Kentucky Bourbon Glazed Ham

Dana Moore AKA: Southern Gals Cook


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.

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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20 Min
1 Hr


How to Make Kentucky Bourbon Glazed Ham


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut ham in half creating 2 halves. Carefully separate slices (one by one) finishing the cut.
  3. Whisk together brown sugar, mustard, and bourbon.
  4. 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.
  5. Layer ham in a roasting pan in a single layer. It’s okay if pieces overlap.
  6. Pour remaining bourbon mixture over the ham. Spritz with bourbon.
  7. Cover and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. When ham is done, remove cover and spritz with bourbon just before serving.

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About Kentucky Bourbon Glazed Ham

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern

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