Bourbon Orange Honey Ham

I absolutely love Honey Ham during the holiday season but like anything, I wanted to elevate it! I decided to add bourbon and oranges to my glaze to make this ham very memorable. Not only does this ham have amazing flavor, I’ll also teach you how to ensure it stays nice and moist!

This ham recipe is perfect for the holidays but honestly, I like to make this all year round. It pairs wonderfully with my Mac & cheese recipe, or even my cornbread recipe.

Why everyone loves this Bourbon Orange Honey Ham

  • It’s Juicy- Everyone complains about dry turkey, but dry ham is also very common. Ham cooks pre-cooked, so really, your just heating it up. This recipe ensures the ham keeps all of its juices!
  • The flavor is unique- While many people are use to traditional honey ham, the bourbon and the Orange really upgrade the flavors and create a perfect balance of sweet and savort
  • It’s Easy- Hands down, this is my easiest Thanksgiving recipe. I can make this recipe with my eyes closed!

Tips for making the perfect ham

  • Use the proper cooking vessel- You’ll want to trap the moisture in the ham so you’ll need a large enough cooking pan to do so. I recommend using a roasting pan.
  • Cover your ham tight– I wrap my ham really tight with aluminum foil that way all of the moisture stays locked in as your heating it up
  • Reduce your sauce- After you’ve glazed your ham, heat up the rest of your sauce and use it as a glaze!
  • Decorate!– Decorate anf garnish your ham with oranges, rosemary or even pineapple!
Orange Glazed Sliced Honey Gam with orange slices

Bourbon Glazed Honey Ham

Juicy, sweet and moist Orange Glazed Bourbon Honey Ham
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 345 kcal


  • 1 spiral ham 1 lb per every person
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 1/8 cup Bourbon can also use rum, or for non-alcoholic drinks 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground glove


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place ham in a large baking dish and add in chicken broth and orange slices to the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan in foil.
  • Cook ham on 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes until ham is hot and steam is coming out of aluminum foil.
  • In a large sauce pot add in orange juice, sugar, butter, honey, spices and bourbon and reduce.
  • Remove ham from oven and pour half of your glaze over the ham
  • Broil at high degrees for 5 minutes or until the sauce has glazed
  • Serve with the rest of your orange bourbon glaze honey sauce

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  1. Nicole November 20, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    5 stars
    I made this with a small ham for a Friendsgiving gathering and it was so good. Also it was super easy to make. Everyone enjoyed it

    1. Toni Chapman November 20, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much! I am happy you enjoyed my recipe. Happy holidays <3

  2. Toni Chavers November 21, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!!! My name is Toni also and I’m definitely a moody foodie. Delicious ?

  3. Makayla Massey November 22, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    What kind of bourbon did you use?

  4. Maryann November 22, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    What could I substitute orange juice with?

  5. Genesis November 23, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    5 stars
    so flavorful ! not dry! absolutely love! I didn’t have a mother that could teach me nor any aunties I’m so grateful people like you do what you do! much love ❤️

    1. Toni Chapman November 23, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      Same ?❤️ i’ll be your food mommy now! Happy holidays Genesis! Sending you love!

  6. Rashawn November 23, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Made this last Thanksgiving and it was a hit! So much so, that it was requested by the family again this Thanksgiving. So, I’m getting ready, as I write this, to get in the kitchen and make this FIRE a$$ recipe again.

  7. Ruby E November 24, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    5 stars
    It came out so good, everyone loved it. My ham was falling off the bone. I did switch up the recipe a bit and decided to add pineapple juice into the mixture to base the ham with and added pineapples & oranges to the chicken broth on bottom of ham. I also added more than 1 cup of chicken broth and that definitely kept the ham super juicy. Everyone kept asking for more!

    I wish we could add our photos so we could show how’s our turned out! (:

  8. Jacqueline Argueta November 25, 2023 at 12:49 am

    5 stars
    I couldn’t be happier with the way this recipe turned out. I wanted a flavorful sweet recipe for my thanksgiving ham, and it truly was the talk of the night. 🤎 10/10 *simply chefs kiss*

  9. Victoria May 7, 2024 at 9:27 pm

    5 stars
    I made it and that glaze is amazing! My ham was a little dry because someone argued that it’s supposed to 10 or more min per pound even for precooked and google backed that up. So we split the difference between that and the suggested 30 minutes. Should’ve trusted in Toni! Still gave 5 stars because it’s still a good ham and that glaze just divine!