Champagne Baked Ham Recipe
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Champagne Baked Ham Recipe

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Champagne, brown sugar and honey combine to make a beautiful glossy glaze. The ham slices turn out tender and juicy every time. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma
Featured In: Champagne Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (9 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups Champagne
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

7 ounce-weight: 295 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 2357mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g 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, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until glaze is reduced by half. Remove from the heat.
  3. Baste ham with glaze; bake 30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting twice with glaze. Serve with remaining glaze. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Champagne Baked Ham in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Mamacheese2004 User ID: 2528734 258190
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"I made this ham quite awhile back, during one of my mother in law's first visits to our home. Everyone loved the ham, including my husband who doesn't usually care for ham. He said it's the best ham he's ever had! It is really good, and quite easy as well."

joniotto User ID: 1827180 173221
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"My family loved this for Easter dinner - husband said it was my best ham yet! :)"

sherryrsp User ID: 5876655 163152
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Superb! I made this ham for our family Christmas dinner and was told by a handful of relatives that this is the best ham they had ever tasted. I didn't have honey on hand so used dark corn syrup instead and it may have been even better because of it. Also, I used a very old bottle of inexpensive champagne that was in the cupboard and it didn't matter"

martinna User ID: 2142710 173220
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010 Edited Dec. 8, 2013

"Made this ham for Christmas dinner, and everyone loved it. I saved the glaze from the bottom of the roasting pan and served it on the side for those that wanted it. Will definitely make this again, and thanks for sharing the recipe!"

LsBee User ID: 5572120 178845
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Delicious glaze! I used a sweet champagne, which worked very well with the ham. Such an easy dinner to make - you'll have your dinner guests raving (and thinking you've been slaving away at the oven). And who minds toasting to a delicious dinner to come with the leftover champagne?!"

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