Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze

This Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze is one of our all-time favorite meals of the year.  Absolutely perfect for Easter, or any other special dinner you want to share with loved ones.  

Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze recipe

The really great thing about this dish is that it is so easy, yet so incredible on flavor.  Go the extra distance, and spend a little more for a super quality bone-in ham.  We love D’Artagnan (

Click below to watch us make this incredible ham, and see the recipe below.  Have a wonderful Easter, or special occasion with family, friends, and loved ones.  And get ready for AMAZING leftovers!

How to Make Baked Ham
How to Make Baked Ham

Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze
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This Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze is just amazing and the perfect dish for Easter Sunday, or any other special occasion. So simple, yet so incredible in flavor. And you'll love the leftovers! Yum!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Entree
Serves: 15 - 20
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup molasses (or maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 15 lb cured smoked bone-in ham, trimmed
  1. Pre-heat over to 350 F.
  2. Whisk bourbon, cider, honey, molasses, brown sugar and mustard in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Set ham on a rack in a large roasting pan and add enough water to fill to ¼" inch.
  4. Score fat in a crosshatch pattern.
  5. Brush ham with glaze and roast, basting every 30 minutes with extra glaze. (Tent with foil if browning too quickly, until insta-read thermometer registers 135 F, about 2 hours).
  6. Transfer ham to cutting board and apply one more coating of glaze.
  7. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve and enjoy!



  • Hi Kris & Wesley!

    I came across your website while looking for a recipe for chicken salad. I know the basic ingredients in it, but growing up my family basically only used salt & pepper to dishes, and I was looking for additional herbs & spices that would enhance and add more flavor. Was I ever excited when I read your recipe – it is AhhMazIng! It really is The Best, especially with your homemade mayo!

    While here, I looked to see if you had a baked ham recipe. After reading it, I have two questions:
    1) I have a spiral ham on hand from sales after the Easter holiday. Can I use it in place of the ham you suggest?
    2) I don’t drink alcohol. I know alcohol cooks out, but since I don’t drink, I don’t have any bourbon. What can I use as a substitute?

    I am so happy I found your website. I love your recipes. I love your quirkiness and charm. You’re both adorable! This will be my go-to for ideas for meals. From one Loon to another, thank you for all you do. Much love to you both.

    Tammy 😉

  • Made this ham today for my guests. By far it was the best I’d ever done and I made many. The glaze was perfect inspite oh the fact that I was missing apple cider. Thank you this was a real winner. It’ll be gracing my table for many years to come.

    • That is just so wonderful to hear, Diana! We know the challenge of preparing a special occasion meal for guests…everything needs to be just right! So, we’re thrilled that this ham recipe worked well for you and your guests enjoyed it. We love it, too. And talk about delicious leftovers!! Thanks so much for letting us know and please stay in touch. Very best, Kris & Wesley.

    • Hi! Yes! The ham is already fully cooked, so all you need to do is completely heat it through and let the honey bourbon glaze caramelize and cook perfectly. This usually takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the ham. So good! Let us know if you have any other questions, or if you decided to go with a baked ham this year. You’ll love it if you do!! Best, Kris & Wesley

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