Roast Ham with Spiced Honey Glaze

This delicious honey roast ham is great for a crowd. The simple spice rub and honey glaze is all it takes to make a perfect roast ham for the holidays or a family dinner!


12 servings

  • 1 8-pound bone-in, shank-end cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Herbs and fruit for garnish If desired


  • Step 1
    Heat oven to 325ºF. Score fat rind on ham at 1-inch intervals with a knife. Skip scoring if ham is spiral-cut. Place ham, scored-side up, in a roasting pan. Place 1 cup water in the bottom of the pan.
  • Step 2
    Combine black pepper, garlic powder and mustard powder in a small bowl and then rub all over the surface of the ham. Tent ham with foil and roast for 1½ hours.
  • Step 3
    Combine honey, cinnamon and ground cloves. Remove foil from ham and drizzle or brush honey over the ham. Continue roasting, uncovered for 30 minutes to caramelize the outside.
  • Step 4
    Remove ham from oven and let rest 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board to carve or present on a platter, garnished with herbs and fresh fruit if desired.
  • Step 5
    Serve any juices from pan, in a bowl on the side, if desired.

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