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.

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  • 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


  1. Wrap ham in aluminum foil, and place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan; bake at 325° for 2 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Clairiece Gilbert Humphrey
  5. 1533 Broad Avenue
  6. Charlottesville, VA 22903
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