Close up of a sliced Brown Sugar & Bourbon Glazed Ham sitting on a white platter with fall decorations in the background.

Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glazed Ham

Recipe: Brown Sugar, Bourbon Ham



1. Preheat oven to 325℉

2. Place ham onto an oven rack or baking dish and put it into the oven. Cook uncovered for 45 minutes

3. In a medium saucepan, add in bourbon, pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey and cayenne. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. When mixture begins to bubble and begins to thicken slightly, remove from heat and set aside.

4. Remove ham from the oven and spoon about half of the glaze (and any drippings from the pan) on top of the ham.

5. Place back into the oven and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

6. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining glaze. Optional: Place ham under boiler for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the edges

7. Slice, place onto serving platter and enjoy!

About the recipe creator:

Erin Issac

Erin Issac stands wearing an apron and holding a mixing bowl smiling at the camera.

Creativity comes in many forms and for Erin Isaac, it touches on her greatest passion, that of cooking. As a recipe developer, food photographer, and founder of Slight Kitchen Werk, Erin thrives in her roles by sharing her love of food and recipes. She learned her skills for cooking from her grandmother, parents, and 10 years of professional experience. Erin’s innovative recipes have been multi-award winners at the Ohio State Fair and as a Cleveland, Ohio, native, these awards are some of her proudest accomplishments. Erin’s favorite cooking companions are her infused olive oil (which is a product she developed and sells), music, preferably loud, and wine, preferably dry. When Erin is not in the kitchen, she loves to explore and travel. She enjoys trying new restaurants and taking cooking classes both locally and abroad, to learn about different cultures and cuisines and continuously perfect her craft. Erin is inspired by the many flavors of the world and uses these eclectic ingredients in her kitchen to re-create memorable recipes. Learn more about Erin by visiting or trying one of her recipes in her cookbook.