A Baked Honey Glazed Ham is a favorite served for holiday meals with family and friends. So follow this simple and easy honey glazed ham recipe for a juicy and flavorful ham that is the best!  

Honey glazed baked ham is a must-have on any holiday table! Cook this delicious honey-baked ham with a traditional glaze of sweet honey and brown sugar, savory mustard, and fragrant spices. The flavors bake right into the ham creating a tasty entrée that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. This is the only honey-glazed ham recipe you’ll ever need because it’s absolutely on point—every single time. 

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Honey Glazed Ham for the Holidays!

  • All hams are sold pre-cooked, no matter the size or style. So the only instructions needed are how to glaze and reheat. It’s okay to bake a ham without a glaze, but a glaze does help tenderize and neutralize the salty flavor.
  • Serve ham as the main course for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter. It’s a welcome treat that is also super versatile to use past the main dish, too! Here are some “hamazing” recipes that use ham! Try this tasty Ham and Cheese Quiche or an easy Ham And Pea Pasta Bake.
  • Use a bone-in ham for delicious flavor, or use a whole, half, smoked, or spiral cut ham. All options taste great slow-cooked with this sweet honey glaze! Got extra glaze? Save it for some Glazed Sweet Potatoes.

ingredients to make Honey Glazed Baked Ham

What’s in Honey Glazed Ham?

Your grandmother probably made this recipe, or a slight version of it, so it’s definitely a keeper!

GLAZE: The sweetness of honey, apple juice, and brown sugar is perfectly complemented by Dijon mustard. Salty ham meets a sweet and savory glaze that will have everyone coming back for seconds!

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A good glaze is made of sweet, sour, and savory elements. For the best honey-glazed baked ham, any combination of these will do.

  • Maple syrup, light molasses or even orange marmalade are good substitutes for honey. Apple cider, pineapple, or orange juice can also be subbed in for the apple juice as well.
  • Insert whole cloves where the score marks meet on the outside of the ham, and place pineapple rings for a beautiful presentation, too! Cut red maraschino cherries in half and place them in the center of each pineapple ring, simply secure them with toothpicks cut in half. It’s a stunning looking entree that will wow any crowd.

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How to Make Honey Glazed Ham

Honey glazed ham is simple to make:

  1. Score the outside of the ham and bake per recipe below.
  2. Cook glaze until the sugar has dissolved. Reserve half of the glaze for serving.
  3. After 1 ½ hours, baste ham, bake 10 minutes, and then baste again.
  4. Let ham rest before serving with reserved glaze.

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Tips for Honey Glazed Ham

  • Make sure the brown sugar is fully dissolved in the glaze before using and keep it warm between the glazing stages.
  • Check the internal temperature of the ham every 30 minutes after the initial 90-minute bake.
  • Check the internal temperature of the ham to avoid overcooking it. Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the ham and once the temperature reaches 130°F, remove the ham from the oven. The temperature will come up to the required 140°F degrees as the ham rests.


Keep leftover honey-glazed baked ham in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Serve cold or reheat ham steaks in a skillet. Save the ham bone to make a big pot of Split Pea and Ham Soup! Freeze ham steaks with parchment paper between the slices in zippered freezer bags with the date labeled on the outside for up to 6 weeks.

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Baked Honey Glazed Ham

An easy Baked Honey Glazed Ham recipe is perfect to make for any holiday dinner celebration, but is also delicious for a simple Sunday dinner with the family!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 20 -24 servings
Author Candace


  • 8-10 pound ham fully cooked, bone in

Honey Glaze


  • Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  • Score ham, ½ inch deep, in a diamond pattern. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and bake uncovered for 1 ¼ - 1 ½ hours.
  • Meanwhile, make glaze. In a small saucepan, mix together apple juice, honey, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add, mustard, cinnamon, and cloves and cook for 5 minutes. Reserve half of the honey glaze for serving.
  • After 1 ¼ - 1 ½ hours, or when ham reaches 130˚F on a digital thermometer, baste with ¼ of the glaze. After 10 minutes, baste again with ¼ of the glaze. Remove from the oven once the ham reaches 135˚F.
  • Allow to rest 10 minutes (the temperature will rise to 140˚F). Slice and serve with reserved glaze.


Ham will take approximately 15-18 minutes per pound at 325˚F
Make sure the brown sugar is fully dissolved and keep warm to glaze.
Check internal temperature of the ham frequently and remove once it reaches 130°F. It will raise to the required 140°F degrees when it rests.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 510 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 2173mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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