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A Feast for All Occasions: Honey Baked Ham Prepare to dazzle your guests with the irresistible aroma and delectable flavor of Honey Baked Ham. This recipe elevates a classic ham to a whole new level with a luscious honey glaze that caramelizes to perfection. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, hosting a special gathering, or simply craving a mouthwatering ham, this recipe is your ticket to creating a feast-worthy centerpiece. Get ready to savor the sweet and savory delight of Honey Baked Ham.

Elevate Your Feast

The star of this recipe is the luscious honey glaze that adds a perfect balance of sweetness to the savory ham, creating a memorable dish.

Perfect for Special Occasions

Honey Baked Ham is perfect for holidays, special occasions, or anytime you want to treat your loved ones to a remarkable meal.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Honey Baked Ham with these variations:

  1. Spice It Up: Add a pinch of ground cloves or ground cinnamon to the honey glaze for a hint of spice.
  2. Citrus Zest: Enhance the glaze with a touch of orange zest or lemon zest for a citrusy twist.
  3. Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped pecans or almonds over the glaze for added texture and flavor.

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Tips or Notes:

  • To achieve a beautiful caramelized glaze, be sure to baste the ham with the honey mixture during the baking process.
  • Leftover Honey Baked Ham is perfect for sandwiches, soups, and omelets, so don’t let any go to waste.
  • If your ham comes with a pre-packaged glaze, you can still use it and enhance it with additional honey and spices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a boneless ham for this recipe?

Yes, you can use a boneless ham for convenience. The cooking time may be slightly shorter for a boneless ham.

Can I make the glaze ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the glaze a day or two in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.



Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes


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  • For the Honey Glaze:
  • 1 cup 1 honey

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons 2 unsalted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cloves (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cinnamon (optional)

  • For the Ham:
  • 1 1 bone-in ham (size of your choice)


  • For the Honey Glaze:
  • In a saucepan, combine the honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, unsalted butter, ground cloves (if using), and ground cinnamon (if using).
  • Heat the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved and the glaze is well combined. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  • For the Ham:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  • Place the ham in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet, making sure it fits comfortably.
  • Score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern by making shallow cuts with a sharp knife.
  • Brush the ham generously with the honey glaze, making sure to get into the crevices created by the scoring.
  • Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake it in the preheated oven according to the package instructions for your specific ham size. Basting the ham with the honey glaze every 20-30 minutes.
  • During the last 10-15 minutes of baking, remove the foil to allow the glaze to caramelize and create a beautiful golden crust.
  • Once the ham reaches the recommended internal temperature (usually around 140°F or 60°C), remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Slice and serve your Honey Baked Ham as the centerpiece of your feast. Enjoy!

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