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Easy Honey-Baked Ham

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Easy Honey-Baked Ham
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 12

This traditional bone-in honey-glazed ham recipe may look fancy, but is totally easy to make. Whether you are in charge of Easter brunch or need a new Sunday dinner in your meal rotation, this recipe only requires four (yes, four!) ingredients to come together—and that includes the simple pantry staples required for the delicious honey glaze! Bonus: If you have leftovers, slices of this ham are perfect for next-day ham sandwiches, soups and casseroles. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 1, 2019

Ingredients

6
to 8 lb fully cooked smoked bone-in ham
1/4
cup honey
1/4
cup packed light brown sugar
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Place ham on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast 12 to 16 minutes per pound or until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of ham reads 120°F.
  • 2
    Remove ham from oven. Pour drippings from pan. Cut fat surface of ham lightly in uniform diamond shapes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix honey, brown sugar and Dijon mustard; brush on ham. Roast uncovered about 20 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 135°F. Cover ham with tent of foil; let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 140°F.
  • 4
    Place ham on carving board or platter face down. Using a sharp carving knife, cut in half next to bone.
  • 5
    Place boneless side of ham fat side up; cut slices. Cut remaining slices from bone-in portion, cutting away from bone.

Expert Tips

  • Cross-hatching the surface of the ham before applying the glaze ensures that the ham catches as much glaze as possible. This glaze also works on your favorite boneless ham.
  • Make your ham extra special with a delicious twist by adding your favorite fruit preserves or juice to your glaze.
  • Not sure how much ham to make for your dinner party? Generally, planning for 1/2 pound of ham per person is a good rule to follow. Some guests may eat more, some eat less, but this rule should help your planning. For example, if you are serving 12 people, a six-pound ham (like called for in this honey baked ham recipe) should be plenty!
  • This baked ham recipe calls for bone-in ham. Bone-in ham tends to have more flavor than boneless ham. And, as a bonus, you can use the bone to make soup, like our Easy Slow-Cooker Ham Bone Soup!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
1520mg
63%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Hosting a get-together? This easy baked ham recipe will wow your guests with its sweet glaze made from honey, Dijon mustard and light brown sugar. When choosing the right ham for your table, it’s important to keep two things in mind: size and type. A good estimate for how much you can prepare for your guests is a 1/2 lb. of ham per person. This recipe feeds 12 to 14 people depending on the size of ham you use. Avoid supermarket hams that come with liquid added. Instead, focus on hams with “no water added” or “with natural juices” on the label to get the most meat for your money. While a boneless ham may seem easier for eating, choosing a bone-in ham will yield better tasting results. It also serves as a great reference to check your ham for doneness. Bonus, you can even use the leftover bone to flavor broths and soups in the future! From turning leftovers into dinner to rolling them up into appetizers, there are even more delicious and simple ways to use ham in your next meal. Need a refresher? We break down the best method to cook ham in the oven in our comprehensive how-to guide. You’ll be a pro in no time.

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