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Maple, Honey, and Spice-Basted Ham with Glazed Pears

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Maple, Honey, and Spice-Basted Ham with Glazed Pears is a delectable dish that balances the savory goodness of ham with the natural sweetness of maple and honey, complemented by warm spices. This recipe provides a flavorful twist to a classic ham dish with the added touch of caramelized glazed pears.



  • 1 bone-in ham, fully cooked (about 6-8 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3-4 ripe pears, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh thyme for garnish



  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

  2. Place the ham in a roasting pan, fat side up.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together maple syrup, honey, Dijon mustard, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and black pepper.

  4. Brush the ham with the maple and honey mixture, ensuring it is well coated.

  5. Cover the ham loosely with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour.

  6. While the ham is baking, prepare the glazed pears. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat.

  7. Add sliced pears and brown sugar to the skillet. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the pears are caramelized.

  8. Remove the ham from the oven and uncover.

  9. Baste the ham with the pan juices and arrange the glazed pears around the ham.

  10. Return the ham to the oven and bake for an additional 30-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C) and the ham is nicely glazed.

  11. Let the ham rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.

  12. Garnish with fresh thyme.


Serve the Maple, Honey, and Spice-Basted Ham with Glazed Pears as a centerpiece for a festive and flavorful meal!

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