This recipe is great for a large family dinner or holiday. The cognac adds something special to give more flavor the ham’s succulent glaze.

Cognac Glazed Ham Recipe

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Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs15 mins
Serves: 10 people


  • 7-8 lbs. ham fully cooked
  • whole cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbps. honey
  • 5 tbps. bourbon or cognac
  • 1 tbps. orange rind grated
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 4 candied cherries cut in half
  • curly endive leaves optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Remove skin and excess fat from ham using a small sharp knife.

  3. Score the surface in a criss-cross pattern and insert a clove into each cut section.
  4. Place ham in roasting pan and insert thermometer at the thickest part.
  5. Roast about 15 minutes per pound or until thermometer registers 130°-140°.

  6. Drain fat.

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