless Half Ham $2.69/lb*

Busch’s
Stores in Ann Arbor, Saline, Clinton, Tecumseh, Dexter, Pinckney, South Lyon, Plymouth/Northville, Carleton, Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, and Rochester Hills.
Dearborn Fire Roasted Spiral Half Ham $3.89/lb*
Kentucky Legend Spiral Sliced Quarter Ham $3.99/lb*
Smithfield Shank Portion Ham $1.49/lb*
Smithfield Butt Portion Ham $1.59/lb*
Busch’s Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49/lb*

Spiced Root Beer Glazed Ham

Kroger
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham $1.37/lb (limit 2)*
Smithfield Shank Portion $1.17/lb (lower price!)
Cumberland Gap Semi Boneless Ham $1.67/lb
Private Selection Spiral Sliced Bone-In Ham $2.99/lb
Hickory Hills Boneless Ham $2.49/lb*

Western Market
Located in Ferndale
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Hams for $3.99 lb

Nino Salvaggio
Locations in St. Clair Shores, Troy, and Clinton Township.
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb*
Winter’s Spiral Sliced Ham $2.99/lb*

Holiday Market of Canton
Located in Canton
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb*

Neiman’s Family Market
Locations in Alpena, Tawas, and St. Clair.
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham $1.48/lb (lower price!)
Spartan Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49S/lb
Smoked Shank Ham $1.29/lb

Ric’s Food Center
Locations in Mt. Pleasant, Ithaca, Hemlock, Interlochen, Rockford, and Cannon Township.
Frick’s Bone-In Ham Portions $1.38/lb (lower price!)
Cumberland Gap Whole Boneless Ham $1.99/lb

D&W Fresh Market
Locations in Caledonia, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Kalamazoo, Portage, Rockford, and Williamston.
Paula Deen Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Half Ham $2.77/lb
Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Half Ham $1.27/lb
Spartan Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.99/lb

Plumb’s
Locations in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Muskegon Heights, Newaygo, N. Muskegon, and Whitehall.
Sugardale Whole Boneless Ham $1.69/lb
Sugardale Shank Portion Ham $.99/lb
Sugardale Butt Portion Ham $1.19/lb
Sugardale Spiral Sliced Ham $1.79/lb
Smithfield Picnic Ham $1.49/lb

Tom’s Food Market
Locations in Traverse City, Williamsburg, Northport, and Interlochen.
$15 off any Quincy Street Boneless Ham, Spartan Ham, or Smithfield Spiral Sliced Half Ham (with additional $20 purchase, limit 1)

Glen’s Market
Locations in Alma, Bellaire, Boyne City, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, East Jordan, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Harrison, Houghton Lake, Kalkaska, Lewiston, Mancelona, Manistee, Marion, Mio, Munising, Oscoda, Petoskey, Rogers City, Roscommon, Rose City, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Standish, Traverse City, and West Branch.
Smithfield Smoked Shank Portion Ham $1.19/lb (limit 2)
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham ($1.99/lb sale) or Honey Glazed Spiral Ham ($2.19/lb sale) are Free with 2,000 Yes points
Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Ham $1.79/lb

What I Use When I Bake A Ham

Here are some tools that I use whenever I am baking a ham.
1. Roasting Pan – You need something big to bake your ham in and a roasting pan is the perfect vessel. I don’t recommend not stick in this case as I always find that I still end up with burnt sugar in the bottom from my glaze. It’s harder to clean a non-stick pan without scratching it and ruining the non stick. So just go with an stainless steel that you can scrub easier.
2. Electric Knife – Makes carving the ham a whole lot easier. You don’t need something expense here. A cheap one works just fine.
3. Probe thermometer – Even thought hams come cooked most of the time, you still need to heat it up. Don’t trust the instructions that came with your hand, trust a probe thermometer to get your ham reheated to the properly temperature. I have had ham that has been overcooked, a dry ham is not something you ever want to experience.

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Alton Brown's City Ham

In many homes Easter dinner = ham! The good news for the consumer is that it also equals deals on hams. In doing my own research to where I purchase my ham I have a list of the prices of ham on sale for the week of April 1st, at stores across my home state of Michigan.

Related ham posts : Reasons NOT to Buy a Boneless Ham | Alton Brown’s City Ham recipe | Difference in Types of Ham | Spiced Root Beer Glazed Ham recipe | Can You Freeze Leftover Ham?

Meijer
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Cook’s or Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced Half Ham (in natural juices) $1.47/lb
Cook’s Shank or Butt Portion Han $1.19/lb (Limit 2)

* If you like pineapple with your ham, Meijer is selling fresh pineapples for $1.97 each

Hiller’s
Stores in Ann Arbor, Berkley, Commerce Township, Northville, Plymouth, Union Lake, and West Bloomfield.
Hiller’s Own Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49/lb
Winter’s Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $3.29/lb
Dearborn Flame Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Amish Valley Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Ham $1.99/lb
Dearborn Classic Trim Semi-Boneless Half Ham $2.69/lb
Gusto Hickory Smoked Bone-In Ham (Butt or Shank) $1.19/lb

Busch’s
Stores in Ann Arbor, Saline, Clinton, Tecumseh, Dexter, Pinckney, South Lyon, Plymouth/Northville, Carleton, Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, and Rochester Hills.
Dearborn Fire Roasted Spiral Half Ham $3.89/lb
Alexander & Hornung Boneless Petite Ham Steak 5 oz 10 for $10
Busch’s Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49/lb
Kentucky Legend Spiral Sliced Quarter Ham $3.99/lb
Smithfield Shank Portion Ham $1.49/lb
Smithfield Butt Portion Ham $1.59/lb
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham $2.29/lb

Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market
Stores in Shelby Township and Clinton Township
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Dearborn Old Fashioned Smoked SSD Ham $1.99/lb

Spiced Root Beer Glazed Ham

Kroger
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham $1.37/lb (limit 2)
Cumberland Gap Semi Boneless Ham $1.57/lb
Smithfield Shank Portion $1.37/lb
Private Selection Spiral Sliced Ham $2.49/lb
Hickory Hills Boneless Ham $2.49/lb

Nino Salvaggio
Locations in St. Clair Shores, Troy, and Clinton Township.
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb
Winter’s Spiral Sliced Ham $2.99/lb

Western Market
Located in Ferndale
Dearborn Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb

Holiday Market of Canton
Located in Canton
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb

Neiman’s Family Market
Locations in Alpena, Tawas, and St. Clair.
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham $1.99/lb
Spartan Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $1.47/lb

Ric’s Food Center
Locations in Mt. Pleasant, Ithaca, Hemlock, Interlochen, Rockford, and Cannon Township.
Shurfresh Whole Boneless Ham $1.88/lb
Frick’s Bone-In Ham Portions $1.69/lb
Amish Valley Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.99/lb
Winter’s Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Half Ham $3.49/lb

D&W Fresh Market
Locations in Caledonia, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Kalamazoo, Portage, Rockford, and Williamston.
Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.25/lb (limit 1)
D&W Fresh Market Black Box-Foil Wrapped Fire Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb

Plumb’s
Locations in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Muskegon Heights, Newaygo, N. Muskegon, and Whitehall.
Dutch Farms Shank Portion Ham $1.18/lb
Sugardale Spiral Sliced Half Ham $1.78/lb
Qunicy Street Whole Boneless Ham $1.99/lb (Half Ham are $2.29/lb)
Spartan Semi Boneless Half Ham $1.99/lb
Spartan Whole Boneless Ham $2.29/lb
Spartan Spiral Sliced Honey Half Ham $2.49/lb

Tom’s Food Market
Locations in Traverse City, Williamsburg, Northport, and Interlochen.
$15 off any Quincy Street Boneless Ham, Spartan Ham, or Smithfield Spiral Sliced Half Ham (with additional $25 purchase, limit 1)

Glen’s Market
Locations in Alma, Bellaire, Boyne City, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, East Jordan, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Harrison, Houghton Lake, Kalkaska, Lewiston, Mancelona, Manistee, Marion, Mio, Munising, Oscoda, Petoskey, Rogers City, Roscommon, Rose City, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Standish, Traverse City, and West Branch.
Smithfield Smoked Shank Portion Ham $1.18/lb (limit 2)
Spartan Honey Glazed Spiral Half Ham $1.68/lb

What I Use When I Bake A Ham
Here are some tools that I use whenever I am baking a ham.
1. Roasting Pan – You need something big to bake your ham in and a roasting pan is the perfect vessel. I don’t recommend not stick in this case as I always find that I still end up with burnt sugar in the bottom from my glaze. It’s harder to clean a non-stick pan without scratching it and ruining the non stick. So just go with an stainless steel that you can scrub easier.
2. Electric Knife – Makes carving the ham a whole lot easier. You don’t need something expense here. A cheap one works just fine.
3. Probe thermometer – Even thought hams come cooked most of the time, you still need to heat it up. Don’t trust the instructions that came with your hand, trust a probe thermometer to get your ham reheated to the properly temperature. I have had ham that has been overcooked, a dry ham is not something you ever want to experience.

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