Mustard and Molasses Glazed Ham

Mustard and Molasses Glazed Ham Recipe
Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom


Serves 8

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 3 Hours, 10 Minutes
Stand: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 473
Fat 25 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 49 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 146 mg
Sodium 2081 mg


1 7- to 8-lb. ready-to-cook, bone-in smoked ham half, preferably from the shank
20 whole cloves
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Trim off ham rind to expose thick layer of fat underneath. Use a sharp knife to score fat in a diamond pattern, making sure to not cut all the way through. Press 1 clove into center of each diamond. Place ham in a large roasting pan and pour in 2 cups of water. Cover loosely with foil and bake until heated through, about 18 minutes per pound (2 hours 25 minutes for an 8-lb. ham).

2. Make glaze: Combine molasses, mustard, lemon juice and butter in a small saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until butter has melted and mixture is blended.

3. Remove ham from oven and brush entire ham with about 1/4 of glaze. Return ham to oven and continue baking, uncovered, until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of ham reads 160°F, about 45 minutes. Brush with remaining glaze every 15 to 20 minutes of baking time.

4. Transfer ham to a work surface and loosely cover with foil. Let stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before thinly slicing.

March 2010
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