This honey-butter glazed ham recipe made with just 5 ingredients is sweet, dripping with flavor, and only requires a few minutes of prep!
This recipe is sponsored by Challenge Dairy.
If you’re looking for the easiest way to impress a crowd, then a spiral glazed ham is the best solution. This honey-butter glazed ham is the perfect stress-free centerpiece for Easter, Christmas, or any large gathering with friends and family!
Starting with with a fully cooked spiral-cut ham makes this dish a breeze, and smothering it with a homemade glaze of real butter, honey, fresh rosemary, and crushed garlic makes this ham completely irresistible. My family already loves my citrus spice glazed ham, and now we’ve all fallen for this honey-butter glazed ham too!
The Simplest Honey-Butter Glaze
Spiral hams usually come with a glaze packet, but you should definitely toss it and opt to make your own instead. This glaze is so easy! And your ham will taste so much better. For this recipe I wanted to keep things simple, using just a few high quality ingredients for maximum flavor without a lot of fuss.
To make this honey-butter glaze you’ll need:
- Pure honey
- High quality salted butter
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh garlic
Don’t try to cut any corners, as the best ingredients will truly make a better glazed ham. My favorite brand of butter to use for recipes like this is Challenge Butter. Challenge Butter is made the old-fashioned way, from the freshest milk and cream from happy cows at family-owned dairies. Plus, it’s completely free of any hormones, additives, or fillers.
How to bake a spiral ham
To keep this dish super simple, I prefer to use a fully cooked spiral ham. And I always choose a bone-in ham as it has more flavor than boneless. Since the ham is already fully baked, all you need to do is rewarm it in the oven:
- Place it cut side-down in a roasting pan or 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Cover tightly with foil and bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes per pound, about 2 and a half hours total for a 10 pound ham.
- To glaze the ham, remove the foil during the last 30 minutes of baking and brush the ham generously with the glaze about every 10 minutes.
Baking the covered ham at a low temperature for several hours keeps it very moist and juicy, while glazing the ham at the end at a higher temperature caramelizes the edges and creates a lot of great flavor.
Make it a complete meal
Looking to create a complete menu around this honey-butter glazed ham? Here are a few suggestions:
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Classic Rice Pilaf
- Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts
- Homemade Caesar Salad
- The Best White Dinner Rolls
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Honey-Butter Glazed Ham
- 8-10 lb spiral-cut, bone-in cooked ham
- 6 tablespoons salted Challenge butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham in a roasting dish cut side-down and cover with foil. Bake for 2 hours.
- In a small saucepan, combine the butter, honey, rosemary, and garlic. Bring to a boil and whisk until smooth. Simmer for about 5 minutes until thickened.
- Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Remove foil from roasting dish and brush ham with glaze. Cook for an additional 30 minutes, glazing ham about every 10 minutes.
- Brush ham with remaining glaze before serving.
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