Bourbon and Praline Ham

Total Time
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 3 hrs

It's impossible to describe the flavor of this ham. I use dark brown sugar when I do this and real maple syrup. This is my Easter ham, Christmas ham and, if I do a ham for Thanksgiving, it's my Thanksgiving ham. The marinating time is included in the preparation time. The ham itself is really simple and easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Score ham.
  2. Place ham in a large sealable plastic bag and pour bourbon over ham.
  3. Marinate for 2 to 3 hours (I have left it marinating overnight with excellent results).
  4. Pour off bourbon, reserving for later, and bake ham at 325 degrees for 2 hours.
  5. Melt butter.
  6. Stir in reserved bourbon marinade, maple syrup, brown sugar and chopped pecans.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Pour glaze over ham and brush with a pastry brush.
  9. Decorate with pecan halves and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Thanks for posting this yummy recipe. Made it for Easter and it went over great!

Rita~ April 21, 2003

I have been making this ham for Christmas Eve party for 5 years now, it is always a hit!!! One of our guests call it crack ham.....

jacks0312 July 20, 2015

the ham was too salty, next time I will boil the ham for 30 min. as I usually do before baking. The glaze was good but I think it would be better with a little less bourbon in it.

Barbara Filteau November 28, 2003

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