This recipe produces a nice, sweet, glazed honey-baked ham; the soaking reduces some of the salt from the ham.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
3 hrs
2 days
2 days
1 8-pound ham


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar and water in a bowl and stir to dissolve sugar.

  • Slice ham just shy of the bone into 1/2- to 1-inch slices. Place ham into the water and sugar solution; add more water, so ham is completely covered with liquid. Seal with plastic wrap and let soak in the refrigerator for a minimum of 48 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  • Combine honey and orange juice in a bowl. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.

  • Drain the ham slices, pat dry, and place in the roasting pan. Wrap aluminum foil around the bottom of the ham and pour 1/2 the orange juice mixture over the ham. Wrap ham completely in foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, basting with the remaining orange juice mixture, until a sticky, browned glaze forms, 3 to 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

Brown sugar can be used in place of honey, if desired.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sugar marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

740 calories; protein 42.3g 85% DV; carbohydrates 47.7g 15% DV; fat 42g 65% DV; cholesterol 127mg 42% DV; sodium 2914.2mg 117% DV. Full Nutrition