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Honey baked ham, with a sweet and spicy glaze.
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5 from 6 votes

Honey Baked Ham

Easy to make, deliciously glazed, honey baked ham. This ham has a sweet and spicy honey mustard glaze that makes it truly incredible. The perfect centerpiece for your holiday table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas ham, ham, honey baked ham
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1603kcal


  • 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
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 1603kcal | Carbohydrates: 289g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2499mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 547mg | Iron: 21.6mg