Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham {EASY}

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

This healthy recipe for honey baked ham is both low in calories, and easy to make! Now you can make a honey baked ham recipe at home, without blowing your diet.

Honey baked hams became popular for holiday meals thanks to the now famous Honey Baked Ham Company. This homemade recipe for spiral honey hams celebrates their fantastic hams, in a healthy, low calorie way.

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

In this article you’ll learn how to make a honey glaze for ham, how to make the best ham recipe, and calories in honeybaked ham recipes.

You’ll find all you need to make a homemade glazed honey ham. Including a shopping list, how to guide, even a printable recipe card!

You’ll find a healthy recipe for honey baked ham, a shopping list, how to guide, even a nutritional label below…

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

This recipe for ham is taken to the next level, with a low calorie honey ham glaze.

Honey hams make great recipes for holiday gatherings, dinner parties, or even for weekly sandwiches! You can freeze leftover slices to make the most fantastic honey baked ham sandwiches you’ve ever had!

Here’s What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Honey Baked Ham (shopping list!)
  • How to Cook a Honey Baked Ham
  • Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham (recipe card!)
  • Honey Baked Ham Calories and Nutrition

Whether you’re making a honey baked ham for Thanksgiving, Easter, or for a nice dinner… this sliced ham recipe is easy to make and always a proud pleaser!

In the next section you’ll find the shopping list for honey hams…

Ingredients for Honey Baked Ham

When cooking a honey ham recipe, it’s all about the glaze. If you have the right glaze for honey baked ham, it will always come out fantastic!

Below I will give you the shopping list so we can get started making the low calorie honey baked glaze for ham. I recommend taking a screenshot on your phone so you have the shopping list handy at the grocery store.

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

This shopping list for honey bake ham recipe will break down the ingredients you’ll need to make a low calorie copycat honey baked ham glaze.

Note: In the printable recipe card below you’ll find measurements, and buttons to change the number of servings so you have exactly what you need to make a great spiral ham recipe.

Shopping List for Honey Bake Ham Recipe:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • 8-10 pound fully cooked ham bone-in or boneless
  • Whole cloves

As you can see, you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious recipe for ham. This baked ham honey recipe only requires 6 ingredients… many you may already have on hand!

Up next you’ll find a how to cook a honey baked ham in just 45 minutes…

How to Cook a Honey Baked Ham

This recipe for honey baked ham is quick! The total cook time is only 45 minutes… you can make this more often than just on holidays.

Spiral ham recipes can be great for meal prep on Sundays! In 45 minutes you can have BOTH dinner on the table, and lots of leftovers for weekday lunches.

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

Honey baked ham recipes can be made in just 45 minutes cook time! This recipe for honeybaked ham glaze perfectly caramelizes, and so quickly and easily you’ll want to make it weekly.

How to Cook a Honey Baked Ham:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking tray or dish with foil.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat combine the pineapple juice, butter, honey and brown sugar. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Meanwhile, trim away the rind on the ham and discard (not the fat).
  4. Using a sharp knife score a 1-inch-wide diamond pattern (1/4 inch deep) over the entire ham. Insert cloves into the centre of each diamond. Place the ham in the prepared baking tray.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the glaze all over the ham, brushing in between the cuts to evenly cover.
  6. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, add the remaining glaze and some of the pan juices, and cook for 15-25 minutes until a dark golden-brown crust has formed, (about 30 minutes total).
  8. Broil for 2-5 minutes (watch carefully) if needed, then remove from the oven.
  9. Let the ham rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.

This recipe for ham, the measurements, nutrition and more can all be found together in the next section. There you’ll find a sharable recipe card with all of the information in one handy place.

This recipe for honey baked ham can be made in just 30 minutes cook time!

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

This glaze honey ham recipe is easy enough to make on a weeknight, impresses your guests on a holiday table.

You’re just 45 minutes away from the best recipe for honey baked hams! The sharable recipe card below will help you get this meal on the table in no time, with helpful simple directions, nutrition, and a serving size changer so that you can make sure you’re making the right amount for any event.

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

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This Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham cuts out over 1/2 of the honey without changing the flavor… saving you calories AND money!
This recipe is for a fully cooked ham (which is pretty much all you can find these days anyhow). It makes for an easy holiday main course, or perfect ham for sandwiches!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 25 servings
Calories 213 kcal

Equipment

  • baking tray

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 8-10 pound fully cooked ham bone-in or boneless
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking tray or dish with foil.
  • In a small pot over medium heat combine the pineapple juice, butter, honey and brown sugar. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Meanwhile, trim away the rind on the ham and discard (not the fat).
  • Using a sharp knife score a 1-inch-wide diamond pattern (1/4 inch deep) over the entire ham. Insert cloves into the centre of each diamond. Place the ham in the prepared baking tray.
  • Pour 1/2 of the glaze all over the ham, brushing in between the cuts to evenly cover.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, add the remaining glaze and some of the pan juices, and cook for 15-25 minutes until a dark golden-brown crust has formed, (about 30 minutes total).
  • Broil for 2-5 minutes (watch carefully) then remove from the oven.
  • Let the ham rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 9.8gProtein: 31.5gFat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1538mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 0gSugar: 9.7gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Main Course
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