Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham


Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham

Find out how to cook a semi-boneless ham with this amazing holiday recipe.

Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham
1 Hr 35 Min

Make the holiday feel extra-special by adding a big dose of "WOW!" to your holiday ham this year. Our Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham has a caramelized crispy glaze that goes perfectly with the saltiness of the ham. This easy semi-boneless ham recipe is gourmet-store, fancy-schmancy without the costly price tag!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (5- to 6-pound) fully-cooked semi-boneless ham
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil. Using a sharp knife, score top of ham in a crisscross pattern. Place ham in pan.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine remaining ingredients and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until melted and smooth. Brush 1/3 of glaze over ham.
  3. Bake 1-1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of ham registers 140 degrees. Baste ham with remaining glaze every 30 minutes during cooking.
  4. Remove ham from oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or cold.


Recipe Q&A

How long does it take to cook a semi boneless ham? Heat a fully cooked semi boneless ham in a 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes per pound, or about 2 hours for a 6-pound ham. 

What is the difference between bone-in ham and semi boneless ham? A semi boneless ham has had the hip bone (aitch) and tail bone removed, while leaving the thigh bone. This way, you get the flavor advantage of bone-in ham, but the ham is easier to carve. Bone-in ham tends to be more flavorful, and less prone to drying out in the oven, compared to boneless ham.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 340
  • Calories from Fat 76
  • Total Fat 8.4g 13 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g 17 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 41g 81 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 128mg 43 %
  • Sodium 1,603mg 67 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 24g 8 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0 %
  • Sugars 24g 0 %

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Can a 7lb be used for this . If so what is the cook time in hours ? Also i have a roaster pan. do i need use the lid or should i layer with foil ? based off the hours one should baste2 times 30 mins and another 30mins correct ? Baking correct

I HEARD the ham was "delicious" I didn't get any. I was eaten up at the party before I got a slice!! I was very easy to prepare.

Would this work with a 5 pound canned ham?

Hi there! This recipe will work with canned ham. Happy cooking! :)

The ham was fantastic! The glaze was perfect and very tasty. Made the ham look like I was a master chef. Will be using this recipe again!

I used this recipe with a Cumberland Gap Ham from Kroger on Christmas day and it made the best ham ever. My first time cooking the ham for Christmas dinner and this turned out moist and full of flavor. It really did look like a speciality ham. We all loved it.

How do I make Raisins sauss

Hi there! We have a few different raisin sauces to pair with this delicious ham recipe. Check out this one! You can also search for "raisin sauce" in the search bar at the top right corner of this page. Enjoy!


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