This quick and easy Honey Baked Ham recipe is perfect for the holidays! If you are entertaining this year you want this on your menu. The sweetness from the honey glaze is the perfect pair to this savory juicy ham. The final broiling step makes it amazing! Your guests will be asking for seconds and thirds, plus wanting the recipe for themselves!
Honey Baked Ham
I was talking to one of my buddies about what to make for Easter. It’s a big holiday and there’s Easter menu planning to be done, right?!! I’m thinking Ham served with some Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Crock Pot Baked Potatoes and maybe some Crock Pot Creamed Corn with maybe an Apple Crisp for dessert? YUM!!!
Anyway, she was telling me about how everyone loves Honey Baked Ham. It’s a must make, but then she was telling me about the line… What? She told me she waited in line for 45 minutes for a $75.00 ham to feed her family!
Now we all love that sweet honey glaze. It pairs perfectly with the savory juicy ham. But I’d be hard-pressed to stand in line for almost an hour to get a ham!
Good news? You won’t need to! Make this copycat Honey Baked Ham at home. You’ll save time and money and be so proud of your meal!
Honey Baked Ham Recipe
I couldn’t stop snitching pieces of this ham after I got done making it. I mean, a chef has got to test her work before serving it, right?
Do you have to cook a ham?
A smoked ham is fully cooked, so really what you’re doing is warming it up! Hot out of the oven the ham will be juicy and tender.
Do you bake ham covered or uncovered?
Bake the ham uncovered for best results!
How do you keep a spiral ham from drying out?
Basting the ham with the glaze during the cooking process will ensure it stay moist and tender.
What do I need to make Honey Baked Ham
- 8-10 lb bone-in ham
- ginger ale
- brown sugar
- cider vinegar
- dijon mustard
How to Make a Honey Baked Ham
Sometimes making the main dish for hosting family and friends during holidays is a bit overwhelming. I know it is for me!
When I tackled this Honey Baked Ham to test it for you I was a bit worried because I had never made a fancy ham before.
I mean come on Julie get it together ?
After I made this delicious, easy ham in my oven I was wondering what on earth I was scared of and also why I had waited this long.
It was seriously the BEST ham I’ve ever had and I’m pretty sure I might volunteer to host Easter for the rest of my life because I want this ham recipe!
How to cook ham in the oven
- Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan.
- Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep.
- Bake uncovered for about 1 1/2 hours.
- Prepare the glaze by combining the ginger ale, brown sugar, honey and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside 1 cup of the sauce to serve with your meal.
- Baste ham with the glaze. Bake 30 minutes longer continuing to baste the ham.
- Remove from oven and let rest covered in foil for 10 minutes.
And your meal is done, and you have leftover ham? No problem! Here are some great meals that are perfect to repurpose your leftovers!
Leftover Ham Recipes
I hope you really enjoy this Honey Baked Ham Recipe, it’s really one of my favorite meals to serve a crowd! Here are a couple more recipes to check out – Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham, Twice Smoked Spiral Ham with Honey Glaze and 10 Whole Ham Recipes.
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Honey Baked Ham Recipe
- 8-10 lb bone-in ham fully cooked
- 2 1/4 c ginger ale
- 1 c. brown sugar packed
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 4 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep.
- Baked uncovered at 325 degrees fro 1 1/2 hours.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine ginger ale, brown sugar, honey and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Cook until glaze is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Reduce heat. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside 1 c. for sauce.
- Baste ham with some of the remaining glaze. Bake 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees F. During the last 30 minutes make sure to baste ham two more times with remaining glaze.
- Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce.