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We know our easy Honey Glazed Ham recipe will be your new favorite holiday ham! It is so moist and flavorful, perfect for serving for Christmas, Easter, or as a family Sunday dinner.
Best Holiday Ham Recipe
You are going to blow everyone away making this incredible dish for the holidays.
Each slice is brushed with our best ham glaze recipe, making every bite so moist and flavorful. The glaze is what sets this recipe apart and makes it the best you will ever taste!
Brown Sugar Glaze for Ham
The flavors in this dish are truly above-and-beyond delicious.
Our brown sugar glaze uses plenty of honey, brown sugar, and butter, with a little kick of garlic powder and pepper, for the most luscious meal.
Combine the glaze with sliced green onions, and you’re going to want to make this dish every year for the holidays… and even just for weekday supper!
📃 Ingredient Substitutions
- Instead of brown sugar, you can use a mixture of regular sugar and maple syrup.
- If you don’t have honey on hand, you can use maple syrup instead.
- We use chicken broth for basting, but turkey broth would also work well.
How to Glaze a Ham
The trick to glazing is to glaze the inside AND outside!
By glazing the outside and the inside of each slice, you’re guaranteed a moist honey glazed ham recipe with so much flavor in every bite.
First, you bake it, then glaze the outside. Separate the slices, and brush more glaze on both sides of each slice. Then, bake again.
Doing this gives it a beautiful, crispy, sticky skin, and you’ll taste the glaze in every slice. It’s incredible!
🥫 How long is honey glazed ham good for?
Leftovers will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. It’s perfect for re-purposing into dishes like our Garlic Butter Ham and Cheese Sliders!
❄ What is the best way to freeze ham?
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then again in aluminum foil or a freezer bag.
Label with the freezing date and store for up to 4 months in the freezer.
How do you heat up a precooked ham without drying it out?
The best way to keep it moist is to heat it under foil. Place cut-side down on the rack, then loosely cover with aluminum foil on a roasting pan.
Bake at 325°F for an hour, then remove from the oven. Don’t turn your oven off, it gets baked again. This is where the magic is!
Glaze the outside and the inside of each slice. Then, add chicken broth to the bottom of the roasting pan. This allows the ham to stay moist while baking, and you can use it to baste if you need to.
Return it to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
How Much Ham Per Person
For a bone-in, assume each guest will enjoy about ¾ lbs. a serving.
- Serving 4-6 people: buy 3-5 lbs.
- Serving 10-12 people: buy 8-10 lbs.
- Serving 15-20 people: buy 12-15 lbs.
For a boneless, assume ½ lbs. per person.
- Serving 4-6 people: buy 2-3 lbs.
- Serving 10-12 people: buy 5-6 lbs.
- Serving 15-20 people: buy 8-10 lbs.
You can use our recipe to cook a smaller ham if you’re serving a smaller table.
What kind of ham should I use?
We use bone-in, spiral sliced, honey cured, and fully cooked. You can use our glaze to prepare boneless, too.
📖 Easy Ham Recipes
If you love ham, we know you’ll love our other recipes:
- Instant Pot Ham Recipe: This quick and easy recipe will blow you away with its big flavor! It is one of the easiest ways to cook ham and comes out so moist and delicious.
- Air Fryer Ham Recipe: Our easy air fryer recipe has a honey sriracha glaze that is out-of-this-world yummy. And oh, that crispy skin!
🍽 Ham Dinner Ideas
Use your leftovers to make the best ham dinner ideas!
🥗 What to Serve with Ham
Serve up some of our favorite side dishes with this easy recipe:
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Honey Glazed Ham Recipe
- 10 lb. Bone-in ½ Ham spiral sliced, honey cured, and fully cooked
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- ½ Tbsp. freshly cracked black pepper
For Baking Ham
- 1 cup chicken broth for basting; see notes
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham cut-side down on a roasting pan and tent with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Prepare your glaze while it bakes.
- Melt butter for glaze in 30 second intervals in the microwave until fully melted. Add all glaze ingredients to a small mixing bowl. Thoroughly mix to fully combine.
- Carefully remove roasting pan from oven after baking an hour. Leave the oven on. Remove foil. Brush outside with honey brown sugar glaze.
- Separate slices and brush the inside of each slice with honey ham glaze.
- Pour 1 cup of chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan. This will keep it moist and allows you to baste if necessary.Return roasting pan back to oven. Do not cover it. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!
- The chicken broth: Adding chicken broth to the pan while baking after glazing keeps the ham moist and allows you to baste as needed.
- Add more glaze for flavor: After baking, you can add another coat of glaze for extra flavor. Yum!
- Important note about nutrition: Please note, the nutrition values are for the glaze and do not include nutrition for the ham. Please check the nutrition values on the packaging if needed!