Baked Ham With Bourbon Glaze

"This is a classic Southern recipe for Easter or Christmas. The sweetness of the honey and molasses is cut by the bourbon and orange juice, making for a perfect glaze. Once the ham is cool and chilled, be sure to remove the fat from the drippings to save and serve with the leftovers...that is one of the best parts of the recipe!"
Baked Ham With Bourbon Glaze created by AcadiaTwo
Ready In:
2hrs 40mins



  • Microwave honey and molasses in a 1 quart glass dish at high 1 minute. Whisk to blend. Whisk in bourbon, juice, and mustard.
  • Remove the skin and fat from the ham. Place ham in a lightly greased 13x9 inch pan. Make 1/4 inch cuts in ham in a diamond pattern. Pour glaze over ham.
  • Bake on the lower oven rack at 350° for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°, basting every 15 minutes with glaze.
  • Remove from pan, reserving drippings. Cover ham, and chill, if desired. Chill reserved drippings.
  • Remove and discard fat from the drippings. Bring drippings to a boil in a small saucepan. Serve warm with the ham.
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  1. Dave of Tucson
    Fantastic -Tried this Glaze for Xmas dinner - made exactly as per recipe - used thermometer to 138F, 350F oven - low rack and about 2 1/2 hours for a 7 Lb Ham - did not tent.
  2. tiffani.boyd
    Made this for Thanksgiving; it was a huge success, everyone loved it!
  3. Jane from Ohio
    I was going to post this recipe I received in a periodical I receive. I saw it was already posted.I made this for Easter. It came out tasty and moist. We used Black Strap Molasses and Southern Comfort. That is what we had on hand. Every loved it. We are already of saying we will make this recipe again the next time we bake a ham. The were also delicious. We served it on the side.
  4. LifeIsGood
    Excellent ham! We loved the flavor from the glaze. It was delicious! I ended up tenting my ham halfway through cooking because my half ham was spiral sliced and I didn't want the edges to burn. I still basted every 15 to 30 minutes. The outcome was delicious. Thank you!
  5. twissis
    Baked Ham With Bourbon Glaze Created by twissis

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