Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Juicy whiskey-glazed ham.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Cut crosswise slashes vertically and horizontally on ham, cutting through fat but not into the meat. Implant whole cloves where slashes intersect as deep as you can.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a large, heavy baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Step 3

    Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add whiskey. Cook until reduced by 1/3 to boil out some of the alcohol taste, 15 to 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add butter; stir until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and honey until mixture has a sauce-like consistency, 10 to 15 minutes more.
  4. Step 4

    Baste ham with glaze and place onto the prepared pan. Cover entire pan with more foil.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with glaze and fat drippings from the pan and recovering with foil afterwards. Remove foil and continue baking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the ham reads at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 30 minutes more, basting twice during this period.
  6. Step 6

    Remove ham from the oven and tent foil to let juices settle back into meat, about 10 minutes. Reserve pan drippings. Trim off fat and skin and slice; set on a serving tray. Serve with pan juices.