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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 ounces ham equals 379 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 1958 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 38 g 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 Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p166

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

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

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~~"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

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

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