Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 cup clover honey
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup 100 percent fruit orange marmalade
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (5-pound) whole bone-in smoked ham, fully cooked, unsliced
  • 1/8 cup whole cloves
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium saucepan, heat bourbon, honey, molasses, and marmalade over low heat for 15 minutes or until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. (When measuring honey and molasses, spray measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray to keep measurements accurate.) Set aside.

With a sharp knife, cut a diamond pattern on the fatty part of the ham. Stud whole cloves in each diamond, at points where lines cross. Spread half of the bourbon glaze over the ham and roast for 30 minutes, uncovered. Baste occasionally with remaining glaze and continue to roast for another 15 minutes. Let ham stand for 20 minutes before slicing.


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Great tasting glaze. I read all 89 reviews before trying this recipe and listened to the advise of the many persons that tried this recipe. This recipe was a hit with the family. The few persons who had a bad review for this recipe should try it again cause they did something wrong. I didn't even follow the recipe that closely and it came out great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is without a doubt the best ham glaze recipe I have ever made. I did not have orange marmalade; so I used apricot. I believe it wouldn't have made a difference. Either one would be delicious. The timing on the ham did, however seem insufficient. My ham weighed 5lbs., and after 30 minutes, the temp was only about 115 degrees. It took 50 minutes to get the temperature to 145 degrees, at which point, I took the ham out of the oven to let it rest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recpe. My whole family just loved it and wats it again very soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good everyone loved!! Followed recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a big hit at my family christmas last year! I wasn't too sure about this recipe because i always did brown sugar glaze.. but this time there was NO leftovers!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this over 5 years ago and got rave reviews... after getting so many requests to repeat this I served it again... you guessed it, rave reviews! Both times I have served this I got numerous requests for the recipe. Subtracted one star because I had to cover it to prevent burning, which is not in the recipe, then cook uncovered for a while, so I got confused as to how long to cook. Luckily the ham I bought was fully cooked so I wasn't too worried. Also, I added a 1/2 inch of water to the bottom of the pan, but I'm guessing you don't have to if your pan is appropriately sized for your ham, mine was a little big. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This glaze was a huge hit with my crew. And believe me when I say they aren't easy to please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh My Goodness; The glazed is very tasty. I made the ham a day before Christmas and I had to have a slice. The aroma and taste is amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
love this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not usually a huge fan of ham, but I LOVED this fast and easy glaze - so did everyone in my family! The glaze is also delicious on pork chops! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my mother is allergic to oranges, so I used apricot preserves, and it was tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best glaze I have ever had on a ham. My husband had brought a smoked bone in ham home for Christmas eve dinner. We followed the recipe to a t except we cooked it in an electric roaster. We basted the ham about every 15 minutes and when the ham was done after about 45 minutes total....the smell was fabulous! We cut the remaining ham up for leftovers and it made the most delicious ham sandwiches ever. I will use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding! Guests raved and raved about this dish. Skin was super tasty! Had a huge Whole Foods ham for Christmas and there was still a ton of glaze leftover. Great for leftovers :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a member of the Coffee-Mate Brew Crew and I must say this ham looks very tasty, I will show this recipe to my mom and hopefully she could hook some up soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this delicious and easy glaze! My brother-in-law loved it so much I'm making it for Christmas dinner at their house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have my own ham as we raise hogs, and my own honey... can't wait to throw this together next week! Will also go with the pineapple juice, great tip! I love recipes using many ingredients I already have on hand, especially ones that use what I grow or raise myself. Nice to see Coffee-Mate here too... check out their Peppermint Mocha cheesecake recipe! I am member of Coffee-Mate's Brew Crew. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is wonderful. I used it on a spiral ham. Everyone enjoyed the fabulous flavor it added to the ham. Is this something new, advertising on the Foodnetwork review page ? Take out an ad somewhere else. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe every year for Thanksgiving. Everyone looks forward to it. Just the name alone makes people ask for more. (I always add extra bourbon!) Make sure you baste often and clean the pan right after you take it out of oven or you will regret cleaning off the marmalade. item not reviewed by moderator and published
moist and tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make without the hassel! Love it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
i loved this glaze ... found that if i didnt put the glaze on till half way done the glaze didnt burn ... come on ladies ..use ur heads if ur burning the glaze... i subbed out the orange marmalade with pineapple preserves ...everyone loved it !!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS HAM IS THE BEST EVER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really wanted this to work. I had my daughter and her coworkers over for a holiday dinner party and decided to make this. I noticed the ladies almost all took one bite and left the rest. I was so disappointed. My daughter confided to me later that the recipe tasted funny. The glaze was a hodge-podge of flavor and too sweet. Also, it took me quite a long time to get the glaze off my roasting pan. Just wanted to warn everyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last year and got rave revuesj. I used Orange Blossom honey, sweeter than clover honey and I used spiral cut ham. The flavor got inside the ham. This is a good resipe. Going to do it again next week. Good luch H. Pitt item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this several years ago for Easter and it was such a hit that I started making it for every major holiday. So delicious with a sugary honey crust--and so easy on a holiday. Cook up the sauce and throw it into the oven and you'll have a whole holiday to sit around! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this ham for Easter and it was awesome. The ham was juicy and very flavorful. I will certainly make this again. It is a winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
really easy to make but it wasnt the greatest. The sauce had a very odd flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
By far the best ham ive ever had. My entire family loved it and there were no leftovers. I am learning to cook and this was the best recipe for anyone to use if your learning how to cook. The instructions are easy and tastes great item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my gosh what a good ham...and I don't even like ham! THE BEST! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This ham was delicious. Very moist. I did skip the cloves as they were too expensive in my store. I also substituted apricot jam for the orange. I would make it again., item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have served this ham twice and it receives great reviews!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We invited 2 guests for Thanksgiving and ended up with 15! This recipe provided a great last minute addition to the turkey we had already purchased, and it was a hit with our guests. After tasting the leftovers the next day, the sauce seemed to mellow and the flavors were better blended, so if you have time I would recommend you make it the day before. I will be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this-I always look for orange flavors/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it instead of traditional ham preps. Deep, savory flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a family get-together and it was wonderful. The only issue was that the bees kept trying to get into the house while I was cooking! I guess it was the honey - the recipe was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy to make, delicious, holiday ham. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The family loved it for Christmas dinner! Very easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the grown ups at my little boy's birthday party. Everyone LOVED it!!! You can just slice some off and let people pick at it in the pan!!! And the sauce is fantastic!!! My husband made such a mess pulling off ham and dipping it in the sauce. I couldn't even take the pan off the stove. It was gone before the night was over (which was bad because I was counting on leftovers!!!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only was this easy to make, but it was absolutley delicious. It was fork tender. Just amazing....there were no leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved it and thought I bought the ham at the "store". I would probably use less molasses or leave it out altogether the next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Then you should try this recipe! I've been trying and searching for that perfect flavor for my Holiday hams and finally found one that not only did I love but my entire family and all my guests loved and kept coming back for more!! My kids who don't really like ham absolutely loved this one. I used a spiral cut ham and followed the recipe and it was fantastic...the juices were wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, the ham was the first to go during Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this ham recipe for my Christmas dinner. Ingredients were easy to get and the recipe easy to make. Everyone loved it and had seconds. My boyfriend said it was the best ham he ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make & delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
doubled this recipe for a whole ham. The glazed stuck to ham, tasted incredible, looked beautiful. I will use this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
negative reviews were inane. This glaze would only be bitter if you put on too many cloves.Also, you can throttle back on marmalade and don't burn the glaze by using too hot an oven! For a better "alcohol" taste, replace bourbon with Remy Martin cognac item not reviewed by moderator and published
My dear friend Cloris Leachman makes this succulent Ham every year for Hanukkah. I bring that decadent blue cake. We drink 'tinis and chat about old times. Thanks Sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make sure you taste it before you use it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The glaze was so nasty and bitter and burned tasting that the whole ham was inedible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and soooooo good. We put it on the barbeque in a foil roasting pan and it comes out TO DIE FOR!! Thanks Sandra!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an awsome and quite easy recipe to follow and make. The only suggestion is when diamonding the ham cut a little bit deeper than the fatty skin part so that the glaze could seep into the ham for a sweeter tasting ham. All in all this was a hit for both sides of the family, hers and mine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The glaze was horrible. It had a cloying sweetness and an overwhelming taste of bourbon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first holiday where I was in charge and this recipe made it so easy. The meat was so tender and the taste was amazing. The whole family raved about it! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ham was a bit dry, but that may have been my fault. The glaze was awful. I'll avoid that at all costs from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This glaze was just terrible. It totally ruined my ham. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like the bourbon item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really wasn't that great. It was very sweet but that's all. I'm going to keep looking for another recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious. I've forward to many friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the mistake of serving this over Christmas. With Easter just around the corner, I don't want others to make the same blunder. This glaze is terribly sweet and bitter at the same time. It burns at the temperature given in the recipe, which makes it taste even more black and bitter. My family has told me that under no circumstances am I to use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too much sweet. We ate it last Sunday but we had a lot of leftovers. Usually my kids like sandwiches with the leftovers but not with this one. I'm going to try Alton Brown's recipe next. It looks like it has a lot more balance to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too much sweet stuff going on. There was no balance. Just too sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This ham was amazing!! I made it for new year, and it was so juicy. I had to alter it slightly though, my mother is allergic to orange, so I used apricot preserves. We could not get enough of this!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the bestham ever very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for New Year's only without the Bourbon and I used Apricot jelly instead of the Marmalade and it was a hit!! Everyone asked when I was going to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had watched Sandra make this one day and thought it would taste great. If you like a sweet ham, but not too sweet, this is an awesome recipe. TO keep the glaze from burning while it hit the bottom of the pan while cooking, I placed the ham on a roasting rack within the pan and used a cup of water and a cup of orange juice at the bottom of the pan. When the ham was done, it all made a great gravy for the ham, even though it was so tasty, it didn't even really need it. For those who thought the marmalade was bitter, might have mistaken orange bitter for maramlade...makes a big difference. I can't wait to have the opportunity to make this savory ham again. Thanks, Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
All 28 of my dinner guest loved this. Almost everyone asked and took left overs home. My kids and their attachments came the next day and finished it off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son and I made this together. It was fun for both of us. We really enjoy working together in the kitchen. My son is 11 and very handy. It was not the best ham I have ever had, but my family enjoyed it for Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only try this if you like the bitter taste of mamelade. I made this at xmas and it was not well liked. Very sweet and bitter with the marmelade. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the marmalade!!! This glaze was amazing! Some ovens are hotter than others, so make sure to check on the ham often and turn it down if needed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have the same quests for Christmas every year, and they said this was the best ham I've ever served them. Thank you :) It was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a 13 pound ham with this recipe for about 15 people, and there was nothing left of it. The glaze made it so so good, that people were useing some of the leftover glaze as as asauce for the ham. I kept sticking a finger in to taste it, and I couldn't stop. I would call this a finger licking good glaze. This was the very first ham that i had ever done, and now I have to make it every year for both sides of my family. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. It was so easy to prepare too item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone absolutely loved this!!!! Each and every good review is by the same person? Hmmmmm. Even if it was true, why would I care? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I'm rating a recipe. I made this for Thankgiving along side the turkey . I got raved reviews. Everyone loved it, even more than the turkey! Everyone wanted the recipe. This recipe is definanty a keeper. Thanks Sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am surprised that no one mentioned that the sugar in the glaze made it burn. This happened to me!! I might try it again but will omit the marmelade (no one liked that part) and maybe make it with maple. AND TURN DOWN THE OVEN!! LOL item not reviewed by moderator and published
The glaze wasn't really that great. No big improvement over the little packet that comes with it. Too orange tasting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The glaze was amazing. Marmalade isn't bitter? We loved this glaze. item not reviewed by moderator and published
And it was slightly bitter from the marmalade. No one liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! I'm glad I tried this ham, it's delicious. This glaze did not overpower the meat. How can a glaze overpower a huge ham? I am amazed at the inane comments here though. First time rating one of her recipes... I guess this poor host has a following of jealous people with too much time on their hands. ??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The glaze was far too sweet. A little sweetness is the perfect compliment to the salty ham, but this glaze overpowers the meat. I would not recommend it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine looked alot better than her's on the show. That was a horror! It tasted fine. Got a compliment or two, but I've certainly had much better glazes. Alot depends on the quality of the ham you are buying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you find this diffucult to serve you should let your Grandma do the cooking. My whole family/extended family loved this ham. I used an electric knife to cut it instead of whacking it on the counter. That way you can keep more of the delicious glaze on the ham. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful alternative to the traditional mustard, clove, brown sugar recepies. Everyone absolutely loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was a common belief that "all alcohol cooks off." But science now shows that this is not the case. Just type this on a google search: "Does alcohol cook off" As far as this recipe goes, the alcohol simmers for 15 minutes and is baked on the ham for another 45 minutes, so only 25% of the alcohol remains. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I feel sorry for all you diabetics-in-waiting who think this is a good way to prepare ham. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very good glaze and yes alcohol cooks of(what a idiot). Dont be afraid too try this its very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Alton Brown on the Food Network channel and he clearly stated that alcohol does NOT all cook off. I doubt this would be bad for children but you are incorrect in stating that the alcohol will be cooked off. After all, if I heat a cup of vodka for 15 minutes, it will still be vodka. Do you really believe all the alcohol will magically disappear and leave harmless potato juice behind? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe ONE TIME. I'm not sure I'll make it again. It didn't have a BAD taste, but I could REALLY taste the flavor of the Jack Daniels that I used. Needless to say, I'm not a big fan of Jack. Also, the person who said "keep this away from your kids" is crazy! Your kids aren't going to get drunk by eating ham cooked with alcohol. For the millionth time....THE ALCOHOL COOKS OFF! Don't people WATCH the Food Network? This is not rocket science as Emeril would say. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The glaze rocks!! My husband said this was the best ham he had ever had and it melts in your mouth. I will be making this again for company. Thanks!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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