Cracker Barrel Copycat Sugar Cured Ham Recipe

Jessica Published March 25, 2020

This sugar cure is the answer to your ham prayers! Caramelize a tasty ham just like Cracker Barrel and prepare for a finger-licking good dinner. Use this recipe for all your pork curing needs.

How To Make Cracker Barrel Copycat Sugar Cured Ham

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5 mins
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  • 4 lb. sugar
  • 1 box brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 8 oz. honey
  • orange juice concentrate


  • Cover your ham in water mixed with 4 pounds of sugar and let set for 48 hours.
  • In a large bowl, mix honey, orange juice, mustard, and brown sugar.
  • Cover ham with mixture, saving enough to baste twice.
  • Cook at 200°F for 18 hours and remember to baste twice during that time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 7757kcal | Carbohydrates: 2005g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1998g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg


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