Bourbon, Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham


1 boned-in smoked ham (About 10 lbs.)

¼ cup bourbon

1 cup honey

¼ cup whole-grain mustard

½ cup packed dark brown sugar

½ stick unsalted butter



1st step

Heat the oven to 350 degrees and arrange a rack in the lower third. Remove any plastic packaging or netting from the ham. Trim away any excess fat, leaving about a ¼ inch layer all over. Set the ham aside to rest at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.

2nd step

Then, line a baking sheet with several sheets of aluminum foil. After that, place the ham (cut side down) on the baking sheet and cover it with a piece of parchment paper. When doing that, then tightly cover the ham and parchment paper with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.

3rd step

Meanwhile, combine the remaining bourbon, honey, whole-grain mustard, brown sugar and unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the brown sugar has completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Set aside and let cool to lukewarm.

4th step

Remove it from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Discard the foil and parchment paper. Score a 1 inch wide diamond pattern, ¼ inch deep, over the entire ham using a sharp knife.

5th step

Brush the ham with a quarter of the glaze and return it to the oven. Bake the ham uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and brush it with ¼ of the glaze and repeat every 15 minutes until all of the glaze has been used and a dark golden-brown crust has formed, about 55 to 60 minutes total. Let the glazed ham rest for about 20 to 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Glazed Ham

Meaning of Glaze

A meat topping that is spread over a Ham is a prior to baking in order to enhance the flavor of the meat – after it has finished baking and thus to help keep the Ham moist and tender in texture too. Typically, a Ham Glaze will be thick and somewhat gummy in texture, and always pourable or spreadable.

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