Sweet Drunken Holiday Ham

Is it really even a holiday without a sweet and salty glazed ham? I definitely don’t think so! If you are someone who partakes of Pork, then I’m sure you probably have a taste for ham when Thanksgiving and Christmas rolls around. This ham recipe is my take on what a Holiday Ham should taste like. The dark rum is what makes it “drunken” and the brown sugar and syrup bring in the sweet flavors. If this recipe doesn’t have everyone asking “who made the ham this year” then I don’t know what will lol. Enjoy and please let me know how your ham turned out !

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • Reserve the pan juices to spoon over the ham after it has been sliced


  • 1 (8-10 pound) bone in cooked ham
  • 1 can of pineapple rings
  • 1 small jar of maraschino cherries
  • 1 orange sliced
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/3 cup pancake syrup
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (drain from pineapple can)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Place ham face down in a pan large enough to hold it and arrange your pineapple, cherries, and orange sliced as pictured above with toothpicks and set aside

3. In a saucepan, add brown sugar, rum, syrup, pineapple juice, and mustard and whisk together well

4. Allow the glaze mixture to cook for 7-10 minutes on medium heat , stirring occasionally

5. Spoon half of glaze over the ham and place ham in the oven for 2 hours

6. Take ham out the oven and spoon more glaze over it and place it back in the oven for another 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your ham

7. Remove from the oven and spoon any remaining glaze over the ham and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before removing the fruit and carving

8. Serve and enjoy !

10 thoughts on “Sweet Drunken Holiday Ham

  1. Can you use turkey if you don’t eat pork for that recipe please?

  2. Hi can you taste the rum in the ham?. Dont want to make the kids drunk for Thanksgiving. Lol

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