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Jim’s Honey-Glazed Ham

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting with pan juices often. Add additional water to the pan if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces: 291 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1418mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Lisa
    Nov 28, 2020

    I used old country brand deli ham and I made this glaze and put it in the oven for about an hour and the ham came out good although it being a deli ham and the glaze gravy you can sprinkle over individual sliced ham I thought I ruin the deli ham it has come out good.

  • Nicki
    Dec 24, 2017

    I love this recipe. I was a little pressed for time and needed the oven for other things when I made this. Last. I put it in the crockpot with a liner and no water and flpped it halfway through. It came out more tender and the honey and clove flavor really came through the entire ham instead of just the outside. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Raizac
    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.

  • DaisysMom129
    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.

  • MachaSkellington
    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.

  • Fab4Gramma
    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'!

  • karen curnes
    Feb 4, 2012

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

  • gfbaker
    Nov 23, 2011

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  • kitchenmouseof5
    Aug 8, 2011

    This is great in baking pork steaks or chops.

  • kitchenmouseof5
    Jan 1, 2011

    Awsome, My family loves it. I also will add pineapple next time.