Honey Baked Ham Recipe For Easter Day 2024

A homemade honey baked ham (with the best honey glaze) that's an easy, foolproof holiday main? We're all for that here!  

 – 8 to 10 pound bone-in ham, fully cooked 2 cups water 1 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar ⅔ cup honey ⅓ cup fresh orange juice (from about one orange) 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground clove ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


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Step 1

Ham thaw. Let frozen ham thaw in the fridge for 1–2 days. Let the ham come to room temperature on the counter for 2 hours before cooking.    


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Step 2

Prep the roasting pan. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Pour 2 cups of water into bottom of roasting pan.

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Mix the honey glaze. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, honey, orange juice, mustard, and spices.  

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To bake a ham, brush ¼ of the honey glaze on top, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 10-12 minutes per pound (approximately 1 ½ hours for a 9-pound ham). Re-glaze every 30 minutes.  

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After 1 ½ hours, caramelize the glaze by increasing the oven temperature to 425°F (220°C), removing aluminum foil, and brushing the remaining glaze on the ham. Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes until glossy and caramelized.   

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Step 6

Slice the ham. Let the ham rest for a few minutes before serving, then slice it up by removing the spiral slices from the flat, wider end first. 

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