Heavenly Scotch Ham

Heavenly Scotch Ham

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"This recipe makes a mild sweet-tasting ham that is perfect for holiday settings such as Easter or Christmas. "


2 h 25 m servings 648 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 648 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 42.2 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 42.2 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 2920 mg
  • 117%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Set the ham with the flat side down in a large roasting pan. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cornstarch, mustard, cinnamon and Scotch. Brush some of the mixture onto the ham, reserve the rest for basting.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, basting every 20 minutes, for 2 hours. Remove from the oven and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand for 15 minutes before removing the foil and serving. This ham is delicious served warm, at room temperature or even cold.


  • Note
  • Have your butcher slice the ham into 1/2-inch slices and then tied to retain the original shape of the ham.
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  1. 9 Ratings


BEST HAM I'VE EVER HAD!!!! The Scotch glaze is YUMMY! Instead of a spiral ham, my husband scored a 7-lb smoked ham and cooked for 1.5 hours, instead of 2. He adjusted the recipe to 14 servings. ...

The BEST ham ever, my kids gave me a standing ovation.... Since I "accidently" drank all the whiskey the night before, I substituted apple cider, DELISH!!!

Wow! Easy & delicious.... My cooked spiral ham only called for 1 hour of baking, so I followed its cooking instructions. This cinnamon and scotch added a great flavor...minus the cloying sweetne...

This was okay. Not my favorite way of making ham, though. Couldn't use the drippings for gravy as the whiskey did not blend well into a gravy taste.

best ham receipe ever, my FATHER-N-LAW took the leftovers home!

I won't make ham another way. It was a little out of the ordinary - infused with the spiciness from the scotch - perfect for Christmas. Don't need to be a scotch drinker to appreciate it. Del...

Huge success. Cooked this for Christmas dinner. My sister-in-law, who is a professional cook, asked for the recipe! Huge hit with everyone. Even I liked it, and I am not a huge fan of ham. I coo...