Heavenly Scotch Ham Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Heavenly Scotch Ham Recipe

Heavenly Scotch Ham

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"This recipe makes a mild sweet-tasting ham that is perfect for holiday settings such as Easter or Christmas. "

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 pound ham Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Set the ham with the flat side down in a large roasting pan. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cornstarch, mustard, cinnamon and Scotch. Brush some of the mixture onto the ham, reserve the rest for basting.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, basting every 20 minutes, for 2 hours. Remove from the oven and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand for 15 minutes before removing the foil and serving. This ham is delicious served warm, at room temperature or even cold.
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  • Note
  • Have your butcher slice the ham into 1/2-inch slices and then tied to retain the original shape of the ham.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2009

BEST HAM I'VE EVER HAD!!!! The Scotch glaze is YUMMY! Instead of a spiral ham, my husband scored a 7-lb smoked ham and cooked for 1.5 hours, instead of 2. He adjusted the recipe to 14 servings. I'd make ham this way EVERY time, it was THAT good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 11, 2010

This was okay. Not my favorite way of making ham, though. Couldn't use the drippings for gravy as the whiskey did not blend well into a gravy taste.


9 Ratings

Nov 11, 2009

The BEST ham ever, my kids gave me a standing ovation.... Since I "accidently" drank all the whiskey the night before, I substituted apple cider, DELISH!!!

Dec 01, 2009

Wow! Easy & delicious.... My cooked spiral ham only called for 1 hour of baking, so I followed its cooking instructions. This cinnamon and scotch added a great flavor...minus the cloying sweetness of some ham glazes. And the next day leftovers...yum! This recipe goes into the binder of our favorite holiday feasts.

Dec 29, 2012

best ham receipe ever, my FATHER-N-LAW took the leftovers home!

Dec 28, 2012

I won't make ham another way. It was a little out of the ordinary - infused with the spiciness from the scotch - perfect for Christmas. Don't need to be a scotch drinker to appreciate it. Delicious. Although my husband was a little bummed I used so much of his scotch!

Jan 09, 2015

Huge success. Cooked this for Christmas dinner. My sister-in-law, who is a professional cook, asked for the recipe! Huge hit with everyone. Even I liked it, and I am not a huge fan of ham. I cooked exactly to recipe, and it worked great. I think the leftovers even got better with time, as they continued to soak in the scotch-brown sugar glaze.


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  • Calories
  • 648 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 42.2 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 42.2 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 2920 mg
  • 117%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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