Oh boy this turned out AMAZING! So easy and you will love it!
My family LOVES Honey Baked Ham and we always pick one up during the holidays. Since we are all currently in quarantine due to the COVID-19 Virus, we decided to try to duplicate the Honey Baked Ham recipe and got pretty close to the original!!
My husband is pretty creative in the kitchen and has a great palate for seasonings when trying to duplicate recipes and I am pretty sure we hit it right on the nose! After researching a few ideas out there on the internet we decided that we would try our own version and share it with you!
- 7 to 8 lb Shank Cut Half Ham (buy one that does NOT say water added)
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- pinch of Allspice (just a little pinch)
- 3/4 cup of juice from the ham once marinated and roasted
- The day before you plan to eat the ham, cut it up into slices and place in a 9 X 13 aluminum pan (this will make ALL pieces nice and flavored with the delicious crunch on the outside).
- Put the butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and heat 1 minute until heated thoroughly and stir
- Pour the honey/butter mixture over the ham slices making sure that all pieces and nicely coated
- Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator overnight
- THE FOLLOWING DAY:
- Remove ham from refrigerator and cook covered in a preheated oven at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 hours
- Remove ham from oven and pour 3/4 cup of ham drippings into a small cooking pot and add sugar and all other seasonings. Bring to a boil for one minute until bubbly.
- Pour 1/2 of the mixture over the ham and distribute evenly on all ham slices. Pour remaining mixture on top of ham and spread around with a spoon to coat.
- Place ham uncovered on the bottom rack of the oven on LOW BROIL for 20 minutes
- Move ham to top rack and broil on HIGH for an additional 10-15 minutes watching closely so that it doesn't burn. When nice and browned with dark edges it is done
- Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving
This turned out absolutely delicious! We like the sugary edges on a honey baked ham but by slicing the ham up ahead of time each piece had the deliciousness! If you bought a spiral sliced ham you could get away with pouring the honey and butter over it instead, however, ours was not spiral sliced and we were wanting to make sure that each piece had that delicious honey baked ham flavor. Since the ham was marinated in the butter and honey over night it turned out VERY tender and flavorful. We will do this again for years to come! Our ham was on sale for $1.29 per lb so ended up costing $9.03 instead of paying over $60 for an original honey baked!