Glazed Brown Sugar Bourbon Ham

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bourbon glazed ham in roasting pan

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 bourn glazed ham.

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scoring ham

precooked ham (you pick the size)
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup bourbon
1 Tablespoon brown mustard

stone ground mustard and bourbon brown sugar glaze


Preheat the oven to 350F.

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 2-3 hours.

Remove from the oven and let set while you are getting the plate and knife to carve.

Carve and serve the ham with your favorite mashed potatoes and other side dishes.

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 warmed up and hot, follow directions on package for cooking
  • Uncooked hams will need to be cooked longer, follow directions on package
  • 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


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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