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Honey Baked Ham Recipe with Bourbon Glaze

Honey Baked Ham Recipe

This honey baked ham recipe is an Easter tradition in my house. My mother served honey baked ham every Easter and if we were lucky, we'd get it again for Christmas!

To complement your baked ham, try our complete Easter dinner menu recipes, which include fantastic recipes for cheesy scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, and glazed carrots. Or try one of our other complete dinner menus listed on our Dinner Party Recipes page.

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Honey Baked Ham Recipe with Bourbon Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 12 to 14 pound smoked ham, the precooked variety
  • 3/4 cup of bourbon
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 3/4 cup whole cloves
  • 2 peeled and sectioned oranges

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Place the ham comfortably on the rack of a shallow roasting pan. The ham should be placed fat side up.

Put the ham on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 2 hours, or until a fork easily pierces the ham.

Remove the ham from the oven and allow it to cool enough to handle. With a knife, remove the rind.

Score the ham by making cuts 1/2 inch apart in a crosswise and lengthwise fashion. Make sure to cut all the way through the fat. The knife should just reach the meat.

Use 1/2 cup of whiskey to baste the ham. Combine the rest of the whiskey, sugar, honey and mustard. Distribute this mixture over the ham and pat into the scored sections.

In each scored intersection of the fat, place a clove. Arrange the orange slices in a pleasing fashion on top of the ham. Use toothpicks to secure them.

Place the ham back in the oven and raise the temperature to 450 degrees. When a glaze has formed and the sugar has melted, the ham is ready (about 20 minutes). While cooking, baste once or twice, being sure not to disturb the oranges. Allow the honey baked ham to rest for a few minutes before serving.

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