Juicy Baked Ham

Always Juicy Baked Ham

A never-fail recipe that is a family favorite. Frequent basting during the cooking time is key to a delicious result. We can’t help taking several tester bites while waiting for dinner to be ready. Makes great le!overs for sandwiches. A Maritime tradition with home-baked beans and bakery fresh bread. Also fantastic with potato scallop and buttered green beans.

Recipe by bitsybites | Published on March 8, 2010

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs Additional Time: 15 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins


1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer 2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 (8 pound) bone-in smoked ham


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2

Whisk beer, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard together in a bowl.

Step 3

Place ham cut side up in a large roasting pan; pour beer mixture over ham.

Step 4

Bake in the preheated oven until ham begins to brown, about 15 minutes, basting 4 to 5 times.

Step 5

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cover roasting pan with lid or aluminum foil.

Step 6

Continue to bake until ham is heated through, about 90 minutes more, basting frequently.

Step 7

Remove lid and bake until ham is well browned, about 15 minutes more. Allow ham to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving. (Make sure it reads 180 DEGREES ON DIGITAL THERMOMETER)

Editor’s Note:

The brown sugar ingredient has been corrected from 1/2 teaspoon to now read 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 576 calories; total fat 42g; saturated fat 15g; cholesterol 127mg; sodium 2963mg; total carbohydrate 3g; total sugars 2g; protein 42g; vitamin c 79mg; calcium 18mg; iron 2mg; potassium 712mg

About Judy Nevius

Married 50 years this August 2021. Love traveling and spending time with our 4 children, their spouses and our 9 grandchildren.
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