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This is a "copy cat" recipe.   I always liked the Honey Baked Hams you could buy at the Honey Baked "Honey Baked" HamHam store.....well, I did back when they were first getting started.   Now I find they want a great deal of money for a ham that just isn't quite as good as it used to be.

So, here's a recipe to use and you can make your own "Honey Baked Ham" for a fraction of the cost.    I don't like the spiral sliced hams, usually the slices are cut a bit thinner than I like them and you don't have any nice chunks left for soups, etc.   But, if you like spiral sliced hams, by all means use one of those.

I use a large good quality half a ham with a bit of fat left on it.  You need the fat to make the ham moist and juicy.    Score the outside of the ham and, if you like, stud it with cloves (I'm not partial to the cloves myself).  Put the ham in one of those huge plastic baggies and pour the glaze over it and let it sit and marinate in the refrigerator overnight or even for a couple of days.


1/4 cup red wine or sherry
1    cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1    cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cloves
1    teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
Juice of one lemon

Combine the above glaze ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Cook
at a boil for one minute.    Cool.      Pour the glaze over the ham and refrigerate it till time to cook it, at least overnight.

Preheat your oven to 275.   Bake the ham for 2 hours covered tightly with foil.

Uncover and baste with the glaze completely a couple of times per hour turning the ham on all sides to make sure it is completely coated.  Bake for another couple of hours until the ham is quite tender.    Baking time will depend on the size of the ham.