Sweet Baked Ham Recipe

Sweet Baked Ham Recipe

How To Make Sweet Baked Ham

Get cooking on a serving of this sweet glazed baked ham to serve for at your Christmas dinner! It comes with a few tasteful ingredients for a hearty meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 8lbsspiral cut ham,bone in
  • ½cupbutter
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • ½cupapple cider,or orange juice or pineapple juice
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • nutmeg,a pinch
  • ground cloves,a pinch
  • cooking spray
  • cranberries,and herbs, for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

  3. Add the butter, brown sugar, apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to a pot.

  4. Place the pot over medium heat.

  5. Bring the pot to a simmer, then cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the glaze is syrupy.

  6. Place the ham in the pan, then pour in half of the glaze over it.

  7. Cover the ham with foil. Reserve the remaining glaze for later user.

  8. Bake the ham for 2 hours.

  9. Uncover the ham, then pour the remaining glaze over.

  10. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

  11. Place the ham, uncovered, back in the oven.

  12. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the glaze is caramelized and browned.

  13. Transfer the ham to a serving platter, then garnish with fresh herbs and cranberries.

  14. Spoon pan drippings over the ham.

  15. Slice the ham, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 649.60kcal
  • Fat: 37.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.10g
  • Fiber: 4.25g
  • Sugar: 12.74g
  • Protein: 50.36g
  • Cholesterol: 192.70mg
  • Sodium: 3465.85mg
  • Calcium: 91.22mg
  • Potassium: 904.28mg
  • Iron: 3.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 64.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.19mg
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