Perfect for Sunday dinner or Easter feast. No one leaves ham on their plates or room for more with this easy glaze. I've caught my wife eating just the drippings it is so good.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the brown sugar, molasses, mustard, bourbon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper in a mixing bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

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Cook's Notes

To use, spread glaze over a ham that has been scored with a sharp knife in a diamond pattern. Cover and bake for 3 hours in an oven preheated to 250 degree F. Increase the oven temperature to 350 degree F and baste with more glaze. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

Any remaining glaze can be heated and used as dipping sauce or gravy.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 19.8g 6% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 105mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
We made this glaze for Easter dinner and it was a hit. My mom loved it. We used a precooked ham and didn't use the bourbon and cooked for like an hours and a half. Was so good. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2011
We made this glaze for Easter dinner and it was a hit. My mom loved it. We used a precooked ham and didn't use the bourbon and cooked for like an hours and a half. Was so good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2012
I used this on a cured ham and liked it very much, with the exception of the cloves. Way too much. When I make it again, and I will, I will either omit them altogether or greatly reduce them. I did use Jim Beam bourbon and I added in 1/4 cup of honey. I also did not have spicy brown mustard, so I did 1/3 cup horseradish sauce and 1/3 cup yellow mustard. I also added in 1/4 tsp cumin and 1 tsp Frank's red hot sauce. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
AMAZING!!!! Made this today for an early family Easter Dinner. Followed the directions with the exception of the bourbon only because we are out. I used a spiral cut ham. Used about 1/2 the sauce and baked according to the hams direction. For the final 30 minutes of cooking I really coated the ham with the rest of the glaze and baked the remainder of the time uncovered. Like the suggestions I really got the sauce into the slices with a BBQ brush. IT IS AMAZING! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
We made this for Easter ham and it was great! I halved the recipe because my ham was fairly small and used whiskey instead of bourbon because that's all I had. We only put in half the amount of cloves. It made the ham a beautiful color coated it well and wasn't too sweet. Complex favors. I liked it a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
I made this for today's Christmas ham. It was so easy and so good. Like some others I used a pre-cooked spiral cut ham and made sure to get the glaze in the spiral cuts. I used half the glaze to start then added the rest to re-glaze the ham for the last half-hour of cook time. The ham came out so tender and juicy. No dry cuts at all. I will definitely be using this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2014
We make the glaze as specified and it turns out great. Has become a family favorite Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2017
I'd give this more than five stars if I could. Amazing recipe! I've made it several times now and have started doubling the recipe because everyone wants more for their leftovers. We routinely heat up the extra and drizzle onto ham biscuits. I even made it once when I didn't have molasses. I made a cup of substitute molasses by mixing honey with a pear flavored balsamic vinegar. That was really good as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2017
I used this glaze on my Easter ham. Everyone who tasted it wanted the recipe. I can't wait to try it on a pork loin! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2017
I substituted the bourbon with tequila. the ginger with curry. Read More
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