Orange & Bourbon Glazed ham is the star of any holiday table. A perfectly baked ham with a delicious sweet, tasty glaze that also has a presentation wow factor.

From overhead showing the clove studded skin of the ham

If you’re feeding a crowd this Easter (or any holiday for that matter) it’s always good to plan ahead and think about your menu. We all know all the flavor comes from the glaze and for presentation purposes, I studded my ham with whole cloves.

A sliver serving tray with a glazed ham with orange sliced and parsley

The delicious glaze of fresh orange juice and zest, honey, brown sugar, all spice and bourbon are all cooked together in a pan until thick and syrupy. The top of the ham is scored into a decorative diamond pattern and studded with whole cloves, then baked and glazed.

Orange & bourbon glazed ham is the star of any holiday table. A perfectly baked ham with a delicious sweet, tasty glaze and a presentation wow factor.

If you are serving this ham to kiddies, you could  give them slices of  ham without any glaze as there is plenty of ham without it.

A sliver serving tray with a glazed ham with orange sliced and parsley

Did I mention this ham also makes great leftovers?  One of my most popular recipes right now is ham and split pea soup. You can grab the recipe here.

 

Here are some delicious side dishes to serve with the ham. Slow cooker green beans with shallots & almonds, crockpot orange, honey & herb glazed carrots (recipe link below).

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Yield: 6

Orange & Bourbon Glazed Ham

Orange & Bourbon Glazed Ham

Orange & bourbon glazed ham is the star of any holiday table. A perfectly baked ham with a delicious sweet, tasty glaze that also has a presentation wow factor.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 fully cooked ham, not spiral cut
  • 1/2 cup bourbon , * see note
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Whole cloves

Instructions

  1. Remove ham from refrigerator and sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Position oven rack to lowest position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Meanwhile, to a saucepan add the bourbon, honey, brown sugar, marmalade, orange zest, juice, allspice and salt.
  4. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat and cook for 5 minutes until slightly reduced.
  5. Score the top of the ham in a diamond pattern using a sharp knife and insert a clove in the center of each diamond.
  6. Place the ham on a rack in roasting pan and fill the pan 1/3 with water and bake for 15 minutes per pound
  7. One hour before it's done, brush the glaze onto the outside of the ham.

Notes

* You can substitute 5 tablespoons maple syrup and 3 tablespoons non alcoholic vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 5mgSodium 169mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 2g