5 from 1 vote
Review Recipe

Honey Baked Ham

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Honey Baked Ham is tender and juicy with a delicious honey glaze. 
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  • 1 spiral ham 8-10 lbs
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard optional

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  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.

  2. Remove the packaging and the plastic disk from the bottom of the ham. Place ham in a shallow roasting pan, cut side down.

  3. Bake for 13-16 minutes per pound until ham reaches 135°F.

  4. Combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

  5. Once the ham reaches 135°F, remove ham from the oven. Turn the oven up to 425°F. Brush the ham generously with the honey glaze. (I do 2-3 coats of glaze).

  6. Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes or until ham reaches 140°F and glaze is browned.

  7. Remove the ham from the oven and rest at least 15 minutes before cutting. Spoon juices over the ham before serving if desired.

Recipe Notes

The shapes and sizes of ham can vary, to get the best results, use a thermometer to ensure your ham reaches 140°F but doesn't overcook.
Cloves can be substituted with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon or other warm spices.
Nutritional information is an estimate only.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 331, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 1363mg, Potassium: 334mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 24g, Vitamin A: 55%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Honey Baked Ham