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Recipes

Classic Honey Glazed Ham

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 pound) ham
  • 2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • whole cloves optional about 1/4 cup

Instructions

  1. Take ham out of the refrigerator and allow to rest at least 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Prepare the glaze by heating honey, butter, dark corn syrup, and brown sugar in medium saucepan on medium low heat.
  3. Line a 9×13 in pan with aluminum foil. If scoring the ham, lightly score the top into diamond shapes and place the ham in the pan. If using whole cloves, put them in between the lines you scored, but remove before cutting and eating. Brush the glaze on top and create a foil tent over the ham. Bake the ham according to how many pounds you have. Usually 15 minutes per pound. Brush the glaze over the ham every 15 minutes.
  4. Once the ham is cooked, remove the foil tent and caramelize the top by turning the oven to broil and letting the ham get dark for about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove the ham from the oven and pour remaining glaze over the top. Cut into thin slices and enjoy!
Honey glazed ham sliced on a cutting board

How to cook a precooked ham

  • Let your ham rest: Take the ham out of the refrigerator and allow it to rest 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cook glaze mixture: Prepare the glaze by heating honey, butter, dark corn syrup, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan on medium low heat.
  • Prepare the ham: Line a 9×13 inch pan with aluminum foil. If scoring the ham, lightly score the top into diamond shapes and place the ham in the pan. If using whole cloves, put them in between the lines you scored, but remove before cutting and eating.
  • Brush the glaze on and bake the ham: Brush the glaze on top and create a foil tent over the ham. Bake the ham according to how many pounds you have. Usually 15 minutes per pound. Brush the glaze over the ham every 15 minutes.
  • Broil the ham: Once the ham is cooked, remove the foil tent and caramelize the top by turning the oven to broil and letting the ham get dark for about 3-5 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and pour remaining glaze over the top.
  • Sweetener: instead of honey try using maple syrup or add a little extra brown sugar. 
  • Syrup: if you do not have dark corn syrup on hand, molasses works great in replace of it.
  • Spices: you can omit garlic clove if you would like. This is an optional ingredient and try cinnamon or nutmeg in replace of it.
  • Extra flavoring: add pineapple juice or apple cider over top. Even orange juice or cranberry juice for a fruitier flavor.
Honey glazed ham sliced on a plate

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