Molasses Glaze for Holiday Ham

Recipe by HeatherFeather
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 24-32




  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Remove rind from ham and score the fat with a sharp kife, creating diamond shapes all over the surface.
  • Stud ham with cloves (and pineapple & cherries, if desired- attach with either toothpicks or cloves).
  • Place ham in roasting pan so that the wide flat cut side is down.
  • Bake 2 1/2-3 hours for a whole ham, 1 3/4-2 hours for a half ham (or use the heating instructions provided on your ham wrapper, changing the cook temp if necessary as well).
  • Mix dry mustard powder with the molasses and brush all over ham 30 minutes before the ham is done, returning ham to oven to contiune cooking at 325°F.
  • TIP: Do not baste ham with pan drippings as this will make the glaze look dull.
  • Once ham is cooked, let rest 10 minutes before carving.
  • Do not eat the cloves- they provide flavoring as they bake, but should be discarded after cooking.