Honey Glazed Ham

Honey Glazed Ham

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
601 Calories
29g Fat
46g Carbs
41g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 601
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 2631mg 114%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 41g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

For your holiday dinner, this recipe for honey glazed ham is simply spectacular. Make sure to read how to heat a fully cooked ham for more tips. The glaze on this ham is rich and thick, spiced with cardamom, cloves, and pepper. 


  • 5 to 6 pound fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Place ham cut side down in a foil-lined roasting pan.

  2. Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern. Place the whole cloves in the scored intersections.

  3. Combine corn syrup, cardamom, honey, butter, brown sugar, orange juice, and pepper in the top half of a double boiler, and heat until the butter melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Keep this glaze in the top of a double boiler, over hot water, while the ham is baking.

  4. Brush glaze over ham, then cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the warm honey glaze.

  5. During the last 5 minutes of baking time, remove the foil and turn on broiler to caramelize the glaze. Watch the ham carefully during the broiling time! Remove ham from oven, cover with foil, and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

  6. Serve the pan juices on the side to drizzle over each slice of ham. This will keep each slice of ham moist while it's being served.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.