If you are making ham this holiday, make Grilled Ham. A bourbon glaze is poured over the ham to elevate the amazing flavor.

Grilled Ham

Honey Bourbon Glazed Grilled Ham:

Ham is a traditional recipe that is made during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We have made a ham in the slow cooker and in the oven, but we decided to place it on the grill and the results were amazing.

Cooking a ham on the grill allows you to glaze the ham or add a dry rub if you prefer. The seasonings that are layered on the ham adds to the natural flavors of the ham while giving it the smokey flavor.

This Grilled Ham Recipe was a crowd favorite. Everyone loved how juicy the ham was and the crispy edges. Plan ahead and make this grilled ham recipe for your holiday dinner. Add your favorite side dishes and your meal is complete.

Grilled Ham

What type of Ham is Best for Grilling?

When choosing the best ham for grilling, we recommend the bone-in ham specially the butt half. We get the ham that this is no additional ingredients added.

You can use a boneless ham with natural juices, but for a holiday dinner we like the flavor of a bone-in ham. You can follow this recipe using a spiral ham as well.

Ingredients needed - ham, honey, bourbon, dijon mustard, salt and pepper

Ingredients:

  • Bone In Ham, Butt half (10-12 pounds)
  • Honey
  • Bourbon
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Grilled Sliced Ham

How do you Cook a Whole Ham on the Grill:

  • Prepare the Ham – Remove the ham from its package and pat it dry with paper towels. Score the ham by cutting into the rind of the ham in a diamond pattern making sure that the cuts are approximately 1/4-1/2″ deep.
  • Add ham to pan – Place the ham in a large disposable aluminum pan. Place 2 cups of water in the bottom of the pan around the ham.
Grilled ham on the grill in a pan
  • Preheat Grill – Preheat the charcoal grill or gas grill to medium high indirect heat (approximately 350 degrees F). In order to set this up, preheat the grill over medium high heat with all the burners on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn outside burners off – Then turn off all the burners except the outside burners and leave the middle burners off. Put the ham in the pan in the center of the grill over one of the burners that is off.
Grilled ham on the grill in a pan
  • Cook Ham – Cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F in the thickest part of the ham.
Grilled ham on the grill in a pan
  • Prepare Glaze – While the ham is on the grill, place the honey, bourbon, dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, whisking the ingredients together and cook until the honey melts (5-6 minutes) to make the glaze.
  • Add Glaze to Ham – Baste the ham with the glaze during the last 30-45 minutes of the cook time. Brush the ham with the glaze every 10 to 20 minutes until the ham is cooked through.
Grilled Ham being basted with the glaze
  • Serve and Enjoy – Once the ham is heated through, let the ham rest at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. I like to cover with aluminum foil while the ham rest. Then carefully move the ham to a large cutting board. Then carve the ham into large slices and enjoy!
Grilled Sliced Ham

How long does it take to Grill a Ham?

The general rule on how long it takes to grill ham is to grill for about 15 minutes per pound. The normal size of a ham is about 8 lbs. The ham in this recipe is about a 10 lb and it took about 2 hours to fully cook the ham.

We used an instant read meat thermometer to make sure that the ham was fully heated through. Make sure to insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the ham.

Grilled Sliced Ham

How to Make a Glaze for Ham?

The bourbon glaze for this recipe grilled ham recipe is easy to make. The ingredients for the glaze is made with honey, bourbon, dijon mustard and salt and pepper. Place the ingredients in a sauce pan and heat until the ingredients are combined.

Once the glaze has been heated, baste the ham with the glaze during the last 30 minutes of cooking the ham. Then brush to make sure all glaze has been covered over the grilled ham.

Try adding brown sugar, for a sweeter taste.

Grilled Sliced Ham on a plate

Grilled Ham with Honey Bourbon Glaze Tips:

  • Storing Leftovers – Place the ham in the refrigerator in an air tight container. The leftover ham can be frozen as well.
  • Reheat – Place leftover ham in a baking dish and reheat on low heat so the ham doesn’t dry out.
  • Grilling Ham – Make sure your grill reaches the medium heat before placing ham on grill.
Grilled Sliced Ham on a plate

Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham in the Oven:

If you prefer not to grill your ham, in can place in the oven. Use the same recipe details and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure not to skip the bourbon glaze if you put it in the oven.

Grilled Sliced Ham

How to use ham leftovers

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Grilled Ham

5 from 5 votes
If you are making ham this holiday, make Grilled Ham. A bourbon glaze is poured over the ham to elevate the amazing flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 878
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 Bone In Ham Butt half (10-12 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Remove the pan from its package and pat it dry with paper towels. Score the ham by cutting into the rind of the ham in a diamond pattern making sure that the cuts are approximately 1/4-1/2″ deep. Place the pan in a large disposable aluminum pan. Place 2 cups of water in the bottom of the pan around the ham.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high indirect heat (approximately 350 degrees F). In order to set this up, preheat the grill over medium high heat with all the burners on for 15-20 minutes. Then turn off all the burners except the outside burners and leave the middle burners off. Put the ham in the pan in the center of the grill over one of the burners that is off.
  • Cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F in the thickest part of the ham.
  • While the ham is on the grill, place the honey, bourbon, dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, whisking the ingredients together and cook until the honey melts (5-6 minutes) to make the glaze.
  • Baste the ham with the glaze during the last 30-45 minutes of the cook time. Brush the ham with the glaze every 10-15 minutes until the ham is cooked through.
  • Once the ham is heated through, let the ham rest at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Then carefully move the ham to a large cutting board. Then carve the ham into large slices and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

We used an instant read meat thermometer to make sure that the ham was fully heated through. Make sure to insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the ham.
You can follow this recipe using a spiral ham as well.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 878kcal, Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 73g, Fat 57g, Saturated Fat 20g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 27g, Cholesterol 211mg, Sodium 4132mg, Potassium 982mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 2IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 26mg, Iron 3mg

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