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Spiral-cut, bourbon and brown sugar glazed ham.
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Bourbon And Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

This bourbon and brown sugar glaze is rich and delicious. Buy the best quality ham you can afford. A spiral-cut ham makes serving easy. Slightly adapted from the Time-Life, Foods of the World, American Cookbook. 1968.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 617kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 8 lb ham pre-cooked and spiral cut, if possible

Bourbon Glaze



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the ham fat side up on a rack and set in a shallow roasting pan. Bake in the middle of the oven, without basting, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat can be easily pierced with a fork. The internal temperature should read between 130 and 140 degrees F.

Bourbon Glaze

  • Meanwhile, combine bourbon, brown sugar and dry mustard in a small bowl.
  • When ham is cool enough to handle, cut away the rind, then score the ham by cutting deeply through the fat until you reach the meat and make a cross-wise or diamond pattern.
  • Pat or use a pastry brush to cover the ham with the bourbon and brown sugar mixture. If using cloves, pierce a whole clove into the center of each diamond.
  • Return the ham back to the oven and continue cooking and additional 15-20 minutes, or until the sugar has melted and formed a brilliant glaze.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2696mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg