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Southern Sweet Ham Glaze

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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5 m servings 88
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 cups)


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


  • 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

Per Serving: 88 calories; 0.5 19.8 0.5 0 105 Full nutrition

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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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

We make the glaze as specified and it turns out great. Has become a family favorite

Very easy and very good, it made the best Christmas dinner I have had in years. I used a small precut spiral ham (around 4 lbs) at 275. I still cross cut the ham and put a first layer of glaze ...

Excellent didn't change a thing!!

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!