Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This is the best ham ever. I'm not sure what the champagne does, but it sure does it well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Score ham and place on rack in baking pan.
  2. Cover top with 1 cup brown sugar and pour over 1 bottle champagne.
  3. Bake at 325 ° for 2 hours.
  4. Combine remaining bottle champagne, remaining brown sugar, honey, ginger and mustard and bring to rolling boil in saucepan.
  5. Lower heat and simmer while basting ham every 15 minutes until done.
  6. Garnish with pineapple slices and spiced apples, if desired.


Most Helpful

Easy and very enjoyable meal. Thanks!

Munchkin Mama December 09, 2007

EXCELLENT recipe ~ I highly recommend this to anyone, you will not be disappointed. I do not use the pineapple or apple slices.

Chef Petunia October 18, 2007

Very good!! I used a 4 lb. ham, so I just halved the ingredients. We don't like pineapple with our I left that out. Actually we are not big ham fans either. We get one every year as a gift for Christmas...and I needed to cook it. Your recipe makes me like ham! LOL

Michele in NJ January 08, 2005

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