Honey Baked Ham

Submitted by: Kristen Hawker, Halifax

“My Mom has been making this ham, along with a turkey, every Thanksgiving and Christmas since I can remember. It’s a family favourite.”


  • 1 5-7 lb pre-cooked ham
  • 1 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp(s) dry mustard
  • 1 cup(s) orange juice
  • 15 or more cloves
  • 1 20 oz. can of pineapple slices

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake unglazed ham until thermometer reads 130 F. Score outside in diamond pattern, cutting 1/4 “ deep.

Combine brown sugar, honey or syrup, mustard, and orange juice. Spread glaze over ham 1 hour before ham is cooked. Stud cloves in each diamond and attach pineapple slices with toothpicks. Return to the oven for 1 hour to finish baking, brushing, if you wish, every 15 minutes with basting sauce. Let rest and carve at table. Allow 10 min/lb. Ham is cooked when internal temperature is 160 F for 30 minutes.


My Mom, Maureen Hawker.

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