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Southern Pecan Glazed Ham

Even the non-ham eaters in your family will eat up this pecan glazed version. Perfect for Easter or any other holiday gathering.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed ham, southern pecan glazed ham, southern pecan glazed ham recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 150 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 9 - 13 lb. bone-in Ham
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a roasting pan with heavy duty aluminum foil. Score the ham 1/4-inch deep with a paring knife in 1-inch intervals diagonally on the ham.  Score the opposite direction to create a diamond effect on the ham.  Place in oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours or according to any directions on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan add the brown sugar, mustard, honey and ground cloves.  Cook the sauce until it begins to bubble and the brown sugar begins to dissolve.  Stir in chopped pecans.  Set aside.
  3. Glaze the ham with brown sugar glaze the last 40 minutes of baking.  Remove have from oven and spoon half of the glaze over the ham.  Return to the oven for an additional 20 minutes.  Remove ham and spread remaining glaze over the ham and baste with any accumulated juices from the bottom of the pan. Bake an additional 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let stand for 15-20 minutes.  Spooning glaze over ham as it sits.  Slice and serve.  Serves 10-12.

Recipe Notes

(Recipe originated in the Deseret News about 25 years ago.  I've been using it ever since)

Nutrition Facts
Southern Pecan Glazed Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.