Bourbon-Spiced Glazed Ham

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 3 hours


16 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023
This amazing bourbon-spiked ham makes a wonderful main course for a holiday feast. And leftovers (if there are any) make delicious sandwiches. —Karen Sublett-Young, Princeton, Indiana
Bourbon-Spiced Glazed Ham Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 7 to 9 pounds fully cooked bone-in ham


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first 4 ingredients. Add ham; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Remove ham from marinade and place on a rack in a roasting pan; reserve remaining marinade, placing it in the refrigerator until ready to baste.
  3. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Bake, covered, 2 hours.
  4. Baste with about half the reserved marinade. Bake, uncovered, basting the ham twice more during the first half hour, until a thermometer reads 140°, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked ham: 182 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1043mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.