Honey Baked Ham

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4.63 from 8 votes
Nothing says special family dinner like this delicious Honey Baked Ham recipe. For Sunday dinners, holiday celebrations or family get togethers, this will be your favorite Ham Glaze Recipe.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours 7 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 22 minutes
Honey baked ham recipe on a platter with greens and oranges

Nothing says special family dinner like this delish Honey Baked Ham recipe. For Sunday dinners, holiday celebrations or family get togethers, this will be your favorite ham glaze recipe.

Honey baked ham recipe on a platter with greens and oranges

If you close your eyes, you can see and smell this ham in your mind. You will be able to remember all the special times that you had with your family and friends around the dinner table and you will want to make this delicious Holiday Ham Recipe every chance you get.

Why This Honey Baked Ham Recipe is the Best Glazed Ham?

This ham is a winner because of the amazing glaze. The combination of the spices, butter, brown sugar and honey create a melt in your mouth experience that can’t miss. What is a Honey Baked Ham? Here is more information.

How to Make this Honey Baked Ham – Step by Step

  • Step One:First,Preheat oven to 275 degrees and move rack to lowest position. Then score your ham in a diamond pattern. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next, make sure that your cuts are 1/8th of an inch thick.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then melt butter in a microwave safe bowl and add honey .  (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four: Next, brush the butter mixture on the ham, making sure that it penetrates into the cuts. Cover loosely with foil. Then bake 12 to 15 minutes per pound or following package directions. (Photo 4 below)

Step by step process for making honey baked ham recipe

  • Step One: Meanwhile, add the sugar to a bowl.  (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Add all the spices and combine.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: When ham reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees. (My favorite meat thermometer) Remove foil and place any juices into a sauce pan. Coat the ham with half the sugar mixture. Then broil for 4 to 5 minutes or until the glaze starts to caramelize. (Photo 3 below)

Step by step process for making honey baked ham recipe

Step One: Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, add remaining sugar mixture to the pan juices. (Photo 1 below)
Step Two: Bring glaze to a boil. (Photo 2 below)
Step Three: Then remove the glaze from the heat and spoon over the ham. (Photo 3 below)1-2 paragraphs (2-3
Step Four: Finally, broil for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Watching that the glaze doesn’t burn. Then remove from the oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and serve. (Photo 4 below)

Step by step process for making honey baked ham recipe

 Recommendations for Making this Honey Baked Ham Recipe

For special occasions I love to use a bone in ham. A boneless ham is easier to slice. But most boneless hams aren’t really whole hams, they’re pieces of ham jelled together and canned.  A bone-in ham has more flavor and adds more moisture to the meat. Here  you can find the best way to cook a ham.

What is the Best Way to Carve a Bone in Ham?

Carving a ham on the bone can sometimes be intimidating. Especially, when you are trying to serve it for a special occasion. Here you can find some handy tips and tricks on how to make the job much easier.

Honey baked ham recipe on a platter with greens and oranges

Expert Tips for Making the Best Ham Glaze Recipe

  • Make Extra Glaze: You can put it in a gravy bowl so people can add a drizzle to their serving of ham.
  • Spice it up: If you like your ham a little spicier. Add a little mustard to the glaze.
  • To make Cutting Easier: Try a spiral cut ham, so you don’t have to score the ham and its easier to cut.

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Honey baked ham recipe on a platter with greens and oranges

Honey Baked Ham

4.6 from 8 votes
Nothing says special family dinner like this delicious Honey Baked Ham recipe. For Sunday dinners, holiday celebrations or family get togethers, this will be your favorite Ham Glaze Recipe.
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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 7 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 22 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees; Adjust oven rack to the lowest position.
  • If ham is unsliced, score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep.
  • Line a roasting pan with heavy duty foil and place ham cut side down.
  • In a bowl, combine butter and honey.
  • Brush ham with the butter honey mixture, making sure it gets into the scores and/or slices.
  • Lift up the foil to loosely cover the sides of the ham; Add additional foil to loosely cover the top.
  • Bake approximately 12-15 minutes per pound, or according to the package directions.
  • Ham is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, seasoned salt, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, ground ginger and cloves in a bowl.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Remove the foil from the top of the ham and transfer any accumulated juices from the pan to a bowl.
  • Fold down the foil on the sides of the ham.
  • Pat half of the brown sugar seasoning mixture on the outside surface of the ham.
  • Broil ham until the sugar mixture starts to bubble and caramelize, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove ham from oven.
  • In a small sauce pan, add the remaining brown sugar spice mixture and 1/4 cup of the reserved juices and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  • Pour the glaze over the outside of the ham and broil for 1-2 minutes, watching carefully so it doesn't burn.
  • Remove ham from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Expert Tips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Ham Glaze Recipe
  • Make Extra Glaze: You can put it in a gravy bowl so people can add a drizzle to their serving of ham.
  • Spice it up: If you like your ham a little spicier. Add a little mustard to the glaze.
  • To make Cutting Easier: Try a spiral cut ham, so you don't have to score the ham and its easier to cut.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1746kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 130g | Fat: 105g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 385mg | Sodium: 7422mg | Potassium: 1802mg | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5.7mg

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5 thoughts on “Honey Baked Ham”

  1. 5 stars
    I love the way like ham, spices and honey combine in this recipe! Thanks for having posted it, a really good idea.

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