Enjoy this honey baked ham recipe throughout the year. It’s definitely a reader favorite and perfect for Family suppers. Holidays are also another great occasion for our easy oven baked ham recipe.

Honey Baked Ham Recipe with Brown Sugar Glaze

Honey Baked Ham Recipe

For holidays, family dinners and special occasions honey baked ham is always a favorite. There’s so many delicious reasons to serve ham, but the most important reason is that it’s so easy to make. No need to order it when you can make it at home in the oven for half the cost. Best of all, our brown sugar glaze is delicious and with only a few ingredients, is worth the little effort.

Honey Baked Ham Recipe with Brown Sugar Glaze on a plate

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Easy Brown Sugar Glaze

With just a few ingredients, the brown sugar glaze for the ham is simple and delicious. The best part about the glaze is that you can make it to your personal taste.

  • If you like it sweeter, you can add more brown sugar to the glaze. Like it less sweet? Just reduce the amount of sugar.
  • We add fresh orange juice for a wonderful, bright citrus flavor. Natural sweetness comes from the orange juice so you can balance out the levels of sugar for the orange juice.
  • Store the glaze in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • It’s perfect when glazed over the ham and the flavors are perfect for a wonderful family diner.

How to Make Sprial Honey Baked Ham Recipe

The process is super simple and you can use with a bone-in or spiral cut ham. Follow our photo tutorial and written recipe is in the recipe box below! We have step by step photos below to guide you through this process. Making oven baked ham is really simple!

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes, you definitely can! it’s a great way to enjoy leftovers too from soup to sandwiches. We love serving the leftovers for breakfast alongside eggs. Or make an awesome breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs. There’s so many ways to enjoy the leftovers when you make this honey baked ham recipe.

Honey Baked Ham Recipe with Brown Sugar Glaze

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Cooking time is about 12-14 minutes per pound. You’re basically re-heating it all the way though the center, but don’t want to over cook it to where it’s dry. Use a thermometer to monitor the internal temperature to be about 140°F/60°C for an already fully cooked ham.
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  • 4 lb. (1.8 kg) boneless, fully cooked ham

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1/2 cup (110 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (85 g) honey
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) orange juice (or 1 orange juiced)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) mustard (optional) or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground clove (optional)
  • black pepper , to taste


  • Remove ham from package and netting. If it’s been refrigerated, if possible let it sit out for about 1 hour to take a bit of the chill off. If ham is not pre-sliced, score the ham with shallow 1/2-inch/12mm criss-cross cuts.
    Pre-sliced ham in a baking dish
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
    Oven knobs
  • Make the Glaze (this can also be done while ham bakes for the first 30 minutes): In a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar glaze ingredients (brown sugar, honey, orange juice, optional mustard, cinnamon, clove (optional), and black pepper). Heat and whisk until brown sugar is dissolved and glaze is well combined. Set aside.
    Whisking glaze in a saucepan
  • Lay ham cut side down on a baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
    Ham in dish covered with foil
  • Baking the ham for 30 minutes (or if using a different sized ham – about 20 minutes before it should be finished – base complete timing off of cooking for 12-14 minutes per pound), uncover the ham and and brush 1/2 of the glaze over the ham.
    Brushing ham with glaze
  • Increase oven to 425°F/220°C, place the ham back in the oven, UNCOVERED, and bake for another 20 minutes or until the ham is crispy on the outside and the internal temperature is 140°F/60°C.
    Finished glazed and baked ham
  • Optional serving: Combine the juices from the roasting pan and the remaining glaze in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Brush the glaze onto the ham when serving or serve alongside in a bowl for everyone to add as they like.
    Brushing thickened glaze on ham


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 514kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 2191mg, Potassium: 554mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 12IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 2mg

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