Honey Butter Yule Ham

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Honey Butter Yule Ham
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
180 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 19, 2023

This Honey Butter Yule Ham is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday meal. The ham is glazed with a sweet and savory honey butter mixture, giving it a delicious and festive flavor. The ham is then slow roasted to perfection, resulting in tender and juicy meat with a caramelized outer crust. Serve this impressive ham to your family and friends, and watch their faces light up with delight. This recipe is sure to become a holiday tradition in your home.


  • 1 fully-cooked bone-in ham, about 8-10 pounds
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Remove the packaging from the ham and place it on a roasting rack in a deep roasting pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Using a knife, score the top of the ham lightly, creating a diamond pattern. This will allow the glaze to penetrate the meat.
  5. Brush a generous amount of the honey butter glaze all over the ham, making sure to get it into the cuts you made with the knife.
  6. Place the ham in the preheated oven and roast for about 15-20 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C). Baste the ham with the remaining glaze every 30 minutes.
  7. Once the ham reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  8. Serve the Honey Butter Yule Ham as the centerpiece of your holiday feast, and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Ham has been a popular holiday dish for centuries, dating back to ancient times when pigs were sacrificed for the winter solstice celebrations.
  • Honey has been used as a sweetener since ancient times, and its natural sweetness pairs beautifully with the savory flavors of the ham.
  • The combination of honey, butter, and spices in this recipe creates a delicious glaze that caramelizes during cooking, adding a rich and flavorful crust to the ham.