brown sugar baked ham

brown sugar baked ham

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 3 hours
ready in: 3 hours 20 minutes

makes: 30 serving, 4 oz. each


  • 1 (8–10 lb) Nature’s Promise fully cooked ham
  • 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cloves
  • Whole cloves, optional
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat oven to 300–325°F. If using a cured ham with skin on, cut skin away from ham, but leave the fat. Rub ham with cinnamon and cloves to cover completely.
  2. Wrap tightly in foil and bake for 15 minutes per pound. Cool ham slightly and scrap away cinnamon and cloves: discard.
  3. Coat ham with thin smear of mustard. If desired, cut diamond pattern into fat layer and place a whole clove in each diamond as a garnish.
  4. Combine brown sugar with flour. Pat brown sugar over ham to evenly cover fat layer. Use additional brown sugar, if needed, to thoroughly coat ham.
  5. Return ham, uncovered, to oven for 30–35 minutes to melt and caramelize the sugar. Cool before slicing and serving.

Per serving: 230 calories, 10g fat, 3g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 1120mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 30g protein