Copycat Honey Baked Ham

When you picture your perfect holiday dinner, what does it look like? For me, it’s all about the family gathered around the table sharing precious memories while enjoying delicious food with no stress or frantic running around. Copycat Honey Baked Ham on a serving plater

Slaving in the kitchen for hours on end is definitely not part of that idyllic picture which I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with. If you’re seeking an easy and flavorful dish that’s a treat to the tastebuds, easy on the wallet and doesn’t require endless hours in the kitchen, then this Copycat Honey Baked Ham is a recipe you want for your holiday meals!

The brown sugar and butter combine to caramelize in the oven, making it the perfect recipe for sweet and savory holiday ham! As an optional extra, you could also broil your ham for the last few minutes of the cooking time to harden the caramel coating!Copycat Honey Baked Ham on a serving platter

Serve your honey baked ham with one of your favorite holiday side dishes for a holiday meal the kids and family will go crazy for – I’ve added some great ideas for you further down!

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WHAT SIDE DISHES CAN I SERVE WITH THIS BAKED HAM?

DO YOU HAVE RECIPES THAT USE LEFTOVER HAM?

HOW LONG IS THIS HAM GOOD FOR?

  • Baked ham should sit at room temperature for no longer than 2 hours. If you have leftovers, you can easily store it in your refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Make sure to drizzle the ham with a little ham juice before storing it so that it doesn’t dry out.
  • You can also freeze leftover ham for up to 3-4 months by storing it in freezer-safe containers or freezer bags.

TIPS FOR MAKING COPYCAT HONEY BAKED HAM

  • You could cook the ham under the broiler for the last few minutes of the cooking time to harden that caramel coating if desired.
  • Having a reliable meat thermometer is a life-saver for cooking meat such as baked ham. You want the ham to reach the desired temperature mentioned in my recipe directions. Just note too that your ham will rise a few degrees while resting once removed from the oven.

Copycat Honey Baked Ham

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. In a small sauce pan, combine all basting sauce ingredients. Heat over medium until sugar dissolves completely and jam has melted. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.basting sauce ingredients in a cooking pot
  2. Remove all packaging from the ham. Place ham, cut side down, on oven- safe rack in a large roasting pan. Baste sauce over entire outside of ham, working the sauce between the sliced layers as much as possible. Continue basting until all of the sauce is applied (extra runoff in the bottom of the pan is fine).Ham in a cooking pot with a brush applying sauce to ham
  3. Cover the ham and roast in pan completely with aluminum foil. Bake at 275°F until the ham is heated through (approximately 2 1/2 hours).aluminum cover cooking pot
  4. Optional: Check on the ham every 30 minutes; brush up juice that has collected in the bottom of the roasting pan and baste the ham.
  5. When The Ham Has Reached Desired Temperature (140°F), remove from oven and discard aluminum foil. Adjust oven temperature to 425°F.
  6. In a small saucepan, combine glaze ingredients. Heat until butter is melted and the sugars form a paste.glaze ingredients in a cooking pot
  7. Brush paste over the outside of the ham.brushing glaze on to ham
  8. Return the ham to the oven, uncovered, for 10-20 minutes. Watch the ham carefully as the sugar glaze can burn easily. As soon as the glaze caramelizes, remove the ham from the oven. Let the ham sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.Copycat Honey Baked Ham on a serving platter

Other Tasty and Easy Holiday Recipes You’ll Love

5 from 2 votes

Copycat Honey Baked Ham

Are you seeking an easy ham recipe that’s a treat to the tastebuds and easy on the wallet? This Copycat Honey Baked Ham the recipe for you!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours

Ingredients
 

Basting Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Dash of paprika
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam or preserves
  • 8 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 pound spiral cut pre-cooked ham

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275°F. In a small sauce pan, combine all basting sauce ingredients. Heat over medium until sugar dissolves completely and jam has melted. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove all packaging from the ham. Place ham, cut side down, on oven- safe rack in a large roasting pan. Baste sauce over entire outside of ham, working the sauce between the sliced layers as much as possible. Continue basting until all of the sauce is applied (extra runoff in the bottom of the pan is fine).
  • Cover the ham and roast in pan completely with aluminum foil. Bake at 275°F until the ham is heated through (approximately 2 1/2 hours).
  • Optional: Check on the ham every 30 minutes; brush up juice that has collected in the bottom of the roasting pan and baste the ham.
  • When The Ham Has Reached Desired Temperature (140°F), remove from oven and discard aluminum foil. Adjust oven temperature to 425°F.
  • In a small saucepan, combine glaze ingredients. Heat until butter is melted and the sugars form a paste.
  • Brush paste over the outside of the ham.
  • Return the ham to the oven, uncovered, for 10-20 minutes. Watch the ham carefully as the sugar glaze can burn easily. As soon as the glaze caramelizes, remove the ham from the oven. Let the ham sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 3524mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg

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4 Comments

  1. Cooking Kristy says:

    5 stars
    I made this ham for our thanksgiving dinner. All 14 people who ate it LOVED it! This is now going to be a staple that we bring to family holiday get togethers. It was delicious, and the flavors remind me so much of the honey baked ham for a fraction of the price!!!

    1. So happy everyone loved it!

  2. Cooking K says:

    5 stars
    My whole family loves this recipe! I’ve been appointed to make and bring this to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. We like it even better than the name brand which would cost us much more!

    1. LOL. I love this! So happy Family Fresh Meals could be a part of the holidays with your family 🙂