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Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Bourbon mixed with dark brown sugar and spices coats smoked ham in a sweet glaze. You can substitute apple juice for the bourbon, if you prefer.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield:
  • Cook time: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Stand: 15 Minutes


  • 1 (10-pound) smoked fully cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup bourbon or apple juice, divided
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 cup whole cloves
  • 2 navel oranges, sliced


Wrap ham in aluminum foil, and place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan; bake at 325° for 2 hours.

Remove ham from oven, and increase heat to 450°. Unwrap; discard foil. Remove skin and excess fat from ham. Score fat on ham in a diamond pattern and insert cloves at 1-inch intervals.

Stir together 1/4 cup bourbon, sugar, and mustard in a small bowl; set aside. Brush ham with remaining 1/2 cup bourbon. Pat sugar mixture evenly over ham; arrange orange slices over sugar and secure with wooden picks. Lightly baste with drippings; bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until sugar has melted and formed a glaze.

Clairiece Gilbert Humphrey

1533 Broad Avenue

Charlottesville, VA 22903


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