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HoneyBaked Ham Glaze Recipe
HoneyBaked Ham Glaze
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 125
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (8 reviews)
TSR has discovered that the tender hams are delivered to each of the 300 HoneyBaked outlets already smoked, but without the glaze. It is only when the ham gets to your local HoneyBaked store that a special machine thin-slices the tender meat in a spiral fashion around the bone. One at a time, each ham is then coated with the glaze - a blend that is similar to what might be used to make pumpkin pie. This sweet coating is then caramelized with a blowtorch by hand until the glaze bubbles and melts, turning golden brown. If needed, more of the coating is added, and the blowtorch is fired up until the glaze is just right. It's this careful process that turns the same size ham that costs 20 dollars in a supermarket into one that customers gladly shell out 3 to 4 times as much to share during the holiday season. 

For this clone recipe, we will re-create the glaze that you can apply to a smoked/cooked bone-in ham of your choice. Look for a ham that is pre-sliced. Otherwise you'll have to slice it yourself with a sharp knife, then the glaze will be applied. To get the coating just right you must use a blowtorch. Get the kind that are used for creme brulee from almost any kitchen supply store. They're usually pretty cheap. And don't worry  -- I didn't leave out an ingredient. No honey is necessary to re-create this favorite holiday glaze.

Source: "Even More Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

1 fully cooked shank half ham, bone in (pre-sliced)
1 cup sugar
This is the real deal!
Submitted on: 12/26/13
This was an excellent recipe, tasted just like the store but a third the cost. 1 suggestion use a bigger torch, faster and easier.
Karoll Haris  
Submitted on: 03/24/08
It didn't come out like the real honey baked ham, but, was good. Maybe it was me, but I don't think so.
Submitted on: 12/22/06
I've used this recipe at Christmas for the past 2 years. It's wonderful! We're from Chicago and used to buy a Honeybaked Ham every year. Now I just buy a spiral ham and use this recipe. Yumm!!
Great Hams  
Submitted on: 01/26/06
This is the real deal!! I buy hams already pre-sliced at my local Sams Club and bake them and fire up my little blow torch and give these hams away as gifts. Eveyone loves them and I average about 18.00 each on these as gifts.
Debbi DiBartolo  
Submitted on: 01/08/06
Growing up in Chicago, I always had a Honey Baked Ham for holidays, I only lived a couple of blocks from them and I can honestly say that this recipe is the best one ever. All I have to do is close my eyes and I am on Belmont Ave. in Chgo picking up my ham. THANK YOU.
Submitted on: 12/25/05
Excellent recipe and this confirms it's the real deal (at least the caramelizing part): http://www.gas-tec.com/images/PDFs/ham_1.pdf
Honey Baked Ham  
Submitted on: 12/21/05
Excellent results. I'll continue to use this site.
Submitted on: 07/18/05
I'm asked to make this for every holiday celebration and always have raving reviews. Definately use the blow torch from the hardware store instead of the "culinary" one...it goes so much faster!