Bourbon Baked Ham Recipe
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Bourbon Baked Ham Recipe

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Because of its simple ingredient list, easy preparation and unbeatable flavor, this baked ham is one you'll come to rely on often. The honey-bourbon glaze not only looks lovely, but also helps to seal in the meat's juices. —Jean Adams, Waycross, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours 20 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours 20 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked spiral-sliced ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 379 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1958mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 38g protein.


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Bake at 325° for 2 hours.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook and stir until smooth.
  3. Brush ham with some of the glaze; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Bourbon Baked Ham in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2010 , p166

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[email protected] User ID: 193450 246231
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"Nice flavor. I reduced the amount of molasses, as I use full-flavor molasses and I thought it might be overpowering. I will definitely use this glaze again, next will be on a whole chicken."

modestcook User ID: 4044770 223111
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"I haven't made this yet, but it sounds great. I'm wondering if this would be the same with a ham that is not spiral cut, I prefer a ham that isn't spiral cut. Let me know what you think."

joybear1 User ID: 6324408 122853
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"This glaze will be a staple in our home."

suzisuzuki User ID: 1683460 120614
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"This is a wonderful recipe! I've already used it 1 Easters in a row and the recipients absolutely loved it.This bourbon sauce is great for ther meats as well. Absolutely delicous~~"

CometCooker User ID: 6386694 122852
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"It was really good but it wasn't very pretty with the dark glaze. Everyone said they liked it though."

doctorkb User ID: 5816474 192386
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Freaking incredible!

The one thing I've done to make it better is used a turkey baster w/syringe tip to "inject" glaze between the spiral slices during the 2-3 bastings I do."

SassyLacey User ID: 4962891 147862
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"This was really good but too much work for a glaze. I used dark rum since I had no bourbon on hand and it worked great."

iteach5 User ID: 6124838 130355
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"I forgot to mention in my review below that I used a Ready to Cook ham instead of a fully-cooked spiral ham. I cooked it a couple of hours and then glazed it. Next time I will cut back on the baking time, but it was really moist and tender anyway. Fabulous!"

iteach5 User ID: 6124838 120613
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"This recipe is defintely a keeper! I made it a couple of nights ago, and my husband and I both loved it. I used home-made sorghum molasses which is very sweet, so I cut back to 1/4 cup. I also used 3/4 cup honey instead of the full cup. It still made a lot of glaze and was plenty sweet. Kudos!"

elle0080 User ID: 5119802 174977
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"Used this recipe for my Easter ham and it got rave reviews. Only thing to change is to cook it for only 1 1/2 hours and I did it covered with foil to retain moisture. The glaze was yummy and easy!"

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