Jim's Honey-Glazed Ham Recipe
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Jim's Honey-Glazed Ham Recipe

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This aroma of this ham cooking in the oven is absolutely wonderful. It comes out moist, juicy and lightly browned.—Jim Whelan, Sebastian, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces: 291 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1418mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (38g sugars, trace fiber), 25g protein


  1. Score the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Place on a rack in a well-greased foil-lined roasting pan. Add water to pan. In a small bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, cloves and mustard; pour over ham.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, basting with pan juices often. Add additional water to the pan if necessary. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Jim's Honey-Glazed Ham in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p43

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"This did not turn out at all as I expected! The diamond cuts were dry. The glaze was more like caramel then a glaze. Didn't taste like a honey glaze. even my kids said it was dry."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"I loved the flavor of the Honey Glaze. I guess I don't like fully cooked boneless hams. Next time I will use the glaze on a bone-in ham."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"This recipe was the first ham I cooked for company and it was amaaaazing!! Didn't have cloves so I used nutmeg instead, and we used the remaining sauce as a glaze. My boyfriend doesn't normally like ham (too salty he says), but the ingredients perfectly balanced out the salt. Will definitely be my go-to recipe for future."

Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"Best glaze ever! Not just for ham. Great for smoked pork chops - marinate than grill! Family favorite - my Grandson calls it my 'Secret Sauce'!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Super good! I make this for Sunday dinners and holidays. Family loves it."

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