This Baked Ham with Honey Glaze is the juiciest ham with a sweet honey taste. It’s a show-stopper main dish for your holiday dinner.
One of the easiest main dishes for a holiday dinner is hands-down ham. A fully-cooked spiral-cut ham is my go-to choice. I heat it up in the oven in just under 2 hours and serve with a deliciously spiced glaze. It’s easy to serve, since it’s already pre-sliced, and is always a huge hit. Make sure to bake it covered to ensure that it is juicy and tender. The fat dripping down into the baking dish will also help to keep it moist.
- spiral-cut ham (mine was just over 8 lbs)
- brown sugar
- ground cloves
- ground ginger
- honey mustard
How to make Baked Ham?
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- Place your ham cut side down in a large baking dish. A 13″x9″ casserole dish will work.
- Drizzle honey all over the ham, making sure to cover it.
- Cover the dish with ham with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 13 to 14 minutes per pound.
- Check the internal temperature. It should be around 140 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of ham juices from the ham (drippings in the dish), brown sugar, spices and mustard. Pour over the ham.
- Broil the ham for 1 to 3 minutes, until the glaze bubbles. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing.
What to serve with ham?
Depending on the holiday you serve this ham on, you can pair it with many side dishes:
- Sweet Corn Casserole
- Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Green Bean Casserole from Scratch
- Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
- Candied Sweet Potatoes
What to do with leftovers?
Any ham leftovers should be stored in a container with lid, in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can chop it and use it to make my Leftover Ham Casserole with noodles and creamy sauce, make baked Ham and Cheese Sliders or Ham Chowder or Ham and Bean Soup. Keep the bone to make the best Slow Cooker Baked Beans.
Any leftovers should be stored in the fridge, in a container with a lid to prevent drying out. You can chop the ham and freeze it for up to 3 months, in a freezer-safe container.
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This Baked Ham is the juiciest ham with a sweet honey glaze. It’s a show-stopper main dish for your holiday dinner.
- 1 spiral-cut ham mine was just over 8 lbs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon honey mustard
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Place your ham cut side down in a large baking dish. A 13″x9″ casserole dish will work.
Drizzle honey all over the ham, making sure to cover it.
Cover the dish with ham with aluminum foil.
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes per pound.
Check the internal temperature in a meaty part of the ham. It should be around 140 degrees F.
When the ham is done, spoon out 1/2 cup of drippings from the baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk the ham juices from the ham, brown sugar, spices and mustard. Pour over the ham.
Broil the ham for 1 to 3 minutes, until the glaze bubbles.
Remove from oven and let cool before slicing. You can serve it with the pan juices.
- If your honey is very thick, it helps to heat it up a little bit in the microwave. It should be quite easy to just pour it over the ham and cover it without using a pastry brush to spread it.
- To estimate the number of servings, count 2 servings per each pound of ham.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.