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Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins Photo by: Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins

Baked Ham with Bourbon Glaze

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.

Southern Living NOVEMBER 1998

  • Yield: 12 to 14 servings
  • Cook time:1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

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