Honey Baked Ham

My Honey Baked Ham won’t break the bank, but WILL leave you wondering why you ever spent money on the ”fancy pants’ version!

Honey Baked Ham

Every year around Easter time, I always buy a couple of hams.  One to serve on for Easter dinner, and another to put in the freezer for the summer.  I love having a big ol’ ham in the summertime, but I don’t like paying a fortune for it – which is why I buy it when I do because the price is lower.

Honey Baked Ham

Now, I don’t know about you – but I like my hams sweet, and reminiscent of the expensive honey baked hams that cost a fortune. This, my friends, does not cost a fortune to prepare.  Quite budget friendly actually, and even more frugal since after the initial ham dinner you are left with all that great leftover meat, not to mention the ham bone.  You can even count the number of ingredients on one hand!

You won’t even miss that fancy pants, budget breaker ham!

What do I need to make this copycat Honey Baked Ham?

  • 1 bone in spiral cut ham
  • 1 heaping cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • pineapple rings (optional)
  • cherries (optional)

Copycat Honey Baked Ham

What do I serve alongside this ham?

Here are some of my favorites!

And please, please, PLEASE – don’t go a-wastin’ that ham bone!  Refer to my ham & bean soup and make you up a batch.  It’s so good, you’ll wanna hog it all yourself though!

Honey Baked Ham

Honey Baked Ham


  • 1 bone-in spiral sliced ham
  • 1 cup Heaping cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, & butter on low heat. Keep glaze warm while baking ham.
  • Brush the glaze over the ham & use toothpicks to secure the ham & cherries if using. Bake for 75 minutes, making sure to baste every 15 minutes. During the last 3-5 minutes of baking, turn the broiler on to caramelize the top. Less if you like it less crispy, and more if you like the tops a little more crunchy.
  • Remove from the oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving.