Copycat Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Save yourself some serious money during the holidays by making your own Honey Baked Ham recipe at home!  Tender ham is cooked with butter and honey, then slathered with a sticky sweet and smoky glaze that’s broiled until it gets a great sugary crust!

This Copycat Honey Baked Ham is one of those recipes we have love to have for holidays like Thanksgiving and Easter.  A couple of our other favorite Easter recipes are my Honey Butter Roasted Carrots and Broccoli Salad.  This is one of my Easter recipes I know you’ll want to keep on hand!

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In our family, we always got a big Honey Baked Ham for the holidays… a ham for Easter and either a ham or turkey breast for Thanksgiving.  One of my relatives used to work for Honey Baked, so we could score them at a pretty good discount… but even with that reduction in price, they were still pretty expensive!

An 8 lb bone-in half ham (like you can find in most grocery stores), from Honey Baked will run you over $75.  Seventy Five!!!  That’s a 300% markup from what I can buy at my grocery store.

So why not save some serious cash this holiday, and make your own version at home!

spiral sliced ham with glaze


I prefer my ham to be warm, so that’s what I’ll be detailing here.

  1. If warming in the slow cooker, trim ham to fit (if needed)Depending on your ham and your slow cooker, you may need to shave off a little bit to make the ham fit.  If you’ll be warming your ham in the oven – omit this step.
  2. Combine butter and honey then massage into ham.  I like to get some of the honey butter mixture in between the slices.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4 hours.  Again, this is for warming the ham in the slow cooker – omit if warming in the oven.
  4. Combine dry glaze ingredients.
  5. Pat half of the sugar mixture on the warmed ham, then broil.  Just for a few minutes, until bubbly and a little caramelized.  Then remove from the oven.
  6. Add remaining sugar mixture to saucepan with water or ham juices.  Heat this mixture to a boil, and boil for about a minute, then remove from heat and brush or pour the glaze over the ham.
  7. Broil ham again.  Just for a minute or two, being careful not to let it burn!
  8. Let ham rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.  This allows the glaze to fully harden and get that classically crackly crust.

Ham in white slow cooker


  • DRY THE HAM – The hams from the grocery stores come in those sealed bags, which contain water.  Give the ham a little pat dry with some paper towels to make sure the butter and honey don’t just slide right off.


It depends.  Most hams you buy at a grocery store are pre-cooked and/or smoked, which means you don’t have to cook them.  You certainly can if you want to, but it comes down to whether you want cold or warm ham to serve.  Just double check the package when you’re buying… if it doesn’t say pre-cooked or smoked, head over to the meat counter and ask the butcher to be sure.


  • BOURBON – Not traditional to a Honey Baked Ham, but oh so delicious!  Instead of using water or ham juices to make the glaze, try using some of your favorite bourbon.
  • OVEN – Bake ham, covered loosely in foil, at 275 F degrees on a foil lined roasting pan or super heavy duty rimmed baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes per pound.  Then glaze as directed in the recipe and broil.
  • ROOM TEMPERATURE – if your ham is smoked or pre-cooked, you don’t have to warm it at all.  Take the ham out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.  Massage the ham with the butter and honey mixture, then glaze as directed in recipe and broil.

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I’ve not made this entire ham ahead of time, so I can’t guarantee the flavor and freshness if you make it that way.

However, you can combine all your dry glaze ingredients (sugar, seasoned salt, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, paprika and allspice), and store in an airtight container.


Leftovers should be refrigerated in an airtight container and consumed within 4 days.  Leftovers can also be frozen.

You’ll probably have quite a bit of ham leftover, so here are my personal favorites to use up those leftovers (aside from a classic ham sandwich!).

With Easter coming up, it’s the perfect time to watch your grocery store for the prices of bone-in half hams to go down.  When you see them on sale, grab one!  They can be frozen if need be.  This way you can save even MORE on your main dish for the holiday get together!

Fork showing the crispy sugar glaze on ham


  • Slow Cooker – this 7 qt slow cooker is big enough to hold most 8 lb spiral hams without too much trimming.  Plus, it’s programmable!



Recipe originally published in Feb. 2018 and has been updated in Mar. 2020 with additional information.

Fork showing the crispy sugar glaze on ham

Copycat HoneyBaked Ham Recipe

Save yourself some serious money during the holidays by making your own Honey Baked Ham recipe at home!
5 from 54 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings 8 - 12 servings
Calories 632


  • 8 lb bone-in spiral sliced half ham
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch of allspice


  • Trim ham if needed, then place in slow cooker.  Combine melted butter and honey, then massage over ham, getting in between the slices a little.  Cover and cook on LOW 4-5 hours.
  • At the end of the cooking time, preheat broiler to HIGH, and line a roasting pan with heavy duty aluminum foil.  
  • Combine sugar, seasoned salt, onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, paprika and allspice in a small bowl.  Pat half of the sugar mixture over the top of the ham.
  • Broil for several minutes, until bubbly and caramelized, then remove from oven.
  • To a small saucepan, add remaining sugar mixture.  Add 3 Tbsp of either water or ham juices from bottom of the slow cooker. A combination of water/ham juice and bourbon is a nice alternative!  Stir, and heat to a boil.  Boil for about a minute, then remove from heat.
  • Brush or pour glaze over the ham, then broil again for a minute or two (careful... don't let it burn!).  Remove from oven and let ham rest for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Serve warm or cold and enjoy!


Recipe adapted from and inspired by Todd Wilbur (in this book)
To Cook in Oven:
  • Preheat oven to 275 F degrees.  Adjust oven rack to the lower third position.  Line a roasting pan or large dutch oven with a long strip of foil (heavy duty works best).  
  • Position ham flat side down in center of pan.
  • Brush with honey/butter mixture, if possible, getting some in between the slices.
  • Bring sides of the foil up over the ham and cover loosely.  If needed, add a sheet of foil over the top.  
  • Bake approximately 12-15 minutes per pound.  An 8 lb ham will take approximately 1 hour 30-40 minutes.
  • Continue with steps 2-7 as directed.
Author The Chunky Chef
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169 comments on “Copycat Honey Baked Ham Recipe”

  1. Does this need to be made with a bone in ham? Could I use a boneless?

  2. First time making my own ham, and I and my family loved it! My son and daughter said it was “Fire” and better than the “Honey Bake Ham” we buy every year. So needless to say I won’t be buying anymore but making my own. It was a very easy to do recipe!
    Thank you so much 💓
    Have a Merry Christmas 🎄

  3. Can you use this recipe in a pellet smoker?

  4. This is the absolute best ham I’ve ever had, let alone made by me. For Thanksgiving, I did 4 hours low in the crockpot and then finished by broiling. I will be making this ham once a month (or more) from now on. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Holidays!

  5. SO GOOOOOD! I will never make a turkey again. And I will never pay a king’s ransom to the Honeybaked company for their delectable ham again. Bought a 9lb smoked ham and followed your instructions with no changes (heated in the oven to serve warm). We’re still talking about how delicious it was, and looking forward to leftovers. Thank you!

  6. Made this recipe for Thanksgiving. This was by far the best ham I have ever made! It was juicy, crispy on the edges, so wonderfully flavored. I will never use a different recipe. I’ve been cooking hams for 20+ years and they always turn out dry and the glaze tends to run off. With this recipe, the layering of the flavors combined with not overheating is the winning combination!

  7. Never buying another Honeybaked Ham ever again!!! This receipe is amazing. I ended up using brown sugar and granulated and doubled the butter and honey mixture. It came out so good and got lots of compliments. Thank you for my new holiday ham tradition! Yum!

  8. I made this for Thanksgiving this year and it was the best recipie ever!. My kids, husband and mother were so impressed. Definelty a keeper. Saved me over $45 ( had to purchase some spices)

  9. I honestly thought this was going to be just another “copy cat” recipe that wasn’t even close – well thank you! It was awesome!  My husband said it was one of the best hams he’s  ever had! And he’s a super picky eater. This recipe has certainly replaced our $80+ honey baked holiday ham 

  10. Happy thanksgiving! I only could find a brown sugar hickory smoked ham. Would you change anything up for this recipe because of the brown sugar?

  11. Hi I have a 4 lb pre cooked boneless ham. I put it in the crockpot for 2 hours since the recipe says 4 hours but for an 8 lb ham. I’m getting ready to broil it. What degree do I set the broiler on? 

  12. Anyone use the slow cooker method? This far I’ve seen commets from people who used the oven method. 

  13. OH MY GOODNESS! Your instructions were great! It was SO easy! I just want to THANK YOU ❤️ SO MUCH!!!! Back story here, my place of employment give us a coupon for our choice of various places. One of them being Honey Baked Ham. Well last year, the store made us pay in addition to our gift card. SAD!!! Not just a small amount, but like buying a regular Ham at the store. I just can’t see that, paying for a gift I want. Now I can make this anytime. I get hungry for it. Thanks again for sharing 😘 And the presentation is beautiful. I’d take a picture and send it to you if I could!

  14. Hi, my family doesn’t eat pork. We have always gotten the Honeybed smoked turkey in the past. Do you think we could use this recipe to replicate their smoked turkey breasts?
    Thank you

  15. Which version tastes the best….slow cooked or oven baked? Thanks!!!!

  16. I’m planning on making this for thanksgiving! Wondering though, what would the time adjustment be for a 4lb ham? 🙂 

  17. Hello I know this may be a weird question but do you place the spiral cut side up or down? I’m going to make this for thanksgiving.. thank you

  18. This recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it for Thanksgiving this year. I wanted to ask you if you if it would be ok to use something like pear juice instead of the water or ham juices when making the wet portion of the glaze? I’d like to give it a try and see how it turns out. I’ll post the results after Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

  19. Are these instructions to bake an uncooked ham? Or would I heat it for this long if it was pre-cooked? I don’t want it to dry out…

  20. This was very delicious! I couldn’t find a spiral ham, so I instead bought a bone-in ham and cut it myself. Proceeded with directions as followed, and yummm!!!

  21. Can you use a shank ham instead of spiral cut ham? 

  22. Excellent spiral ham recipe! Used Reynolds crock pot liner and it made things easy. Made lifting the ham out and clean up a snap. Thank you!! Will definitely make again.

  23. I am not a ham person. But this was delicious. I thought I purchased a spiral ham but didn’t so I just it a bit. My whole family loved it and I shared with a co worker.

  24. Made this for Easter dinner and it was delicious. Made oven version.

  25. Hands down best ham recipe!

  26. In all the time I’ve used Pinterest I have never left a review. However, with this recipe I HAD to. This was the best ham I’ve ever had. I was 100% a Honey Baked Ham person, but now I can save a lot of money and make it myself. Thanks for the recipe, it was a Easter hit! 

  27. I have honestly only had Honey Baked Ham once. I’ve had the Costco version, but didn’t want 10 lbs, so grabbed a small HB ham this past Thanksgiving. For this recipe I bought a 2 lb sliced, cooked and smoked. Baked at 275 per oven recipe and followed to exact. This was SPOT ON the same as HB!!! I was nervous that it would crisp up, but OMG! This was so easy and as the author states, just keep an open eye during the broiling step.

  28. I did this today for Easter. Just two of us at home so did not want to invest in a real Honey Baked. Lidel had Smoked hams for .69 Cents so why not try. I did it in the oven rather than crock pot as mine was not big enough and did not do the broiler part but pushed the oven to 450 degrees for the sugar glaze and liquid glaze and it worked in about 10 minutes each keeping close watch. It really sis taste as good as honey baked and because it was not spiral sliced to begin with it was much more moist. Will def do again and MUCH less money for a 10 pound ham……now to the leftovers! Glad ham freezes!

  29. Made this today for Easter Dinner. Oh my gosh I wish I had bought a bigger ham. We didn’t have a bone in ham just a boneless one. I pre-sliced it but not all the way thru then did all the rest of the steps. It made my boneless ham look and taste just like HoneyBaked.

  30. I made this for Thanksgiving last year and Easter this year.  Super simple, delicious, and a crowd pleaser!  Thanks for the recipe! 

  31. This ham tastes just like candied bacon! It is so delicious! We haven’t even eaten dinner yet, and I’m already on my fourth “sample.” This will definitely be our go-to Easter ham in the future! Thank you for the lovely recipe!

  32. Made this today for Easter dinner.  Wonderful!  I omitted the all spice and cut back on the nutmeg just because I am not a fan of these but it turned out great. Everyone loved it!Thanks for sharing. 

  33. Does it matter if it is a spiral ham or not?

  34. Unbelievably Great!!! Thank You so very much for this great recipe!! Everyone loved it!

  35. Thank you for this recipe!! You have saved us a lot of money for something that is even better than the “real thing” because I can control the amount of sugar I put in AND it taste unbelievably good!

  36. Was looking forward to making this tomorrow but the only oven that broils is my small upper. Do you think I could preheat the lower to 475, and give it 7-10 min?
    Not sure what else to do. My hand torch is out of gas!

  37. I cannot believe how kitchen savey you are!
    Thank you ever so much, this is so close to the expensive one, actually, i believe it is even better, you got it going on, your skills are top notch

  38. This looks great! I’m using a ham that’s smoked but not spiraled. Can I cook today then reheat and put on glaze tomorrow – Easter?
    Or would this dry it out?

  39. Can you please tell me if you have a boneless ham,and you cut a spiral, do I have to remove the outer skin before adding the outer spices and broiling?

  40. Can you do this with a ham that is NOT spiral cut?

  41. HI,

    This recipe looks great! I have a question about the ham you used. Is it the
    already cooked spiral ham? If so, is there any worry of it drying out in the
    slow cooker? Thanks!

  42. It wouldn’t be Easter without a honey baked ham! This will be perfect to serve for Easter brunch; looks too good to pass up!

  43. Honeybaked makes the best hams! Can’t wait to try this recipe. 🙂

  44. This was so good! Really worth to try!

  45. I love how easy and delicious this is!!

  46. This Copycat Honey Baked Ham looks absolutely delicious! Yummy!

  47. I love this ham. Those spices are so perfect with the sweetness. I hope we can all celebrate Easter with our families this year!

  48. Made 2 big spiral hams for a breakfast buffet…all 38 guests loved this!

  49. Would a 9 lb boneless ham (spiral sliced, hickory smoked) work with this recipe?

  50. This ham was a huge hit for Christmas Eve. Quote from my uncle, “that ham was special… and I’ve eaten a lot of hams.” I had a larger ham (~10.5 lb), so I did the full 5 hours in the crock pot, and that was too long. It got a little dry. I think it was largely due to the spirals falling forward while cooking, though. Next time, I need to figure out a way to keep the spirals close together while in the crock pot and under the broiler. Flavor was great, though, and the topping was YUM.

  51. I am a bit confused. I have a smoked ham, so it doesn’t need to be cooked. How best to do this recipe so I have ham for my up coming party?

    • You’re not cooking the ham, just warming it through. If you want warm ham, follow the written recipe. If you want a room temperature ham, skip step 1 and proceed with step 2 to get the “crust” on the ham.

  52. So….with a ham already  being pre-cooked…. how would I do this? 

  53. Made this for X-Mas Eve dinner! OMG delish! Better than Honeybaked. Thank you.

  54. Just prepared a small 1.5lb already cooked / spiral cut for myself. Wife does not do Ham. Used foil to keep it together while heating. Came out great. A little Jameson in the sauce worked out well. Large toaster oven. 275 first round 12 minutes, 450 broil second a third round about 3 minutes each.

  55. Making this tomorrow for my in-laws! Quick question – my ham is 10lb, not 8 like in your recipe. Do I need to add time to the crock pot cook time, and if so how much longer?

  56. Hello, my crock pot is not big enough, can I make this in an electric roasting pan?

    • I don’t have an electric roaster, so this recipe wasn’t tested for that method. Not saying it wouldn’t work, just that I don’t have experience with it. There are oven directions up in the body of the post though.

  57. IIf I am heating the ham in the oven, do I need to put water in the bottom of the roaster pan, or just place the ham wrapped in foil in the roaster pan?

  58. Thank you for posting this wonderful spot on recipe. Have used it the two years!

  59. Sounds perfect! I’m going to try this recipient for christmas dinner.

  60. Making this right now and my whole house smells ahhh soooooo amazing!! Used brown sugar, you could add a little molasses if using white sugar, great flavor. I also added a little corn starch for thickening. Ham is my hubby’s favorite meat. So, he’s going to get a pleasant surprise when he gets home,.

  61. This was my first ham to cook and it was a success.. Thank you ❤️

  62. Everyone enjoyed the ham. The ham bone made an amazing split pea soup, the recipe also found on Pinterest

  63. This recipe was a huge hit! Everyone loved it. I’ve tried many different ham recipes and this has been our favorite It’s now a staple for the holidays. I cooked an 8lb ham in the crockpot on low for 3 hours then broiled it. For the sugar, I used 1 cup brown sugar and  1/2 cup white sugar. 

  64. Fantastic! We couldn’t stop nibbling on the stray pieces

  65. Made this for thanksgiving in my instant pot. Set it for high 26 minutes and walked away. It was divine. 

  66. I’ve never made a ham before and this recipe looks great.  My only concern is:  it seems like very little liquid is being put in the crock pot with the ham, in the beginning.  It is just the 2 tbsp of butter and 3 tbsp of honey.  Is that enough?  Do I need to add any other juice or water?


  67. I made this for my sons Friendsgiving. I sliced a boneless ham and marinated it in this glaze for several hours. Baked it in the glaze and basted it every 15-30 minutes. Holy moly!! Ive used other HBH recipes in the past but this by far is the best! I like the suggestion to use on a turkey. Will give that a try for Thanksgiving. Fantastic recipe!

  68. I am super excited to have found this recipe! I have loved honey baked ham but was so expensive! I will be making this ham for Thanksgiving dinner this year!

  69. I’m going to try this today

  70. Omg this ham is so delicious and easy, my husband said it better then the honey baked ham u would buy. This is a must try for anyone who hasn’t already!

  71. If the hams already smoked, do you still have to cook it for the 4-5 hours? I’m just confused on that one issue. It’s my first time doing a ham for Thanksgiving and I just want to make sure I get it right. 🙂 

    • Like I mentioned in the body of the post, most hams from the grocery store are smoked, which is already cooked. The “cook” time is just to warm the ham through. If you don’t want a warm ham, you can massage the melted butter and honey onto the ham, then proceed with step 2 in the recipe to get that honeybaked ham crust.

  72. This recipe sounds amazing! I plan on making a ham for Christmas, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with that being said, I’m curious if your same recipe is good for turkey? 

  73. This was super easy and really good! I also love that it didn’t cost a fortune!

  74. Oh, the crust on that honey baked ham looks so good and full of flavor. Yum. Pinning to try soon!

  75. I love honey baked ham!! This Easter as usual I ordered my ham… it was so expensive! My Giant food store had a special if you spend so much you get a free spiral cut ham. I’m making that one today! I opened up the ham and the Glaze was missing! I have to have Glaze in the ham. Years ago I used to make my ham with ginger ale, brown sugar, lemon and a few slices but it isn’t a Glaze. So I’m following your recipe as I type.  The ham is 4.38 lb I kept the amounts the same. I recently bought a small kitchen blow torch so I’ll be able to try that out! 
    I don’t have the onion powder 😏 so hopefully that won’t mess this up too much. 

    What really surprised me was not brown sugar? White sugar? I’m really surprised with that.  How do you get the color Glaze to be dark? 
    I’ll let you know what the family thinks! Sadly this fee ham is very fatty inside I wasn’t happy about that so there will be a lot of loss there. 
    Thanks for the recipe! 

  76. I just made this and it was easy and yet decadent. I also used the same sugar on a turkey breast I also made at same time. I liked a little more spice, so I doubled only the spices. Everyone LOVED this recipe. My turkey friend said it tasted like just like a HBH and was the best turkey she ever had. Thank You and post more recipes please!

  77. Although I’m sure this ham tastes delicious as I search Google for people’s renditions of HoneyBaked Ham I have to laugh since I have been a former employee of HoneyBaked Ham Company, there is actually no honey involved in the HoneyBaked Ham although there is several spices that ithey call “Royal” the process is to smoke the ham,then spiral cut it,then they pour the Royal onto the ham and then pour sugar over the ham as it is on a rotisserie they take a blowtorch to it to make it a hard candy shell

    • I know there’s no honey in the HBH recipe, but we like the flavor. I never said this was THE Honeybaked ham recipe, just MY version of it. Feel free to use your own version.

      • HBH’s sweet honey glaze has honey in it as a powder so I bet that sugary stuff on a HBH includes some honey powder as well. I also bet you’ve hit the nail on the head. This is going on my ham TOMORROW and I am SO excited!!  Thank you thank you thank you!

    • T.S I wouldn’t mind knowing more about this for my kid who really wants to cook a ham for a contest 

  78. Thank you for this recipe. I accidentally missed the deadline for ordering our traditional HB Ham this past Christmas. With trepidation, I tried your CC recipe…worried I would never live down my mistake. Fortunately, the ham was met with overwhelming praise by my family. I just printed the recipe to use for our Easter celebration. We no longer need to make the expensive ham purchase. Much obliged!!

  79. Amanda I found you by happy accident. The ham in your photo looks yummy. It’s a crunchy sugar coating like Honey Baked ham and not a syrup right? I always serve Honey Baked at room temperature. Do you think I could forget baking the ham and just use your recipe for the coating? Also I’d like to do it a day ahead and then refrigerate until a few hours before dinner. Do you think that would work? Excited to try this!

    • So happy you found my site! Yes, it’s more of a crunchy coating. Even when you make the sugar glaze, after broiling and cooling slightly, it crisps up nicely. You could absolutely forgo cooking the ham, it won’t hurt the recipe at all 🙂 I haven’t tested making it ahead of time, so I can’t say that it will taste exactly the same, but it shouldn’t negatively effect it. Hope you love it!

  80. I made this ham for Christmas 2018 and it was a big hit. It was so delicious.

  81. BEST. HAM. EVER! I usually buy the ham with the glaze packet, but for 3 people, we always have too much leftover. My boys are very picky and we’re not excited about me experimenting with their Christmas ham. Their thoughts, “if it ain’t broke….”. Despite their protests. I decided to buy a smaller ham and try my hand at a homemade glaze.  After researching many recipes and scouring reviews, I settled on this recipe. I added a shot of bourbon to the boiled glazed, and poured  the leftover glaze from the bottom of the roasting pan in a gravy boat to served it along side. The verdict, the boys said this was the best ham they’d EVER had. My son asked if he could keep the ham in his room. 😂 For the first time ever, ALL of the leftovers were gone!  I’ve been instructed to never buy a Honey Baked ham or use any other glaze ever again. This is definitely a keeper! 

  82. Maybe it’s my crockpot but 4 hours was too long.
    But the glaze is spot on.

  83. Thanks for this ! If my ham is 3.89 lbs do I follow these measurements exactly or halve them? 

  84. Used this recipe yesterday. Was wonderful. My daughter said it was better than Honey baked ham. I did the oven method and did 2 hams about 9 lbs each so tripled the recipe. Just one hint…when broiling in an electric oven I would twist and turn the pans with the ham in them in different directions every 30 seconds to a minute to get a more even carmelizing all the way around on the hams to help keep the direct top of the ham from burning.

  85. Is the 4-5 hours for a pre cooked ham? If not how long for a pre cooked ham?

  86. Can I pre-slice the ham before these steps if i don’t have the spiral sliced version or do I have to wait and cut it at the end?

  87. This was delicious! I was skeptical about warming the ham in the crockpot and 2 of my friends gave a hard side she go seeing it in there, but in the end this was a crowd favorite. There was not a single piece leftover. Making this again for Christmas.

  88. Hello! Quick question again– if I am doing with this with a raw turkey, is that okay? I’m assuming I just cook it longer. Thanks!

  89. Hello! Do you believe that this would work well with a 3 lb turkey? Can’t wait to try!Thanks!

  90. Had this for Thanksgiving . Was so good , we were all fighting for leftovers AND the sauce on the bottom !

  91. I did this for my husbands family for thanksgiving and everyone was droolinggggggg!!!! They asked if I could do it again for Christmas and then my husband asked if I can do it for us at home. Us and our seven and one year old. Haha. It’s seriously delicious!!!! 

  92. I prepared this ham to serve alongside turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was very well-received! I warmed the ham in the slow cooker, transferred it to a foil-lined baking sheet for the broiling and glazing steps, and then returned it to the slow cooker to hold until dinner was ready. I used a 5 lb. boneless supermarket brand ‘spiral-sliced’ ham and cooked it on LOW for 2-1/2 hours before the glazing step. Delicious!

  93. Cannot wait to try. Having 10 people for a dinner party this week. Is it possible to prepare the ham and then slice and put in a sterno warming tray to keep warm while other sides are being prepared? I plan on having alot of sides that, unfortunately, also require oven space. In my next life I will have a double oven.

  94. Very good ham I am sending the name of this site to a family member thank you for your recipe it is very delicious

  95. This ham is amazing!! The whole family loved it!! It is definitely a keeper recipe!

  96. I love Honey Baked Ham brand ham, but NOT their price tag, so this recipe was a brilliant alternative!! I purchased a 12lb spiral sliced ham, and so I doubled this entire recipe- I wanted to make sure and have plenty of glaze, I like it thick. I prepared mine in the oven, and after applying the first sugar & spice coating, I drizzled extra honey all over before broiling. Then after preparing the final wet glaze topping, I also used a blow torch while applying the glaze, so I could torch all sides- not just the top. It was ridiculously AMAZING!!! The ham was juicy and thoroughly flavorful throughout, with a nice little crispy outside, that was such a perfect balance of spicy & sweet! I received rave reviews from all 10 family members. Even my 17 year old daughter, whom is not easily impressed, said the ham taste “Amazing”! I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for years, THANK YOU so much for the perfect, much more affordable, but no less amazing, substitute to Honey Baked Ham hams!

  97. Fantastic and easy.  Made this in the crock pot.  Followed the instructions and it came out perfect!  Thank you!  

  98. Amazing receipe, everyone enjoyed it. Tasted just like the expensive hams I’ve purchased from Honey Baked Ham. Thanks for sharing this.

  99. This ham was the BOMB….

  100. I’m planning to make this for Thanksgiving dinner! It’s my first time cooking a ham and I’m confident this recipe with knock everyone’s socks off!! I’ll be using a slow cooker so do I still apply the 12-15 minutes per pound or just 4-5 hours? My ham is a little over 9 lbs. Also, my butcher didn’t have a spiral cutter so it’s not sliced, will this be an issue? Thanks!

    • Just do the 4-5 hours on low in the slow cooker (the 12-15 minutes per pound is for the oven). Non-sliced won’t change anything, just be a little more work for you at the end, to slice it (but you can slice it however thin or thick you want it, which is nice). Hope you all love it!! We’re having it for Thanksgiving as well 🙂

  101. I followed this basic recipe last Christmas, and it was hands down, the best, been-thinking-about-it-all-year ham I’ve ever had! I used a spiral sliced ham and tossed out the glaze, following your recipe. Except that I made extra glaze and added honey to the glaze, in addition to what is in the honey and butter mixture. Actually, if remember correctly, I drizzled honey on as a second coat of glaze. It had a thick coat of sweet, spicy, and a bit crispy glaze that was to die for! I heated it in the oven, just til warm so as not to dry it out. Then I USED A SMALL BLOWTORCH! I had help from my oldest son, and working together, one drizzling and the other working the blowtorch, we could control it so perfectly. No burnt pieces. Not overcooked inside. Just perfect. I’m making one to bring to our huge Thanksgiving family potluck. There will be 2 large turkeys, but I am confident the ham will be the star! Haha. I’m not even a big ham eater. I really love Thanksgiving turkey. But this is excellent. Btw, I found the blowtorch technique on YouTube. It looked like maybe it was a video of a chef or maybe a ham “factory”. I watched that and decided it was actually easier than trying to broil it plus I xiyid get all sides. Try it! Double the glaze and use a kitchen blowtorch! Honeybaked Ham can keep their 💰! Thanks for the inspiration!

  102. how long would the leftovers last??…there is just 2 of us…..

  103. Do you use a cooked ham for this recipe? Just confused because you are “cooking” it in the slow cooker also….

  104. This is one of the best recipes I have tried, the only thing I changed was I used only 1 cup of sugar and it was great !!

  105. I made this for Easter since I have had commercial Honey Baked Hams before and liked them but not the price. It was amazing – everyone loved it from the first bite on. I made sure the honey butter mixture went through each of the spirals cuts and made a bit more of the sugar glaze mixture. and massaged it in. I broiled it on one side then turned it to broiled the other since the pointed end was a little to close to the element. I think I like this better than the commercial ham since you can taste the seasoning clear through the ham and not just on the outside surface. Cannot wait to bring this to a neighborhood potluck and watch everyone go crazy. For left overs I cut the rest up off the bone and poured the juice over the slices – yum!

  106. This looks really good! Perfect for any occasion!

  107. I tried this one and it was delicious. I should try making this soon!

  108. Oh my goodness!! This ham looks absolutely delicious!! YUM!!

  109. This is making my mouth water!!!!
    I LOVE having a ham for the holidays!!! 
    We are lucky to have reasonably priced ones in the grocery stores, but we never get spiral sliced ham 🙁 

    I NEED to try this topping. Wonder if I can adapt it to a whole ham?

  110. I love honeybaked ham so much!

  111. Yas girl! That’s a hefty price tag when you can make your own!

  112. Easter will be here before you know it! Thanks!