Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham

Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham |

This Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham is the perfect holiday ham – glazed to perfection with just a few ingredients and a hint of smoky sweetness!



  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line your roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  3. Place the ham, cut side down, in the roasting pan.
  4. Pour 1 cup of the apple cider over the ham and place in the oven.
  5. Let the ham roast in the oven for 45 minutes while you prepare the glaze.
  6. On a stove, in a heavy bottomed saucepan, add the remaining cider, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic.  Whisk to combine. Let the mixture come to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  7. Off the heat, whisk in the bourbon and return to the heat.
  8. Bring the bourbon cider glaze to a boil and reduce to a simmer until the mixture is reduced by half.
  9. When it is reduced, set aside a small amount for serving.
  10. After 45 minutes, remove the ham from the oven and flip the ham so it is resting on its side.
  11. Glaze the ham with the bourbon cider mixture and continue to baste about every 15 – 20 minutes until the ham is fully heated through and the glaze has formed a nice, crisp coating.
  12. Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes or so before serving.
  13. Enjoy!