Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

I made an early Easter dinner for my family this weekend. We had this delicious thyme honey glazed ham from a recipe I found on Epicurious that was juicy and flavorful and it paired very nicely with my homemade cheesy potato casserole and roasted asparagus. I stuck fairly close to the original recipe although my ham was smaller and I used less fresh thyme to suit our tastes. I will most definitely be making this ham again – we all loved it and thought it was delicious.

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

How to Make a Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Score fat on top of the ham in a crosshatch pattern. Put ham on a rack in a large roasting pan. Cover ham with parchment paper, then cover the roasting pan with foil tightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound, or per your ham’s instructions.

Melt the butter with fresh thyme then set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

Meanwhile, boil the cider vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to 1 tablespoon. Remove from heat and whisk in honey, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme butter. Let honey glaze stand until ham has baked.

Discard foil and parchment paper from ham. If there is no liquid in the roasting pan, add 1 cup water (liquid will prevent glaze from burning in the pan and will become a delicious pan sauce). Brush ham with half of the honey glaze, then bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Brush with remaining glaze and bake until glaze is deep golden-brown and ham is heated through, about 30 minutes more.

Remove from the oven and place the ham on a cutting board. Let the meat rest for at least 10 minutes prior to carving.

Pour the liquid from the roasting pan into a bowl. Serve on the side to spoon over slices of ham, if desired. Enjoy.

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original from Epicurious

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 4½ lb boneless fully cooked ham, at room temperature 1 hour prior to baking
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Score fat on top of the ham in a crosshatch pattern.
  • Put ham on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Cover ham with parchment paper, then cover the roasting pan with foil tightly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound, or per your ham's instructions.
  • Melt the butter with fresh thyme then set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Meanwhile, boil the cider vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to 1 tablespoon.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in honey, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme butter.
  • Let honey glaze stand until ham has baked.
  • Discard foil and parchment paper from ham.
  • If there is no liquid in the roasting pan, add 1 cup water (liquid will prevent glaze from burning in the pan and will become a delicious pan sauce).
  • Brush ham with half of the honey glaze, then bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Brush with remaining glaze and bake until glaze is deep golden-brown and ham is heated through, about 30 minutes more.
  • Remove from the oven and place the ham on a cutting board. Let the meat rest for at least 10 minutes prior to carving.
  • Pour the liquid from the roasting pan into a bowl. Serve on the side to spoon over slices of ham, if desired. Enjoy.
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  1. Sounds like a terrific glaze! I never thought of wrapping the ham in parchment paper before covering the pan to cook it; I’ll bet that makes it really moist! I’m making Easter Ham for Good Friday and then Easter Lamb for Easter Saturday dinner; everyone has to go home Sunday afternoon, so we celebrate early – and twice! I’ll be trying your trick on Friday!

  2. I think a glaze is what takes a ham from ordinary to great. This sounds like a good one although I think I would add a little mustard but that is just me. 🙂

  3. it’s a bummer to me that glazed ham only makes an appearance at major holidays. i LOVE it, and i love the idea of involving thyme!