Baked Ham with Bourbon Glaze

Baked Ham with Bourbon Glaze Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
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.


12 to 14 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


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


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.

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

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.

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

November 1998
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