This post was written in partnership with Colman’s Mustard, all opinions are my own.
Honey baked ham with a sweet and spicy glaze with just the right amount of kick.
Ham is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table. It is beautiful, tasty, and easy to make. But why settle for average ham when with a tiny bit of effort you could have this glorious honey baked ham? This ham is loaded with flavors that are amazing. The glaze is a honey mustard glaze that has just the right amount of kick from the spicy Colman’s mustard. And when combined with orange and pineapple juice, you get that perfect combination of a little sweet, a little spicy.
Ham is a traditional holiday meal, but this year I am taking this traditional dish and giving it a modern twist with a glaze that will knock your socks off. It is insanely tasty, super easy to make, and should replace each and every one of those pre-made packet glazes you get in a ham. Don’t do it. Don’t use them. Toss them in the trash, and instead grab a few simple ingredients to make this awesome honey baked ham recipe.
What is in the Honey Baked Ham glaze?
- Brown Sugar and Honey are the sweeteners. They do their job well, and are part of what crystalizes with the glaze to give this honey baked ham that delicious crust just packed with flavor.
- Worcestershire sauce and Vinegar give it depth of flavor and a little smokiness. This is going to make every bite a fun experience.
- And Colman’s mustard, both dry and prepared give it a punch of heat, as well as amazing flavor. Colman’s is a hot mustard, and in this recipe I use both Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder and Colman’s Prepared Mustard for adding just the right amount of kick to this traditional holiday recipe. Enough to have your tastebuds tingling, but not enough that kids and those who avoid spicy foods will have to choose something else. Trust me, it is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
Colman’s mustard is the bomb. Yep, I said it. Just throwing it back to my college days. And as old as that makes me, Colman’s mustard is older. It has been around since 1814, and is a gourmet hot mustard that uses only the highest quality ingredients. It is a staple around my house. We just love it. From sandwiches and dips to glazes and more. I even use it as part of my rub for pulled pork. Sure, it can be a little messy, but isn’t that just an indicator of a life well-lived?
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How Do You Cook A Honey Baked Ham in the Oven?
Prep The Ham:
The key to a flavorful ham is in how you prep the ham before putting it in the oven. This step only takes a few minutes and is worth every single moment of effort. You want to take a sharp knife and make a hatch pattern on the exterior of the ham. Cut about 1/4 inch deep. This will allow those flavors to sink in. Yum!
Cook to the Honey Baked Ham to the Right temperature:
Like all meats, the best way to get a perfectly cooked honey baked ham is to cook it to the right temperature, rather than for a set amount of time. Of course, the way you do this is by using a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the ham.
However, if you do not have a meat thermometer, and don’t want to get one, then you can use the time method. For a 7-10 pound honey baked ham, you will need approximately 2 hours of time to 2.5 hours of time to cook.
Baste the Ham with your Ham Glaze Recipe:
To make sure your ham is infused with amazing flavors, and gets that nice caramelized glaze on the exterior, you will want to baste the ham every 20 minutes or so during the cook time. Use some of the liquid from the bottom of the pan, followed by a brush of the glaze you made.
Trust me the effort is worth it. It is not difficult, just set a timer and be consistent. The end results are finger-licking-good.
Honey Baked Ham
- 3/4 cup water or as needed
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 whole star anise
- 10 whole cloves
- 7 lbs whole ham country style, or preferred style
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp Colman's Mustard Powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Colman’s Prepared Mustard
- 2 tablespoons vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Add water, orange juice, pineapple juice, star anise, and cloves into the bottom of a roasting pan.
- Place a roasting rack into the pan over the liquid, anise, and cloves; place ham on rack.
- Use a sharp knife to cut 1/4-inch deep slashes 1/2-inch apart lengthwise and crosswise across the top of the entire ham making hatchmarks across the ham.
- Bake ham in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk brown sugar, honey, dry and wet mustard, vinegar, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until glaze has a thick, smooth consistency.
- Brush glaze all over ham.
- Continue baking ham, brushing glaze and some of liquid from bottom of roasting pan onto the ham every 15-20 minutes. Glaze should beocme a deep golden brown color and ham should be heated through to 130 degrees, about 2 hours 10 minutes.
- Turn oven to broil, and broil 2-3 minutes to crisp up remaining glaze at end of cooking time for a nice crust
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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