By looneytunesfan on October 05, 2005
"From www.TopSecretRecipes.com. Copycat recipe of the famous Honeybaked Ham."
Serving Size: 1 (20 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I made this last year and I will make it again today for Christmas dinner. Initially I thought putting everything on the sides of the ham was a messy pain,but then I saw a Food Network program, showing that the Honey-Baked Ham employees have to do exactly the same process! One thing that may be helpful.... I rub the surface of the ham with a little butter (you can use water as well) before putting on the sugar mixture. It helps it stick better."
"Thanks, every year I have to prepare 80lb of ham for our company Christmas dinner. This year, after finding your recipe, I purchased Pit Smoked boneless ham, mixed your ingredients together, added 2 tbs honey and 4 tbsp water, boiled this and painted the glaze on the sliced ham. One recipe made enough glaze for a 10lb thin sliced (1/16") ham. The raves came in almost instantly. "This is the best one yet" "How did you do this?" "Where did you get this ham? it tastes absolutely fabulous." etc, etc. Since last Friday I have given your recipe # and the link to the zaar to 11 people. I am getting all the glory. Thank you so very much for sharing."
"I hate to say this as I do use this site frequently but not only was I an employee at HoneyBaked Ham I glazed them for years and this is not the recipe. While I am sure this recipe is quite delicious it is missing one of the major ingredients and also it is poured over the top while in granual form and then a torch is used to actually complete the glaze. Seasoned salt is added after the sugar mixture as a second layer then glazed in carefully as to not burn the salt which is extremely easy to do."
"I used a smoked ham, and cut diagnonal scores in it instead of a spiral cut. I melted remaining sugar glaze with butter and used as glaze for last 20 minutes of reheating. Everyone loved this recipe. We will use this recipe from now on instead of buying a glazed ham."
"Great tasting glaze! I was looking for something to 'spice up' an unseasoned unspiral ham and I didn't have a blow torch, instead sprinkled it on the entire ham and basted throughout cooking...it was the taste I was looking for THX 4 sharing."
"This is wonderful! I bought several spiral sliced hams on sale after the Easter holiday and just didn't want to cook them my normal way. I put this on the ham and used my creme' brulee torch to toast it. My children couldn't stop eating it. They think it is even better than Honeybaked Ham because every part of the glaze was crunchy. Now when I see hams on sale I will stock up just so I can use this!"
"Made this yesterday for Christmas dinner. Slices the ham, rolled it in the mixture and popped it into a 350 degree oven! Best ham I have ever made and the kids even had seconds. That's a Christmas miracle given that my 10 year old is so picky! Thank you!"
"This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book entitled "Even More Top Secret Recipes" (Penguin/Putnam 2002)"
"Everyone loves this ham! What man wouldn't like to cook a ham that he can glaze with the same tourch he keeps in his toolbox?"
"I made this for thanksgiving. It was pretty good. I'm not sure it is like honeybaked hams because I have never had it but will be making again!"
"We bought a pre-sliced ham from Costco, heated in the oven according to the package directions, then rolled it with the sugar blend and torched away. It was fun, and even better, it tasted fabulous! It did take longer than I expected to torch it though so keep that in mind if you are making sides and want them finished at the same time. Thanks Looney!"
"I didn't have allspice but didn't miss it. I broiled the cooked ham first then finished it off with the kitchen torch. Amazing. As good or better than HoneyBaked!"
"Very messy, but worth it. I took this ham to Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. And I paid $21 for an 8.5 lb ham at the grocery store instead of $60 for the real thing at HoneyBaked."
"Excellent copycat! I do want to add something though. This is not a correction or negative so much as a comment. When they glaze the hams usually they don't mix the sugar and spices together. They sprinkle on and torch an few layers of sugar and while it's still bubbling sprinkle on a little of the spice mixture. So it's mainly sugar with a little spice. :)"
"I live just a few minutes away from the Honeybaked Ham factory. I usually just pick one up there because there is no sense in paying that outragous shipping. Well, this is a close copycat. Excellent!!! I'm sticking with this."
"Excellent. Tasted just as good if not better than Honeybaked, at about 1/3 the price! Definitely a keeper. THANKS!"
"Very easy. I used a cooked, boneless, unsliced honey ham. I cut it as thin as I could, avoiding cutting all the way through so it would hold together for the glazing. It created a nice crackled glaze with just the right amount of spice. I am looking forward to left-overs tomorrow."
"After I made this, I took it to a big family get-together, and was told it was BETTER than they HoneyBaked Ham store's ham. This was amazing!!!"
"This is delicious. It is very close to the real thing and is much easier to do than it seems. It certainly beats paying the $7.00-$8.00 lb. that you would pay at the HoneyBaked Ham store. "