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Holiday Honey Ham Glaze Recipe
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Holiday Honey Ham Glaze

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"I created this glaze this past Thanksgiving holiday to cover a ham. My usual recipe called for brown sugar which I neglected to buy when doing my holiday grocery shopping. In my compromise, I created a glaze so amazing it would be a crime not to share it with the world."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on low power until the butter is very soft and slightly melted. Pour in the corn syrup, honey, and molasses, and mix to a smooth, light brown mixture.
  3. Score the ham in a diamond pattern about 1/4 inch deep with a sharp knife. With a pastry brush, coat the ham generously with the glaze. Place the ham into a roasting pan, and cover with aluminum foil, taking care not to touch the ham with the foil.
  4. Bake the ham for 1 hour and 10 minutes (10 minutes per pound), removing the foil tent every 20 minutes to recoat the ham with glaze.
  5. Remove the foil tent, and turn on the oven's broiler. Broil the ham until the glaze is slightly darkened, about 10 minutes. Remove ham from oven, let stand about 10 minutes, then carve and serve.
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  • Cook's Note
  • If your ham is a spiral cut, there is no need for to score the meat unless you prefer the look of a "diamond" cut ham.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 02, 2010

This is by far THE easiest glaze I have ever made. There's no cooking on the stove, no measuring of a ton of spices. It's super quick and easy and yet it still tastes great. I don't often try recipes that haven't gone through the allrecipes gauntlet and gotten reviews with things that need to be altered, but I wanted something different for my ham. I was tired of the same old, same old pineapple or maple recipes. So I gave this one a try and was glad I did. This one will be a keeper for me, and I'll be passng it along to my daughters who need uncomplicated and quick recipes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2011

Followed the recipe exactly, would neve make again. I tried to doctor it up alittle bit at the end but it was just not for me. My husbnd and I decided that the combination of honey and mollasses just did not go together. Will never make again!

Dec 27, 2010

The only thing I did diffrent was added a 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves it was wonderful!

Apr 25, 2011

Wonderfull we loved it. I soke my ham 24 hr in ginger ale so I did not add a thing.

Dec 01, 2010

It's pretty good! I wish it would have thickened up a bit and stuck to the ham better. Overall, a really nice taste though.

Dec 29, 2013

Yummy! I used a hand full of brown sugar instead of molasses because I do not keep molasses on hand. Everyone loved it

May 03, 2012

Putting this glaze on my ham made it the best ham ever. We ate the leftovers for breakfast lunch and dinner until it was gone. A+++++

Feb 22, 2015

I've tried this recipe several times and absolutely love it! I not only use it for holidays but also for Sunday dinners occasionally, and when guests come to visit. The only thing I've done differently is adding 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice to the glaze just to give it that extra sweet/tangy taste.


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 31.2 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 36.2 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 1997 mg
  • 80%

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

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