Spice-Rubbed Ham

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3-1/4 hours + standing


24 servings

Updated: Nov. 24, 2023
This low carb ham recipe is perfect—sweet and smoky, with just enough clove and ginger flavor to let you know you're in for a holiday treat. —Sharon Tipton, Winter Garden, Florida


  • 1 fully cooked semi-boneless ham (8 to 10 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whole cloves


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Combine the mustard, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon; rub over ham. Insert 1 clove in each diamond.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Cover and bake 1-3/4 to 2 hours longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Discard cloves. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked ham: 139 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.