Copycat Honey Baked Ham

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This Copycat Honey Baked Ham recipe is amazing. After all, nothing says special family dinner like this delish Honey Baked Ham. For Sunday dinners, holiday celebrations or family get togethers, this will be your favorite ham glaze recipe.

When serving a meal to your family during the holidays, you want a true show stopper. That is why this recipe is a true keeper.

A whole copycat honey baked ham.


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Make this Recipe for Glazed Honey Baked Ham

A honey baked ham copycat recipe is magic. 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.

This goat cheese appetizer would be a great accompaniment to this recipe.

Why This Bone-in Ham Recipe is a Keeper

This ham is a winner because of the sweet honey glaze making it perfect holiday dinner option. The combination of the spices, melted butter and honey create a melt in your mouth experience that can’t miss. What is a Honey Baked Ham?

  • Easy: There is very little hands on work required for this easy recipe for family dinner. Spiral sliced Ham is great for this wonderful recipe.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry, so easy but such a flavorful dish.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone LOVES this ham especially honey baked ham sandwiches.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Here are a few of my favorite leftover baked ham recipes.

If you’re looking for more holiday inspired recipes, try these, Roast Turkey Breast, Garlic Herb Beef Roast, and Pineapple Glazed Ham.

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How much ham per person?

Several slices of the meat surrounded by fruit.

You will need to plan on serving about a half a pound of fully cooked ham per person. But it is always good to have more leftover ham for ham and cheese sandwiches etc.

Honey Baked Ham Ingredient Notes

Ham, brown sugar, honey.
  • Bone-in Ham: An 8 pound bone-in spiral ham. Save the ham bone to make soup!
  • Honey: This sticky sweet glaze is made with the delicious honey. The honey mixture locks in all the juices.
  • Brown Sugar: Another component that makes this honey baked ham recipe.
  • Spices: Paprika,  onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, garlic powder and seasoned salt.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Copycat Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Of course one of the best aspects of this delicious ham is the ability to make many variations.

  • Ham: You can use a 8 pound ham that is boneless ham, cooked ham, spiral cut ham for this recipe. You can use any high quality ham from the grocery store.
  • Maple Glaze: Replace the honey baked ham glaze with maple syrup for the entire ham.
  • Slow Cooker Glazed Ham Recipe: how to grill, stove top, oven, slow cooker ham, air fry, this tender ham.

How to Make Homemade Honey Baked Ham

These are the basic steps for making Honey Baked Ham Recipe at Home. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Preparing the ham.

STEP 1Prep to Make a Honey Baked Ham and Place the Ham in the Oven

First, preheat oven to 275 degrees and move rack to lowest position. Then score your ham in a diamond pattern. Next, make sure that your cuts are 1/8th of an inch thick and then melt butter in a microwave safe bowl and add honey. Next, brush the glaze over the ham, making sure that it penetrates into the cuts. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and then bake 12 to 15 minutes per pound or following package directions. Transfer the ham to the oven.

Making the rub for the copycat honey baked ham.

STEP 2: Cook the Ham in the Oven

Meanwhile, add the sugar to a bowl. Add all the spices and combine. When ham reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees (stick a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the ham). 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.

STEP 3: Broil the Ham and Make the Glaze for the Honey Ham with the Ham Drippings

Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, add remaining sugar mixture to the pan juices. Bring glaze to a boil. Then remove the glaze mixture and pour the glaze over the ham. Finally, broil for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Watching that the glaze doesn’t burn. Then remove the ham from the oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to let ham juices return to meat for a tender juicy ham. Place ham on a serving dish and serve the ham with your favorite sides. Serve the extra glaze with the ham.

The final glaze for the ham.

Recipe FAQs to Make a Honey Baked Glaze Ham

Ham should be covered as it is best reheated low and slow. Uncovered means that the moisture in the ham evaporates, leaving it dry. So always cover the ham unless basting.

You want to cut the ham against the grain, not with it. Find the best video to show you how to carve this festive holiday centerpiece.

A top shot of the finished honey baked ham.

Expert Tips to Make Honey Baked Ham Recipe

These are a few easy suggestions to make your ham even better.

  • Make Extra Glaze: You can put it in a gravy bowl so people can add a drizzle to their serving of honey baked ham copycat recipe.
  • Spice it up: If you like your ham a little spicier. Add a little mustard to the glaze to cut the saltiness of the ham.
  • To make Cutting Easier: A favorite way to save time is a spiral cut ham, so you don’t have to score the ham and spiral ham is easier to cut.

What to Serve with Honey Baked Ham at Home / Best Ham Recipes

A whole copycat honey baked ham.
4.91 from 31 votes

Copycat Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours 7 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 22 minutes
This Copycat Honey Baked Ham recipe is amazing. After all, nothing says special family dinner like this delish Honey Baked Ham. For Sunday dinners, holiday celebrations or family get togethers, this will be your favorite ham glaze recipe.
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  • 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

  • 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: 873kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 3709mg | Potassium: 908mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

5 thoughts on “Copycat 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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