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Honey Baked Ham Recipe with Orange Chipotle Glaze

This Honey Baked Ham recipe is slathered in honey, butter and orange, baked to juicy perfection, then coated in a honey orange chipotle glaze and broiled until sticky and caramelized.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Rest 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 1157kcal
Author Danielle Wolter

Ingredients

  • 8-12 lbs. ham spiral sliced
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice

Orange Chipotle Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  • Combine the melted butter, honey, orange zest and orange juice in a bowl. Rub the mixture on the ham, getting in between the slices when you can.
  • Cover the ham with foil and bake for about 12-15 minutes per pound. Remove the the oven and take the foil off. Brush the glaze all over the ham.
  • Place it under the broiler until it is sizzling and the sugar starts to caramelize, about 5-10 minutes depending on your broiler. Make sure you watch it to ensure it doesn't burn.

Chipotle Orange Glaze:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until simmering. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until mixture has become thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove the chipotle pepper so only the glaze remains.
  • To get the pan sauce, spoon it out of the roasting pan of the ham or use a turkey baster. I highly recommend using a turkey baster.

Notes

Cook's Tips:
  1. Try to rub the orange honey butter mixture in between the slices if you can without ripping them off the ham.
  2. Use additional orange zest for a more intense orange flavor.
  3. For a 10 lbs. ham, I recommend cooking for about 120 minutes at 275 degrees for the perfect juicy ham. 
  4. Cover the ham in foil to prevent it from drying out. I also recommend basting it every 30 minutes to keep it juicy.
  5. Use a turkey baster to extract pan drippings for the glaze.
  6. Using a chipotle infused honey adds a nice smoky pepper flavor to the ham.
  7. The chipotle pepper is optional if you prefer no spice.

Nutrition

Serving: 6oz | Calories: 1157kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 97g | Fat: 78g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 5403mg | Potassium: 1307mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1.8% | Vitamin C: 3.1% | Calcium: 3.4% | Iron: 22.1%