Brown Sugar Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Choose a bone-in half-ham brined with natural juices. Leaving a thin layer of fat after trimming amps up the flavor and keeps the meat moist.

Brown Sugar Bourbon-Glazed Ham being sliced by a woman in a white dress
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (6- to 8-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham

  • 48 whole cloves

  • 1 (16-oz.) package light brown sugar

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard

  • 1 cup cola soft drink

  • ¾ cup bourbon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove skin from ham, and trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make shallow cuts in fat 3/4 inch apart in a diamond pattern.

  2. Insert cloves in centers of diamonds. Place ham in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients; spoon mixture over ham.

  3. Bake at 350° on lowest oven rack 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting slowly with pan juices every 15 to 20 minutes. Remove ham from oven, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing, basting occasionally with pan juices.

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