Horseradish Honey Ham Recipe
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Horseradish Honey Ham Recipe

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When my husband and I first tasted this delicious ham, we were surprised to learn that the sauce included horseradish. That secret ingredient definitely is the key to its tangy taste. I serve it for Easter and Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup honey, warmed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 223 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1500mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Cut ham into 1/4-in. slices and tie with kitchen string. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  2. Combine honey and cloves; drizzle over ham. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours, basting often with drippings.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar, horseradish and lemon juice. Baste ham with brown sugar sauce, allowing sauce to drip down between the slices. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 140°. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Horseradish Honey Ham in Country Woman March/April 2000, p31

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Nanette W. User ID: 1390366 244879
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Best ham ever."

dnt7090 User ID: 5897205 76413
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"I make this ham EVERY time I make ham! It is by far the best ham I have ever made and my family isn't even that fond of horseradish. I have shared this recipe with all of my friends!"

missalyssa User ID: 5635468 76412
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"I have made this recipe 3 times and it has been a hit every time. Whenever the holidays come around and I am preparing to make a ham, my husband begs me to make this recipe. No wonder its a contest winner! Truly amazing!!"

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