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Southern Honey Baked Ham

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Honey-glazed ham, only made at home and much cheaper.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole 5-10 Lb Precooked, Spiral Cut Ham (whole Or Half)
  • 1 stick Butter
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cups Honey
  • ⅛ cups Orange Juice
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Cloves

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare a pan large enough to hold the ham and its juices by lining it with a few layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, or use one of those throw-away roasting pans for easy clean up.

Combine butter, brown sugar, honey, orange juice and spices in a double boiler or heavy nonstick saucepan. Heat on low until butter is melted and ingredients are evenly mixed. (I like to use the double boiler because the hot water will keep the glaze warm as you use it for basting.)

Place ham in the prepared pan and brush it with the warm glaze.

Bake the ham for 1 to 1- 1/2 hours – depending on size of ham. (Check packaging for exact cooking times.) Brush on additional glaze every 15 minutes or so.

Watch to make sure glaze does not burn. If it’s not brown enough for your taste, you can turn the broiler on for a bit to caramelize the top. I’ve known some to even add additional glaze with some extra brown sugar added and then use a kitchen butane torch to get that store-bought effect.

Let rest for about 10-15 minutes and serve. Or you can prepare the day ahead and serve cold.

Note: you can use pineapple, apple or pear juice instead of orange juice. Also, you can cover the ham with additional foil during the first half of the cooking time to keep the top of the ham from drying out.

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mellora on 4.5.2010

We did this yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! We started out with a brown sugar cured ham. Simply amazing.

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barb on 4.3.2010

I’m doing this for Easter!!!

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Angi on 3.27.2010

We used it for our Christmas ham and now it’s become our favorite ham glaze! It’s very easy to make and the orange juice gives the glaze such a surprise tang!

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TitoSheindlin on 1.4.2010

Great glaze for a spiral sliced ham. Made this for my family Christmas 2009, turned out beautifully.

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jennwolf81 on 12.29.2009

This turned out to be a great ham! Very similar to the one my Mom and I have always made. Thanks for sharing!

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The Suzzzz on 10.29.2011

A decent glaze, good instructions. I will probably use this again but modify it.

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Stephanie on 12.27.2010

I used this on my Christmas ham and it was delish!! We had an uncut, bone-in ham, so I just made criss-crossed cuts on the outside of the ham and basted about every 45 mins. We covered with foil all but the last 15-20 mins. The ham turned out nice and moist and very tasty!

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