Bourbon Glazed Ham

Add a splash of bourbon to a simple mustard and brown sugar glaze to compliment the smoky flavors of this precooked ham.


16 servings


1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham (9 to 10 pound)
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground mustard
1/4 cup bourbon or apple juice


Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Spray shallow roasting pan or 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan with cooking spray. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow pan. Score outside of ham in diamond pattern; insert cloves into diamond shapes. (To make inserting cloves easier, use small paring knife or toothpick to make small holes before inserting cloves.) Insert ovenproof meat thermometer in thickest part of ham. Bake 1 hour.

In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, mustard and bourbon. Brush 1/2 of brown sugar mixture evenly over ham.

Bake 30 minutes. Brush with remaining brown sugar mixture. Bake 40 to 50 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 140°F (60°C). If pan drippings start to burn, add up to 1/4 cup water to pan.

Remove ham from oven; cover with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes for easier carving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Stand Time: 15 minutes

Additional Information

The larger amount of molasses gives dark brown sugar its darker color and stronger flavor.

Use any leftover ham to make sandwiches and save the bone for making soup!

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8 g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 1660 mg; Total Carbohydrate 16 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 13 g), Protein 29 g; Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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