Funeral reception honey glazed ham recipe

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This sweet ham is good for all occasions: Easter, Christmas, or even a funeral reception. And if your grandmother happens to have died twice, this is exactly the ham she’d want.

  • Yield: 12 to 14 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 Hours


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 (12–14 pound) boneless fully cooked ham
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
How to Make It
  1. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter with the chopped oregano. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Peel off and discard any rind from the ham, leaving a ¼-inch or so layer of fat. Score the fat in a crosshatch pattern, making sure not to cut into the meat.
  4. Transfer the ham to a rack placed in a large roasting pan. Cover the ham with parchment paper, then cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour.
  5. In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, reduce the vinegar to about 1 tablespoon. Remove from the heat and whisk in the honey, Worcestershire sauce, and the reserved oregano butter. Set aside while the ham bakes.
  6. After the ham has baked for an hour, remove and discard the parchment and aluminum foil. If all the liquid in the roasting pan has evaporated, add 1 cup of water to the pan. Then, using a pastry brush, brush the ham with half of the honey mixture. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. After the 30 minutes, brush on the remaining glaze and bake for a final 30 minutes, or until the glaze is deep golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven, transfer to a platter, and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

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