Free Activity Kit for Love Monster and the Last Chocolate!
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Course: main course
Total time: under 2 hours
Skill level: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
Yield: Serves 8 to 10
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It seems like everyone loves honey-baked hams. The salty cure of the ham against the sweet crystallized sugar crust is simply irresistible. I have invented a spicy home-baked alternative to the usual store bought ham. It’s so good, you will anticipate the leftovers as much as the original dinner.


  • ½ cup mild honey such as clover or orange blossom
  • 1½ tablespoons Toasted Spice Rub (see Notes)
  • 1 apple wood-smoked or honey-cured, boneless, fully cooked ham, about 4 pounds


Preheat the oven to 325°F.

In a small bowl, stir together the honey and the spice mixture. With a sharp knife, make a series of cuts, ½ inch deep and ½ inch apart, the entire length of the ham. Rotate the ham 90 degrees and make a second series of cuts, the same depth and the same distance apart, across the width of the ham.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the ham on the pan.

Bake, basting every 15 minutes with the honey mixture, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 150°F, 1 to 1¼ hours.

Remove the ham from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.

Carve the ham across the grain into slices of desired thickness. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with any remaining honey mixture.

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Nutrients per serving

Nutritional information does not include Toasted Spice Rub. This recipe serves 10.

492kcal (25%)
14mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
112mg (37%)
2153mg (90%)
11g (54%)
30g (47%)
2mg (9%)
Free Activity Kit for Love Monster and the Last Chocolate!