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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 - 10 pound ham
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Note

Have your butcher slice the ham into 1/2-inch slices and then tied to retain the original shape of the ham.

Nutrition Facts

648 calories; protein 42.2g; carbohydrates 11.6g; fat 42.2g; cholesterol 127.2mg; sodium 2920.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2010
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. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2009
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! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2012
best ham receipe ever my FATHER-N-LAW took the leftovers home! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2015
The consensus was that this was the best ham ever. I used bourbon and only 1 cup of it and omitted the mustard (only because I didn't have any). After carving it we put it all in a crock pot and poured all the juices over it and people ate on it all evening. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2017
I made it exactly as specified and it came out good. Unfortunately my ham was a bit too salty which was not the fault of the recipe. I prefer a recipe for ham.with orange juice in glaze. Read More
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