Delicious Christmas Dinner Recipe: Honey Glazed Ham


I know it is only mid November but planning Christmas dinner that early is super duper important for me. It helps me go through the holiday without too much stress. I can even save money by doing this as I will watch out for deals and coupons for the ingredients I need. It’s a win-win stituation. Besides I get to test try the recipe before serving it. Many people prefer cooking Turkey for Christmas. Since I went with that option for Thanksgiving, I decided to go with Ham. Now let’s stop the talking and get this Christmas dinner recipe: a delicious Honey Glazed Ham.

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Honey Glazed Ham recipe: Perfect for your Christmas Dinner



  • 1 1/4 C packed  brown sugar
  • 1/3 C pineapple juice
  • 1/3 C honey
  • Juice (1/3) large orange, juiced 
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Prep roasting pan with Pam Spray.
  • Put the ham in the roasting pan.
  • Combine brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, orange juice, and ground cloves.  Stir well.
  • Put the ingredients in a sauce pan.  Place the  saucepan on  the stove top bringing them  to a boil.
  • After bringing to a boil reduce the heat.
  • Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Bake ham at 345 degrees uncovered for 2 hours.
  • Take the ham out of the oven. Set aside.
  • Brush the ham with glaze.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for an additional 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Brush the  ham with glaze every 10 minutes.
  • After applying the last glaze place the pineapple rings and cherries on to the ham with wooden toothpicks.
  • Remove from the oven, allowing the ham to cool briefly.


 That’s it for this Christmas dinner recipe: Honey Glazed ham. It does not take too long to prep but requires some time to cook. Make sure to take that into consideration while preparing for your Christmas party. Don’t forget to come back next week to get the side dishes recipes that accompany this delicious dinner. Here is a sneak peek of what they look like:


 Do you plan your Christmas dinner ahead of time or are you a last minute person? Tell me.

31 thoughts on “Delicious Christmas Dinner Recipe: Honey Glazed Ham”

  1. I am doing a ham this year for Christmas and I was wondering what recipe I will try out and I really like your awesome recipe and will be making it this year. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Back in my home country, ham is always a part of our Noche Buena or Christmas Eve dinner. When I got here in the US, we just go out to dinner on Christmas Day. Well, maybe I’ll change it this year and get us a ham. :)

  3. This is the exact recipe my grandpa would use to make our Christmas ham growing up. It is the best way to eat ham the night of and for the next week in sandwiches and ham soup!

  4. I am making a little ham this year. There’s only 3 of us so I am not going to spend all day attempting turkey. I had no idea what I was looking for today though… I had to ask someone at the store how I even made the ham. Lol!

  5. Robin Masshole Mommy

    That sounds so good. We actually make a ham on Thanksgiving, too, because there are a few people that don’t like turkey!

  6. Yay, ham, lol! I’m a fan of ham for thanksgiving & Christmas. Maybe it’s because I’m a KY girl or something, but I just have never liked turkey much at all. But I love ham!

  7. Your ham looks so delicious, I’ve seen the pineapple slices added, but not the cherries, they’re a nice touch.

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