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honey baked ham with cloves

Honey Glazed Ham

Easy Glazed Ham with a wonderful infusion of cloves. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Honey Baked Ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 419 kcal
Author Amanda


  • 5 pound ham shank, pre-cooked
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves*
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • 2/3 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Score ham, and stud with the whole cloves. Place ham in foil lined pan.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the brown sugar, honey, and butter. Keep glaze warm while baking the ham. (You can add more honey if needed.)

  4. Carefully brush glaze over ham that has been studded with cloves, and then create a foil tent for the ham.

  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting the ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the honey glaze. (Be careful to pull the rack out fully so you don't have to reach into a hot oven.) I left one side of the foil less secured so that I could easily pull it back when basting.

  6. During the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking, remove the foil and turn on the broiler to caramelize the glaze. The Internal temperature should be 140°F. 

  7. Remove from the oven and let sit a few minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

*You can use as little as 1 tablespoon of cloves. Some folks also omit them entirely.