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This recipe for Southern Sweet Ham Glaze is the perfect combination of sweet and aromatic. A little slash of bourbon packs a Southern punch.

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1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup molasses
¾ cup spicy brown mustard
¼ cup bourbon, if desired
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place brown sugar, molasses, mustard, bourbon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper in mixing bowl and stir until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Cook’s Notes: To use, spread glaze over a ham that has been scored with a sharp knife in a diamond pattern. Cover and bake 3 hours in preheated to 250°F oven. Increase oven temperature to 350°F and baste with more glaze. Bake uncovered 1 hour. Any remaining glaze can be heated and used as dipping sauce or gravy.