Monday, April 6, 2015

Honey Glazed Ham

Honey Glazed Ham

I'm pretty sure at least half of the homes across the nation were serving some sort of ham this past Sunday.  Why?  Because it was Easter Sunday, and well, that's what you serve on Easter, right?

And how difficult is ham?  I mean honestly, you put in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes per pound, and you're done.  Well, yes, that's true.  You COULD put the same ol', everyday, ham on the table tonight, OR you could put something special, I dare say sexy, on the table.  That's what my Honey Glazed Ham is.  It's taking your simple, everyday ham, putting a little black dress on that darlin', and saying "Look out stomach!  Here I come!"

You are not going to believe how succulent and flavorful this ham is, and I can't wait to share it with you so Let's Get Started!

Honey Glazed Ham:
*Prep Time: 5 min.  *Cook Time: 15 min/per pound *Difficulty:  Easy *Servings:  Depends on Ham


  • 1 Fully Cooked Ham
  • 1/2 c. Honey
  • 1/4 c. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
To begin, you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Next, place your ham in a shallow roasting pan.  You do not have to have a roasting rack.

Now, with your pairing knife, you are going to cut a criss-cross pattern in the skin of the ham.
First go one direction,

Then then other.  You will see a diamond pattern.
Place the ham in the oven and cook for 15 min. per pound.

While the ham is cooking you can assemble the glaze.
Combine the honey, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika into a mixing bowl.

Whisk together until the glaze forms.

 During the last 15 minutes of the cooking time, remove the ham from the oven.

I know you are going to want to tear into that beauty, but trust me, in 15 more minutes it will be a game changer.

Liberally brush the glaze into the every crack and crevice of the ham. (Now you know the reason for the criss-cross.)  You are going to want the glaze in EVERY bite.

Return the ham to the oven and cook for 15 more minutes.

Honey Glazed Ham

After 15 more minutes you can remove it from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.

Look at it though...
All of those delectable brown bits!  And the glaze, OH THE GLAZE!  It's sweet from the honey and sugar, savory from the mustard and seasonings, and just a wee bit smokey from the paprika.  I dare say that ham doesn't get ANY better than that!

Honey Glazed Ham

And you know what the best part is?  You don't have to wait for Easter, or any holiday for that matter, you can have this beauty on your table TONIGHT!  So get in the kitchen and make something special!  You will be SO glad you did!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. I tried your glaze recipe on my Easter ham today. I had compliments from my family! They loved it! I would adjust the salt though as my ham did not need anymore. I will use this again in the future! Thanks again for sharing:)

    1. I am so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for sharing with me!