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!
Bourbon Glazed Honey Ham
- 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