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Baked Bourbon Glazed Ham

Baked bourbon glazed ham is slathered with a thick, sweet bourbon glaze made of brown sugar, orange juice and whole grain mustard. Perfect for the holidays or family dinner!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6 people
Calories 120kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham shank (mine was about 10 pounds)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ham juice from the bottom of the roasting pan or water
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place ham in a roasting pan or baking dish and cover with foil. Cook ham 15-20 minutes per pound. For a 10 pound ham, I ended up cooking mine approximately two hours.
  • After the ham has baked for an hour and a half, remove it from the oven. Strain two tablespoons of juice from the bottom of the pan.
  • Combine orange juice, brown sugar, ham juice, mustard, and bourbon. Whisk in cornstarch until smooth. Bring to a boil and cook until glaze has thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Apply glaze liberally to the outside of the ham. Return to the oven, uncovered. Baste ham with the glaze every ten minutes for 30 minutes.
  • Remove ham from oven and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.


Storing: Both the sliced bourbon glazed ham and the glaze should be store in separate airtight containers in the freezer. The ham should be consumed within four days. The glaze should be used within two weeks.
Reheating: Place the sliced ham in a shallow dish. Lay a damp paper towel over the top and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through. Ham slices can also be reheated in a covered dish in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. To reheat the glaze, place it in a microwave safe-dish. I recommend placing a paper towel over the top to catch any splatter. Heat for one minute or until reheated. You can also reheat the glaze over low heat on the stove
Freezing: Store ham in a freezer bag or even better, vacuum seal. Consume within three months. Glaze can also be transferred to a quart sized freezer bag. Fold the top down to remove any air and seal. Glaze can also be frozen for up the three months.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 990mg | Sugar: 1g