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kentucky bourbon glazed ham

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dana Moore AKA: Southern Gals Cook
Alvaton, KY

Kentucky is known for its fine bourbon. But when you use it as a glaze for ham, the results are out of this world delicious. This is one of my most requested meats when catering.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The method of cooking in this recipe makes the baked ham flavorful and juicy. Slicing it before baking and dipping each slice into the glaze, makes sure each slice is full of flavor. The glaze itself is both sweet and tangy and mixes with the natural juices of the ham. Bourbon adds a robust slightly smoky flavor that goes well with the savory ham. The alcohol cooks out leaving behind its yummy flavor. This is a different type of ham and would be delicious for a holiday meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 25 -30
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For kentucky bourbon glazed ham

  • 1
    spiral sliced ham
  • 1 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    Grey Poupon Dijon mustard (no substitutes)
  • 1/4 c
    Kentucky bourbon

How To Make kentucky bourbon glazed ham

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slicing the ham into pieces.
    Cut ham in half creating 2 halves. Carefully separate slices (one by one) finishing the cut.
  • Ready to mix together brown sugar, mustard, and bourbon.
    Whisk together brown sugar, mustard, and bourbon.
  • Dipping ham slices into the glaze.
    Dip pieces of ham in bourbon mixture shaking off excess. You just want a very thin coating on the ham. Instead of dipping, you can coat the ham with your hand if you'd like.
  • Layering the ham in a baking dish.
    Layer ham in a roasting pan in a single layer. It’s okay if pieces overlap.
  • Spritzing the ham with bourbon.
    Pour remaining bourbon mixture over the ham. Spritz with bourbon.
  • Covering the ham with foil.
    Cover and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. When ham is done, remove cover and spritz with bourbon just before serving.