This Honey Baked Ham Recipe is an easy version of the traditional holiday ham. We use a boneless ham to keep the cook time down, and bake it in the oven with a delicious, honey/sugar mixture. The end result is a sweet and savory holiday dish that you can’t stop picking at.
For this recipe, I used a boneless 4 lb. precooked, presliced ham. I like using a presliced ham because the sugary honey mixture really sinks down into each slice. I also like that this is a small batch recipe- it serves a small to medium family, about 6-8 people max (estimating 2-3 slices per person).
How to Make Honey Baked Ham
First- start by preheating your oven to 275 degrees. Spray a roasting pan, or a dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Place the ham flat side down in the center of the pan.
In a separate dish, combine melted butter, brown sugar, and honey. Stir to combine. Coat over the ham, leaving about 2 tablespoons of the honey mixture leftover for later.
Bake the ham for about 10-12 minutes per pound. The beauty of this recipe is that since the ham is precooked, it doesn’t need to be cooked to a certain temperature to eat- just until it is warm throughout to your liking.
Once the ham is baked and warm throughout, brush with remaining honey mixture and broil for 2-3 minutes to further develop crust. After that- serve and enjoy!
If you are looking for other main course holiday ideas- check these other recipes out.
- Stuffed Pork Loin with Apples, Cranberries and Pecans
- Honey Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
- Turkey Roulade with Stuffing
- Baked Ziti with Sausage & Bechamel Sauce
If you are looking for dishes to serve alongside this Honey Baked Ham, we recommend these!
- Easy Make Ahead Mushroom Gravy
- Fondant Potatoes
- Homemade Focaccia Bread
- Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin
A delicious recipe for a Honey Baked Boneless Ham that is sure to please your guests for the holidays!
- 1 4-6 lb boneless, precooked ham (presliced, or slice it yourself)
- 2 tbsp salted butter, melted
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
Preheat oven to 275 degrees farenheit.
Spray a roasting pan, or a dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Place the ham flat side down in the center of the pan.
Mix honey, butter, brown sugar, and spices. Slather mixture on ham, and inbetween slices, reserving about 2 tablespoons for later. Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound, or until ham is warm throughout (120-140 degrees internally).
*As this recipe is using precooked ham, it does not need to be 165 degrees to eat.
Remove ham from oven. Set oven to broil setting. Slather ham with remaining sugar mixture and broil for 1-2 minutes or until broiled to your liking (keeping a close eye on the ham so the ham does not over-char ). Serve & enjoy!