Glazed Brown Sugar Bourbon Ham

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Glazed Brown Sugar Bourbon Ham

On our new favorite types of ham’s to eat, is a carving ham.  It was the perfect size and this bourbon glaze made it so good.  If you are using a smaller ham, you will want to reduce the recipe by half.  Or do shots with the remaining bourbon mix.  Here’s how we made this fabulous brown sugar bourbon glazed ham.

scoring ham

What Ingredients Are Needed For Baking Ham?

  • precooked ham (you pick the size)
  • brown sugar
  • bourbon
  • brown mustard
stone ground mustard and bourbon brown sugar glaze

What Type Of Ham Should I Buy?

We purchase precooked hams. They have been precooked/smoked and only require a few hours baking time

Boneless will give you more meat and may cost more per pound. You are not paying for the weight of the bone.

Bone-In hams get a lot of flavor for the bone (which is great for soup) and are less expensive. Less meat is also on each ham. The bone-in hams are also less expensive. Some are spiral and some are not.

ham glaze

Glazed Ham Tips

  • Score the ham so that it has square or diamond shapes
  • Carving hams are smaller and great for a few people (and delicious)
  • Spiral hams (no scoring) or boneless hams work well for larger amounts of ham
  • Precooked hams need to be baked until 165F
  • Unbaked hams require additional baking time
  • Left over ham is perfect for meals, bean soup, scalloped potatoes and ham and so much more
  • If you have a smaller ham, you will want to make less brown sugar bourbon glaze (half would be good)
  • Serve with your favorite mashed potatoes, corn bread muffins and glazed carrots with homemade bread
diamond pattern spiral sliced ham
bourbon glazed brown sugar ham
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Bourbon Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Make this easy glaze and enjoy your brown sugar bourbon ham for dinner or your next holiday meal. Simple glaze to make and enjoy.
Course: Holiday, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • precooked ham bone in or boneless
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • Place ham in pan that it will fit nicely.
  • Score the ham in diagonal cuts 1/4″ to 1/2″ depth.
  • Cover the ham with tin foil and bake for an hour.
  • While the ham is baking, mix the remaining ingredients together and let it sit.
  • After 1 hour, remove ham from the oven and baste well, getting all the square marks that now appear on the ham. Recover and place in the oven.
  • Repeat basting every 30 minutes.
  • Cook the ham for an additional 1-2 hours Internal temperature should reach 165℉.
  • Remove from the oven and let set for 20-30 minutes.
  • Carve and serve the ham with your favorite mashed potatoes and other side dishes.


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Make this easy glaze and enjoy your brown sugar bourbon ham for dinner or your next holiday meal. Simple glaze to make and enjoy.

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