Legendary Cooking: Ham with Herb and Honey Glaze

Ham with Herb and Honey Glaze and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Step aside, turkey. It’s time for ham.

Not only is this Kentucky Legend ham delicious but it is also gorgeous – thanks to the glistening glaze that shimmers over the top of the show-stopping holiday roast!

Check out the recipe below:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Serves: 8



  • 5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 12 shallots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) each finely chopped fresh rosemary and thyme
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 Kentucky Legend Whole Ham


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) honey
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) grainy mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) each finely chopped fresh rosemary and thyme



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Toss together potatoes, shallots, oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Arrange in even layer in a large, heavy-bottom roasting pan.
  3. Lay ham over potatoes, in the center of the pan.


  1. In a microwavable bowl, combine sugar, butter, and honey; microwave on High for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat, stirring every 30 seconds, until well combined and bubbling around edge.
  2. Whisk in Dijon, grainy mustard, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Brush one-quarter of the glaze over ham; cover with foil.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour or until sweet potatoes are tender; uncover and brush ham with additional glaze. Increase temperature to 400°F (200°C). Roast, brushing often with remaining glaze, for 30 to 45 minutes or until caramelized and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F (63°C) when inserted into the centre of ham.
  4. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with sweet potatoes and shallots on the side.

Tip: Add a spicy element to the glaze by whisking in 2 tbsp (30 mL) sriracha hot sauce along with the mustard.

Nutrition Facts:

*Per 1/8 recipe

  • Calories 670
  • Fat 30g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 180mg
  • Sodium 4070mg
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 31g
  • Protein 58g