Honey Glazed Baked Ham

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The smell of a honey glazed baked ham wafting from the oven vent conjures two memories for me: Easter dinner and the great ham sandwiches we made in the days after.  The Firsthand Foods Petite City Ham is the perfect ham to glaze and bake.  The light smokiness adds flavor depth and the tangy, sweet glaze balances the richness of the meat.

This recipe is quite simple which means you don’t have to wait for a holiday to make it.  The little bit of  water in the bottom of the baking pan is an important step in keeping the ham from drying out.  Because the Petite City Ham is smoked, it doesn’t require a long baking time like a fresh ham.  This means that you can pull this dinner together in less than two hours–especially if you stick to the mainstay sides that often accompany a good ham: scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, and green beans.

If you are fortunate to have leftover ham (I love a cook once, eat twice cut of meat!), then sandwiches are always a good use of leftover baked ham. My go-to ham sandwich includes tangy stone ground mustard, mayo, artisan bread, lettuce, onion, and pickles. My other favorite leftover ham recipe is ham and eggs for breakfast.  Frying up a few slices with some farm fresh eggs and toast is our family favorite.


1 (2 to 3 lb.) Firsthand Foods Petite City Ham
1 c. honey
¼ c. brown sugar
¼ c.  Stone ground mustard
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
Salt & pepper


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place ham in a baking dish. Pour ¼ c. of water in the bottom of the baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (or until the internal temperature is close to but not yet 145°F).

While the ham is baking, prepare the glaze by combining honey, brown sugar, mustard, and cloves in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Allow the mixture to come to a simmer stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat.

After approximately 75 minutes of baking, brush the ham with the glaze. Turn the oven up to 400°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the internal temperature of the ham is 145°F.

Serves 8 – 10.