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bourbon honey glazed ham

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Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy kope
el mirage, AZ

My niece made this for Easter a few years and now we make it every Easter. It is soo good. Thanks Maria!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love cooking with bourbon when it's combined with something sweet and savory. The glaze becomes thick as it cooks. As it cooled a bit, it becomes even thicker. Bourbon adds a little something to the glaze but does not have a harsh alcohol taste. The flavors of the orange marmalade, bourbon, and honey are perfect in this glaze.

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Ingredients For bourbon honey glazed ham

  • 2/3 c
    bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 c
    clover honey
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    100 % fruit orange marmalade
  • 1
    5 lb whole bone in ham, fully cooked
  • 1/8 c
    whole cloves

How To Make bourbon honey glazed ham

Test Kitchen Tips
A 5 lb ham is small. We used an 8 lb ham and had more than enough glaze for it. If you opt for a larger ham adjust the cooking time (15-20 minutes per pound at 350 F).
  • Preheating the oven.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bourbon, honey, molasses, and marmalade reducing in a saucepan.
    In a medium saucepan, heat bourbon, honey, molasses, and marmalade over low heat for 15 minutes or until reduced by half; stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • Studding the ham with cloves.
    With a sharp knife, cut diamond pattern on the fatty part of the ham. Stud whole cloves in each diamond, at points where lines cross.
  • Brushing some of the glaze on the ham.
    Spread half of the glaze over the ham.
  • Baking in the bourbon glazed ham.
    Roast for 30 minutes, uncovered. Baste occasionally with remaining glaze and continue to roast for another 15 minutes.
  • Baked ham resting.
    Let ham stand for 20 minutes before slicing.