This easy Brown Sugar Bourbon Ham is the best way to celebrate with your family! This ham is full of flavor and just as good from the fridge as it is right out of the oven!
Are you guys ready for this? Today I’m taking on my first holiday ham and boy is it a doozy! I wanted to do something simple and classic…and a little boozy. So here we are, making a brown sugar bourbon ham! Now, I went with a bone-in smoked ham, not the spiral sliced kind you get from some places. I love the rustic, home-style look of a ham that’s scored and roasted. Not to mention I can cut my slices thicker with is great when I’m reusing leftovers in other recipes. But if you prefer a spiral-cut ham, that’s okay too. Whatever works for your needs.
The key to this recipe is the bourbon. It marries together the sweet, rich brown sugar with the tangy Dijon mustard beautifully. I ever went so far as to snag a bottle of Heritage Distilling Brown Sugar Bourbon for this recipe. This bourbon is pretty amazing all on it’s own or over ice, but I couldn’t help myself when it came time to make this ham. Double brown sugar sounded like a winner to me. If your can’t find brown sugar bourbon, any good bourbon you like would work well.
I couldn’t keep my husband away from this ham. The second it was cool enough to get his hands on he was picking at it. I’d even catch him just before dinner dipping into the fridge to rip off a piece of ham. Total winner in my book. This holiday ham recipe will be a showstopper at your dinner table for Christmas and Easter. Serve it up along side Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Corn Casserole with Peppers, and French Onion Sour Cream Biscuits and you’ve got a meal that’ll having everyone asking for seconds!