Baked Ham

Here is my method for preparing what I would call a great ham:

  1. Place an 8 to10 ham in a large pot of water and add about 2 cups of sugar. I normally boil my ham for about 45 minutes to get rid of the excess salt that hams are known for.
  2. Remove pan from pot and place on a rack, fat side up, in a large baking pan or roasting pan. Add 1½ cups of water to the pan.
  3. Bake the ham for about an hour or until it reaches an internal temperature of 148°.
  4. In the final 20 minutes of baking, brush the ham all over with glaze.

You may choose any of the following glazes:


Honey Mustard Ham Glaze:

  • 4 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey

Mix all ingredients together until smooth.

Simple Ham Glaze: 

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp prepared mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Stir constantly while boiling, for about five minutes.

Apricot Honey Ham Glaze: 

  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens, then remove from heat. 


  1. I shared your recipe and your blog link on my page so those who are looking for a Great Christmas ham can stop by your page and get the recipe! Absolutely Delicious!!

  2. Yes, I saw it when I visited your blog!! Thank you so very very much, Rashida♥♥

  3. yum...this is what we had for Christmas dinner...I used the glaze that came with the ham...I think that added to the cost. I am going to try the apricot preserves next time.

  4. Yum is correct!! Hope you like the apricot glaze :)