Sweet and Spicy Honey Glazed Ham

Picture this: a beautifully glazed ham glistening in the warm, golden hues of sweet and spicy perfection. Our Sweet and Spicy Honey Glazed Ham is more than just a dish; it’s a symphony of flavors and aromas that will transport you to a culinary paradise. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or simply treating your loved ones to a special meal, this recipe is bound to leave a lasting impression.


  • 1 (8-10 pound) fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern, and place it in a roasting pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the honey, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and pepper.
  4. Brush a generous amount of the honey glaze over the ham, making sure to get it into the scored lines.
  5. Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for about 1 hour, basting with the glaze every 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the ham is beautifully caramelized.
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 servings

A succulent ham glazed to perfection with a harmonious blend of honey, Dijon mustard, and warm spices. The juxtaposition of sweet and spicy flavors will tantalize your taste buds, while the inviting aroma wafts through your kitchen.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g

Picture yourself slicing into this masterpiece of a ham, the glaze sparkling like jewels. Each mouthwatering bite combines the sweetness of honey with a gentle kick of heat, creating a dance of flavors on your palate. The ham’s tender texture practically melts in your mouth, leaving you yearning for another bite. Whether served at a holiday feast or a casual Sunday lunch, our Sweet and Spicy Honey Glazed Ham is the epitome of culinary delight. Share in the joy of good food and good company as you savor every delectable forkful.