Honey Baked Ham with Glaze

Welcome to the delightful world of homemade gourmet with our Honey Baked Ham with Glaze recipe! This dish is not just a meal; it's a centerpiece that promises to elevate your dining experience with its rich flavors and succulent texture. Perfect for holiday feasts or special family gatherings, this recipe blends sweet and aromatic spices to create a truly memorable dish.


  • Ham (3.5 to 4.5 kg)
  • 2 quarts whole milk
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, halved and peeled
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 2 grams cinnamon and whole berries
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 whole green cardamom pod
  • 1 piece of butter
  • 180 grams of honey
  • 30 milliliters Worcestershire sauce
  • 15 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 9.5g Dijon mustard
  • 2.5 grams white pepper
  • 1 big pinch of ground cloves


Instructions:A festive dining table featuring a beautifully caramelized Honey Baked Ham with Glaze, garnished with cloves and herbs, surrounded by holiday decor, ready to be served

Preparing the Ham:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large pot, place the ham with milk, onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, thyme, and white pepper.
  2. Cook: Bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Avoid letting it boil vigorously.
  3. Simmer: Reduce the heat and allow the ham to simmer slowly for a few hours, turning occasionally. Ensure the ham's internal temperature reaches 71°C with a meat thermometer.

Preparing the Glaze:

  1. Melt Butter: In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add Ingredients: Incorporate honey, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, white pepper, and ground cloves.
  3. Simmer Glaze: Stir continuously, letting the mixture simmer for a few minutes until it slightly thickens.

Glazing and Baking the Ham:

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 180°C.
  2. Prepare Ham: Remove the ham from the pot, score the surface with a sharp knife, and insert cloves into the cuts.
  3. Apply Glaze: Generously brush the ham with the honey glaze.
  4. Bake: Place the ham in a roasting pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the glaze caramelizes and turns golden.

To Serve:

  • Rest the Ham: Allow the ham to rest before slicing to ensure it retains its juices.
  • Serve: Present the Honey Baked Ham with Glaze as the star of your meal, accompanied by your favorite sides.

This Honey Baked Ham with Glaze recipe is not just a dish, but an experience to cherish. With each step, from simmering to glazing, you infuse love and flavor into the ham, making it a perfect choice for any celebratory occasion. Enjoy the praises from your guests as they savor each bite of this delectably moist and flavorful ham.

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