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The secret of this tender honey-baked ham is slow cooking. I start it in a low temp oven around 6 p.m. the night before if used for breakfast. If used for dinner, it can be started later in the evening, turned off and restarted the next morning. Don't use a spiral-sliced ham because it will dry out.


Recipe Summary

16 hrs
15 mins
17 hrs
45 mins
1 10-pound ham


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Blend brown sugar, honey, molasses, orange juice, and mustard together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until thickened, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat. Let glaze sit until flavors blend, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Place ham in a roasting pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, checking occasionally, about 10 hours. If ham begins to darken at that point, cover with aluminum foil. Continue baking, about 2 hours more.

  • Increase oven temperature to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Bake, coating ham thoroughly with the glaze mixture every 30 minutes, about 2 hours more. Remove from the oven and let stand 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. Serve any remaining glaze with ham, if desired.

Cook's Note:

You can use a 10- to 12-pound ham.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

2830 calories; protein 519.4g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 69.6g; cholesterol 1331.6mg; sodium 18489.5mg. Full Nutrition