Honey Bourbon Baked Ham is an easy glazed ham recipe, featuring a brown sugar, butter, bourbon and honey glaze spread over a pre-cooked ham.
I love a good glazed ham recipe. It's the perfect main dish for your holiday dinner table. Most times you can purchase an already cooked ham, which is great, but why not dress it up a little bit with an easy to make glaze? As I've mentioned a bunch of times, I love bourbon. Not just in a cocktail, but also to cook with.
What is a honey bourbon baked ham?
This recipe is delicious and full of flavor. You heat up a precooked ham and then baste it with a glaze made from honey, bourbon, brown sugar and butter. What could be easier than that?
🥘 Ingredients for this recipe
- precooked ham
- brown sugar
🔪Instructions for this recipe
- First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place a small rack in a baking dish. (I use my toaster oven rack in a 9x13 baking dish) Add 1 cup of water.
- Then score the ham. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross pattern on top of the ham. Bake it for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, create the glaze. Combine honey, bourbon, brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium high heat, stirring until it boils. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
- Next, baste your ham. Baste the glaze over the ham and continue cooking, basting every 10 minutes.
- Finally, remove the ham and let it rest. Once the ham has heated through, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
FAQ's for this recipe
- How do you cook a precooked ham? A fully cooked ham needs to be heated up for 10-15 minutes per pound, until it reaches an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees F.
- How do you heat up a precooked ham without drying it out? When working with a portion of ham, place the cut side down into the baking dish. For a whole ham, tent it with foil to keep moisture in. (You can also do this with a ¼ or ½ ham portion)
- Why do you add water a ham? The water in the dish will stop the ham from drying out. Wine or stock can also be used.
- Do you have to heat up a fully cooked ham? Nope, not at all! It can be sliced and served cold if desired.
Serving Suggestions and Other Ham Recipes
A baked ham is such a versatile dish! For Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, you can serve it as a main dish with side dishes like Perfect Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Parsley Roasted Potatoes, Italian Green Beans or Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus.
Or use the cooked ham in recipes like Ham and Cheddar Bread Pudding, Ham and Cheddar Pretzel Calzones or Creamy Ham and Potato Soup.
If bourbon isn't your thing, try my Brown Sugar Mountain Dew Ham or my Cranberry Dijon Ham.
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Honey Bourbon Baked Ham
- 2 lb precooked ham
- ¼ cup bourbon
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place a rack inside of a baking dish. (I use my toaster oven rack in a 9x13 baking dish). Add 1 cup of water.
- Use a sharp knife to cut a cross pattern into the top of the ham. Place ham face down on the baking rack (So the cuts are at the top and the first slice of meat would be facing down)
- Cook ham in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine bourbon, brown sugar, butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and let thicken slightly.
- Pour half of the glaze on top of the ham and return the ham to the oven for another 10 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees and is warmed through.
- Remove the ham from the oven and pour the remaining glaze on top. Let rest 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
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