Christmas Ham

(from Faire Raven’s recipe box)

A combination of a few “copycat” recipes for Honey Baked Ham

Categories: christmas, dinner, ham, pork


  • Spiral sliced honey smoked ham
  • 1/2 cup pear juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar (I like to use 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 dash ground ginger
  • 1 dash ground allspice


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Place ham, cut end down, in a large baking pan.

  3. Mix pear nectar and orange juice in a bowl.

  4. Bake ham for 15 minutes basting frequently with juices.

  5. Mix sugar, honey and spices together in a small bowl.

  6. Brush mixture over ham and bake for another hour or until internal temperature reads 140°F.

  7. Honey Baked Ham corporation uses a butane torch to caramelize the glaze to a crust.

  8. The ham is placed on top of a huge metal drum covered with foil and caramelized.

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