Roasted Clove N Glaze Honey of a Ham ~ Easter

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 20m
Ready In

"This ham is delicious and is great to make anytime, but especially during the holidays. Notes: The ham should be allowed to stand at room temperature for 2 hours before cooking. The cooking time DOES NOT include the sitting out to get to room temperature time*****Uncooked ham must be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees F, then let sit for 15 minutes. It will continue cooking while it is resting. Fully cooked or partially cooked (Pre-cooked) ham should be heated to an internal temperature of 135 degrees F, then let sit for 15 minutes. It will continue cooking while resting.***** Baste ham with pan drippings while glazing. Keep in mind though that it will make your ham saltier."

Original is 9 servings
  • NOTE; Since the ham size is not listed, the nutritional facts do not include the ham


  • Serving Size: 1 (82 g)
  • Calories 256.4
  • Total Fat - 9.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.4 mg
  • Sodium - 318.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 40.7 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 30.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring ham to room temperature, sitting out for 2 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 3

Score ham with a sharp knife in a diamond shape pattern, cutting diagonally in one direction, then diagonally in the other direction, keeping the rows about 1 1/2 inches wide going in both directions to make a diamond shape. Insert whole cloves inside the diamonds.

Step 4

Place ham in a large roasting pan fat side up, so the fat will baste your ham as it melts. If cooking a half ham, flat side is down.

Step 5

Turn ham over half way through baking time to avoid uneven salting from the brine in the meat. (Do not do if you are cooking a half ham).

Step 6

If the ham is not precooked, bake for approximately 20-30 minutes per pound.

Step 7

If the ham is precooked, follow the label directions for cooking time.

Step 8

While ham is roasting, combine all the rest of the ingredients in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, bringing to a full boil. Stir frequently. When it comes to a full boil, reduce heat and cook one minute.

Step 9

Thirty minutes before ham is done, remove ham from oven. Cover ham with glaze, and glaze ham every 10 minutes during the last 30 minutes of baking.

Step 10

Serve remaining glaze on the side with the ham.


No special items needed.

27 Reviews


I have made this several times; most recently for Easter. Each time it's served the family raves about it. I love the compliments, and I hope you do too Linda! Such a great tasting ham it is, and into my permanent cookbook it goes to pass on to others.


review by:
(14 Apr 2021)


My family requested ham for Easter and this is the one I used. Everyone raved about the flavor from the glaze. I doubled it so I could slather it on a few times during baking. It ended ups having a sticky delicious glaze with awesome flavors going on!


review by:
(3 Apr 2018)


This ham tasted delicious and we really loved the glaze . Easy with excellent results. Even the kids went crazy for it!


review by:
(2 Apr 2018)


Making my ham this way resulted in a fabulous tasty meal. The special flavored skin of the ham was my favorite. Love the outside but the flavors permeated throughout the meat and it was so moist that the juices were dripping. Great ham that we loved!


review by:
(7 Jan 2016)


Made it yesterday as our main Easter dinner meal. What a keeper. Sure did taste great and our family thoroughly enjoyed it. Because I made a pretty big ham that out-weighed the total of people serving, I will make extra of the glaze to use on leftovers. My daughter asked me to always make it this way as she exclaimed "this is the best ham ever". Thank you Linda for a keeper to add to my recipe files.


review by:
(6 Apr 2015)


Yummy ham Linny! Glad you posted this for us to make. I will use it again instead of the packet that came with our spiral ham. We loved this glaze on the outside of the ham and it flavored the meat too!


review by:
(29 Apr 2014)

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