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Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Your Easter celebration will be so simple to orchestrate with this sweet, smoky ham recipe at your fingertips. It feeds a crowd and the baked ham glaze tastes fantastic. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (8 to 10 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2-1/4 cups ginger ale
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/2-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, for glaze, in a small saucepan, mix brown sugar, honey, vinegar and ginger ale. Bring to a boil; cook until mixture is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Reserve 1 cup mixture for sauce; keep warm.
  • Brush ham with some of the remaining glaze. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, about 30 minutes, brushing twice with additional glaze. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked ham with 1 tablespoon sauce: 270 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 1234mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

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  • Nancy
    Dec 30, 2020

    I made the glaze for a ham I was cooking on Christmas Eve. The glaze didn’t smell very good when it was cooking and I was afraid to put it on the ham for fear my picky kid wouldn’t eat it. I finally tried it today with some leftover ham and liked it. So now I have a batch of glaze. Think I could use it on turkey or freeze it?

  • 2southernstars
    Feb 29, 2020

    This is everyone's absolute favorite ham. I have been making it several times a year for years and just served it for lunch today. I always make it in the slow cooker, cooking on low for about 5 hours, depending on the size of the ham. Don't wait for a holiday to make this sweet with a kick ham!

  • sjmdam
    Jul 13, 2015

    very good flavor I followed the recipe exactly but I agree with the crockpot version spring16 talks about. leave enough time to do out of the crock pot. I also paired it with chipotle sweet potatoes 2010 annual recipes pg 45 nice Sunday dinner.

  • spring16
    Apr 24, 2014

    Served this on Easter Sunday . Everyone loved it. They asked me to make it this way every year. The only thing I did differently was cook it in the slow cooker, 7 hours on low and then kept it on warm setting until we were ready to eat. I put 1/2 of the glaze on in the beginning of cook time and the other 1/2 halfway through cook time. I did reserve 1 cup of glaze to serve with ham as recipe suggested.

  • shannon12
    Jun 24, 2013

    Made this for a big family function. What a hit! I made a double batch of the sauce which people wanted to eat by itself and we just kept talking of ALL the other foods it would be great on!! Yummy!

  • Fernflower
    May 17, 2013

    We just had this for the second time. We love the glaze! It is so easy to make and really adds a nice flavor to the ham.

  • Fab4Gramma
    Apr 10, 2013

    Great glaze.

  • dihiggins
    Apr 2, 2013

    A simple and delicious recipe! A go to for every holiday!Diane Higgins, Tampa, FL

  • swinny
    Apr 2, 2013

    Made this for Easter 2013 & it was delicious!! Would definitely make this again!

  • swinny
    Apr 2, 2013

    Made this for Easter 2013 & it was delicious!!