Honey Glazed Ham

Honey glazed ham is always my preference over turkey. Not saying it’s a competition, but this ham is top tier!

If you need another delicious recipe for the holidays, try my Mac and Cheese and Cornbread Dressing next!

Honey Glazed Ham by chef Kolby Kash

Moreover, my Honey Glazed Ham stands out for its exquisite balance of flavors. The succulent ham, enriched with a glaze that marries the sweetness of honey, the tanginess of orange marmalade, and the zesty brightness of fresh orange juice, promises an unparalleled flavor experience. The result is a harmonious blend that captures the essence of indulgence, making it a surefire crowd-pleaser.

So, whether served on a holiday table or even in a leftover sandwich, my ham recipe is a beloved part of Southern culture.


Additionally, the warm spices in this honey glazed ham creates a at a savory richness, elevating your holiday meal to a whole new level. This recipe promises a succulent, juicy ham with a sweet, warm touch that will have your dinner table jumping.

Honey Glazed Ham by chef Kolby Kash

Honey Glazed Ham Ingredients

  • Bone-in Ham (8-10 pounds): The heart of the dish, the bone adds depth of flavor during cooking.
  • Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed for a burst of citrusy brightness.
  • Honey: Provides a natural sweetness and helps create the beautiful glaze.
  • Dijon Mustard: Adds a tangy kick that complements the sweetness.
  • Orange Marmalade:
  • Brown Sugar: Enhances the richness of the glaze.
  • Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Ground Nutmeg: A spice trio that infuses warmth and depth.
  • Bayou City Lemon Pepper: Adds a subtle zesty heat.
  • Orange Slices and Fresh Rosemary (for garnish): Elevates visual appeal and introduces additional layers of flavor.
Ham ingredients chef Kolby Kash

How To Prepare Honey Glazed ham

  1. First, preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Score the ham and place it in a roasting pan with oranges and orange juice at the base
  3. Combine orange marmalade, honey, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and spices in a saucepan. Simmer until the glaze thickens.
  4. Brush the ham generously with the glaze.
  5. Bake, basting every 30 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C).
  6. Garnish with orange slices and rosemary during the last 15-20 minutes.
  7. Rest the ham, then carve and serve.
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Flavors of the Glaze:

The glaze is a symphony of sweet, tangy, and savory notes. The honey provides a luscious sweetness, balanced by the tanginess of Dijon mustard, while the spices add warmth and depth. The fresh orange juice brings a zesty, citrusy brightness, creating a well-rounded and unforgettable flavor profile.

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Tips for making the best Honey Glazed ham

  1. firstly, choose a high-quality, bone-in ham for optimal flavor.
  2. Pat the ham dry before applying the glaze for better adherence.
  3. Regularly baste the ham for a caramelized exterior and moist interior.
  4. Allow the ham to rest after cooking for juicier slices.
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Best Accompaniments:

Pair your Honey Glazed Ham with classic sides like creamy mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or buttery rolls. The ham’s versatile flavors also complement tangy cranberry sauce or sweet potato dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a pre-cooked ham for this recipe? A: Absolutely! Adjust the cooking time accordingly and follow the package instructions.

Q: Can I make the glaze ahead of time? A: Certainly! Prepare the glaze in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Rewarm before brushing it onto the ham.

Q: Can I freeze leftover ham? A: Yes, freeze in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Honey Glazed Ham by chef Kolby Kash

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Honey Glazed Ham by chef Kolby Kash

Honey Glazed Ham

This Honey Glazed Ham is a tantalizing blend of succulent flavors that harmonize sweet honey, zesty orange, and savory spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • 1 roasting pan


Honey Glazed Ham

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in spiral ham 8lbs
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice

Orange Honey Glaze

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Bayou City Lemon Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a shallow roasting pan, layer orange slices and pour in the orange juice.
  • Place roasting rack in the roasting pan and add ham.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine the brown sugar, honey, orange marmalade and salt. Stir until just combined
  • Bring mixture to a slight bubble and let simmer, over medium heat for 4 minutes
  • Pour half the glaze over the ham and bake for 50 minutes, uncovered.
  • Pour the remaining glaze over the ham and bake another 20 minutes. if using a thermometer, it should read 140° F (60°C).
  • Once the ham reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the oven, tent it with foil, and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a juicier ham.
  • Carve the ham and serve it with the remaining glaze on the side.


Allow the ham to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. This helps it cook more evenly. Patting the ham dry with paper towels before applying the glaze ensures better adherence.
Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the ham. Insert it into the thickest part of the meat, avoiding contact with the bone. Remove the ham from the oven when it reaches 140°F (60°C).
Allow the ham to rest tented with foil after removing it from the oven. This step helps the juices redistribute, resulting in a juicier and more flavorful ham when sliced.
Feel free to tailor the sweetness of the glaze to your liking. If you prefer a sweeter ham, you can increase the honey and brown sugar slightly.
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