Impress Your Guests with a Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Makes 10 to 12 servings

This Easter, let the rich, caramelized flavours of a Bourbon-Glazed Ham take center stage on your holiday table. From the pages of Eat Alberta First, this show-stopping main dish is the perfect centrepiece for your springtime celebration, promising to delight your guests with its mouthwatering aroma and irresistible taste.


½ cup Bridgeland Distillery Berbon (or your favourite bourbon)
½ cup Alberta honey
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup orange marmalade
2 Tablespoons Alberta smooth or grainy mustard
1 cup orange juice, divided
5–6 lb boneless gammon or bone-in ham


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Stir the Bourbon, honey, molasses, marmalade, mustard, and ¼ cup of the orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Rinse the ham under cold, running water, pat it dry with a paper towel, and place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface diagonally in both directions with ½-inch-deep cuts.
  4. Use a pastry brush to baste the surface of the ham with a quarter of the Bourbon glaze. Pour the remaining ¾ cup of orange juice directly into the roasting pan, place in the middle rack of the oven, and bake until a meat thermometer reads 140°F, 2 to 2½ hours. Baste the ham with more Bourbon glaze every 30 minutes while it cooks.
  5. Remove from the oven and tent with foil 10 minutes before carving.

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Recipe by Karen Anderson from Eat Alberta First, copyright © 2023 by Karen Anderson.