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Baked Ham with Bourbon Glaze

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 30 mins
Yield 12 to 14 servings
When your stovetop is full, turn to this top-rated recipe for a microwave-friendly molasses-and-honey glaze. Reserve the drippings and cook them in a saucepan just before serving for a delicious bourbon ham sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 (6- to 8-pound) smoked ham half
  • Garnish: fresh herb sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Microwave honey and molasses in a 1-quart microwave-safe dish at HIGH 1 minute; whisk to blend. Whisk in bourbon, orange juice, and mustard.

  2. Remove skin and excess fat from ham, and place ham in a roasting pan.

  3. Bake at 325° on lower oven rack for 1 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°, basting occasionally with honey mixture.

  4. Bring drippings and remaining glaze to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and serve with sliced ham. Garnish, if desired.