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So easy and delicious, perfectly caramelized Brown Sugar Rum Baked Ham will be the centerpiece of your Sunday or holiday dinner table. Great for parties and potlucks too!
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Brown Sugar Rum Baked Ham

Smoked ham perfectly caramelized with a brown sugar rum sauce.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 301.83kcal

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  • 10 pound smoked ham, fully-cooked, bone-in
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place ham on flat surface. Using a sharp knife, make 1-inch deep cuts diagonally across ham. Turn ham 90 degrees and make cross cuts, creating a diamond pattern. Transfer ham to rack in a large roasting pan. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly with foil.
  • Bake on center rack of oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, rum and mustard until smooth.
  • Uncover and brush liberally with the glaze mixture, getting into the cuts with the brush. Return to oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and apply glaze again. Return to oven for 15 minutes or until glaze is caramelized.


Ham is done when meat thermometer reads 140°F.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 301.83kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.46g | Protein: 24.52g | Fat: 19.06g | Saturated Fat: 6.78g | Cholesterol: 70.31mg | Sodium: 1360.36mg | Potassium: 333.19mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 5.35g | Calcium: 13.16mg | Iron: 1.04mg

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