Orange Bourbon Ham


Orange Bourbon Ham

Orange Bourbon Ham

Our to-die-for easy homemade glaze that's brushed on to a bone-in smoked ham will make your holiday entertaining memorable. Our Test Kitchen's favorite recipe for Orange Bourbon Ham is so simple yet so elegant


We like to serve this elegant ham with a colorful side dish, like our Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes.


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time1 hr 15 min


  • 1 (4- 5-pound) bone-in smoked ham half, fully cooked, unsliced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/3 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 441
  • Calories from Fat 125
  • Total Fat 14g 21 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.1g 16 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 35g 69 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 132mg 44 %
  • Sodium 2,106mg 88 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 41g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4 %
  • Sugars 37g 0 %

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I made this marinade for our Christmas ham. It was delicious!! My daughter in law who does not like ham, stated it was good and even had a second helping. Now that IS a compliment! This recipe is a definite keeper.

BDWB, my brother has been diabetic since a teen, I cook often with wine and spirits, and it is safe to eat.

I made this last night and my father-in-law said it was the best ham he has ever tasted. The flavor was amazing!! I had to triple everything because my ham was 13 pounds and basted it every hour. I also kept it covered with aluminum foil which kept it really moist. I took the foil off for the last 20 minutes and the outside turned out wonderful. This is a must keep receipt for ham!!!

In the Orange Bourbon Ham recipe, can rum be substituted for the bourbon?

I always use spiced rum...It's always memoriable & I'm always asked for recipe.

Getting ready to make the Orange Bourbon Ham!! I am not that experienced in cooking so asking a question here---- do i have to cover the ham at all with foil??

I cover the ham for most of the cook time. Then I take the foil off for the 15-20 minutes. Gets the outside crispy.

My brother is a diabetic. Isn't it true, after cooking the bourbon or whiskey the alcohol is "burned", cooked away and it would be safe for him to eat??? I would love to make this, but, not if my brother can't enjoy it too. Please, let me know... Thanks :)


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