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honey glazed ham

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Maureen Cooper
Tilbury, ON

My in-laws just love this ham. The ham comes out moist and juicy. Makes great leftovers for ham sandwiches.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The honey glaze on this holiday ham is sweet, sticky, and the perfect complement to the salty ham. Studding the baked ham with cloves adds a hint of spice. This recipe does take a little babysitting because the glaze needs to be reapplied every 15 minutes, but it's worth it. The glaze caramelized and gets super sticky and yummy. A fantastic ham for Christmas or Easter.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For honey glazed ham

  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    whole cloves
  • 1/4 c
    corn syrup, dark
  • 2 c
  • 2/3 c
    butter, softened

How To Make honey glazed ham

  • Heating corn syrup, butter, and honey in a saucepan.
    In the top half of a double boiler, heat the corn syrup, honey and butter. Keep glaze warm while baking ham.
  • Scored and studded ham on a rack.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (165 degrees C). Score ham, and stud with the whole cloves. Place ham in a foil-lined pan for easy cleanup.
  • Brushing the glaze over the ham.
    Brush glaze over ham, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Important: Baste ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the honey glaze.
  • Ham baking in the oven.
    During the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking, turn on the broiler to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving.