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Honey Baked Ham with a sweet, caramelized glaze is the star of the show on any holiday table! There’s no need to spend extra time and money ordering this popular main dish when you can make this delicious, impressive copycat baked ham recipe at home.
Sweet, crunchy, salty, smokey, and juicy…did that get your attention? I hope so, but if it didn’t, how about this…Honey Baked Ham. And to make all this even better, you can skip ordering online and waiting in the hour-long pick-up line. With this copycat recipe, you can make a fantastic holiday ham at home!
Over the past couple of years, I’ve had emails and texts from readers requesting a honey baked ham recipe. I’d never thought of making a copycat version of that super popular dish, but I decided to try it. Why? Well, I figured I could come up with a similar recipe that would be just as delicious, easy to make at home and save quite a bit of money and time.
The result? Success! This Copycat Honey Baked Ham Recipe is over-the-top delicious.
In This Post You’ll Find:
Ingredients To Make A Honey Baked Ham At Home
- Bone-in ham, spiral cut that is fully cooked – discard the flavor pack in the ham package.
- Unsalted Butter
- Granulated Sugar
- Kosher Salt
- Onion Powder
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Ginger
Scroll Down For Measurements And Instructions
Tools To Help Make This Recipe
This recipe doesn’t require any fancy tools, but I do have a couple of recommendations to help make things easy:
What’s The Best Ham For This Recipe?
There are a few reasons I like to use a bone-in ham instead of a boneless ham for this recipe:
- The bone helps keep the ham tender and juicy.
- A spiral cut ham with the bone in makes serving easy.
- I save the bone and any leftover ham for Slow Cooker Ham, White Bean Soup, or Ham And Cheese Strata casserole.
How Do You Make A Honey Baked Ham?
This show-stopper recipe is uncomplicated and relatively simple to make.
- Heat the oven and move the oven rack to the lower third of the oven. Prep the roasting dish by lining it with aluminum foil. Take the ham out of the packaging and toss out the glaze packet. Place the ham and water in the roasting dish. Stir the melted butter, honey, and Dijon mustard together and drizzle over the ham and between the slices.
- Flip the ham to cut side down in the roasting pan and cover with foil. Bake for 13 minutes per pound, or until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the ham.
- Make the sugar coating by mixing the sugar and spices. Remove the foil from the ham and turn it on its side. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over the ham. Set the oven to broil and place in ham in the oven until the sugar has caramelized.
- Add the remaining sugar mixture and 3 to 4 tablespoons of the ham juices from the pan to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until thick. Brush or pour the glaze over the ham. Place back under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes until the edges are crispy, and the glaze is a dark golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let the ham rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Add a ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves and allspice to add more warm spice flavor.
- If you are unsure how to use a broiler, you can use a hand-held blow torch to caramelize the sugar coating and the glaze on the ham.
- Spiral hams make serving easy. After removing the slices, use a sharp knife to cut any other ham chucks off the bone to use in soups, salads, and casseroles.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Leftover ham can be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to three months.
What To Serve With Baked Glazed Ham
The list of side dishes to serve with baked ham is endless, whether for brunch, on a lunch buffet, for dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter.
- Southern Candied Yams
- Crock Pot Maple Bacon Green Beans
- Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon
- Grape Salad
- Easy Roasted Broccoli
- Waldorf Salad
- Crock Pot Creamed Corn
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- Heat the oven to 325 degrees and move the oven rack to the lower third of the oven.
- Line a deep roasting dish with foil. Unwrap the ham and discard the glaze packet. Place ham and water in the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, honey, and dijon mustard. Spoon the mixture over the ham and in between the slices. Turn the ham to cut side down in the baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake the ham for 13 minutes per pound or until an instant-read thermometer reads 140 degrees.
- Make the sugar coating by mixing the sugar, salt, onion powder, cinnamon, ginger and paprika in a small bowl. Remove the foil from the ham and turn it on its side. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over the ham. Set the oven to broil and place in ham in oven until the sugar has caramelized.
- Add the remaining sugar mixture and 3 to 4 tablespoons of the ham juices from the pan to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until thick. Brush or pour the glaze over the ham. Place back under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes until the edges are crispy and the glaze is a dark golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.