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Honey Butter Ham

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Honey Butter Ham

Honey Butter Ham

Linda Larsen
Honey Butter Ham is the recipe my mom used whenever we'd have ham when I was little. I did add some Dijon mustard to the basic recipe to give it a little bit of a kick. Make sure that the ham you buy is labeled "fully cooked". It can then be cooked to 145 degrees F. If the ham is labeled "cook before eating", you must heat it to 160 degrees F.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • whole cloves
  • 3-5 pound fully cooked half ham


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Melt butter in small microwave-safe bowl. Stir in honey, brown sugar, and mustard until smooth; set aside.

Place ham in roasting pan. Score the top surface of the ham in a diamond pattern, making the cuts about 3/4" apart. Push a whole clove, point side down, into the center of each diamond in the ham.

Spoon half of the butter mixture over the ham. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then spoon over the rest of the butter mixture. Roast for another 20 minutes, then baste the ham with the pan drippings.

Roast for another 20 minutes (for a 3 pound ham), 40 minutes (for a 4 pound ham), or 60 minutes (for a 5 pound ham) until the ham reaches 145 degrees F and is glazed. Baste every 20 minutes. Slice thinly to serve.

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 4 out of 5
First Time With Ham, Member EmilieTobin

... And it was a success. I cooked a five pound ham (for a three person family) and it was a tasty and satisfying meal with plenty of leftovers for soups and, of course, many ham sandwiches. I would make this again. My only issue is with the instructions for roasting time - the last instruction says to ""roast for another 25-35 mins, or about 20 mins per pound."" For me, this was an issue of the leaving the ham in for 25 mins versus another hour. huh? Anyways, it still turned out great (although possibly slightly undercooked, only slightly) and I still think this is a good, solid recipe. Also, i'm only fourteen soooo if i can do it you can!

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