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Glazed Ham, Roasted, Ham, Holiday - Event, Clove - Spice

Brown Sugar Molasses Baked Ham Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 135 Minutes


Ham is much better when you choose a tasty glaze for the dish. Try this and you’ll want to make it as soon as possible.


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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 smoked ham, 6-8 pounds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking dish and set aside.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and molasses in a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the bourbon, orange juice, mustard, and cloves. Mix well.
  4. Remove any skin and fat from the ham and place ham in the baking dish. Make 1/4 inch cuts in the ham in a diamond pattern.
  5. Pour the glaze over the ham.
  6. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the ham registers 140F or 165F, basting every 15 minutes with the glaze. Internal temp will be determined by whether the ham was pre-cooked or not.
  7. Remove the ham from the oven and cool in the pan.
  8. When ready to serve the ham, remove the fat from the top of the drippings and remove the whole cloves. Serve the sauce with the ham.
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 120 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American