Honey Baked Ham

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4.77 from 13 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours 7 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 22 minutes

This Honey Baked Ham copycat 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.

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.

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What We Love About This Ham Glaze Recipe

This ham is a winner because of the sweet honey glaze making it perfect holiday dinner option. 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.

  • Easy: There is very little hands on work required for this easy recipe for family dinner.
  • 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 recipes for this copycat honey baked ham.
Honey Baked Ham shot from the top with oranges on the side.

Ingredient Notes

Equipment Needed

How to Make Copycat Honey Baked Ham

These are the basic steps for making Copycat Honey Baked Ham. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the seasoning in a small bowl.

STEP 1: PREP AND PREHEAT

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 butter mixture on 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.

STEP 2: GLAZE

Meanwhile, add the sugar to a bowl. Add all the spices and combine.When ham reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees.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: BRIEF INSTRUCTION

Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, add remaining sugar mixture to the pan juices. Bring glaze to a boil. Then remove the glaze from the heat and spoon over the ham.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 to let ham juices return to meat for a tender ham.

The finished glaze and applying it to ham in stages.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE A HONEY BAKED 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. 

HOW TO STORE THIS HAM WITH HONEY BAKED HAM GLAZE

Leftover ham, spiral hams and bone in hams can keep in the fridge for three to five days. Wrap well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Foodsaftey.gov indicates that cooked ham can last in the freezer for up to 4 months if it is wrapped properly or placed in an air tight container or Freezer bag.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Place ham slices in an oven-safe baking dish. Cover top of ham with loosely wrapped aluminum foil to keep moisture in. Bake at 300 for until it reaches 140 degrees oven temperature about 8 minutes per pound for a whole ham.

Frequently Asked Questions Honey Baked Ham Copycat Recipe

IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE A BROWN SUGAR SUBSTITUTE?

Indeed, you can use a sugar free alternative brown sugar in this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT SPICES?

Of course, I love to use my House Seasoning Blend But you can use whatever you like.

SHOULD I USE LIGHT OR DARK BROWN SUGAR?

Either light brown sugar or dark brown sugar will work for this recipe. The dark brown sugar has more molasses and will impart a richer flavor. You will always get rave reviews for this tender 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.

close up of the ham with several slices taken out.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • 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 Side Dishes to Serve with Honey Baked Ham Copycat Recipe

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Honey Baked Ham
4.77 from 13 votes

Honey Baked Ham

Yield: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours 7 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 22 minutes
This Honey baked copycat recipe is amazing. Afterall,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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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.

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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: 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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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed ham, holiday ham, honey baked ham

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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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