Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham is as delicious as it is gorgeous!  This showstopping stunner bakes up golden brown with a rich brown sugar, molasses, apple juice glaze and buttery pecan crust.  Savory, sweet and holiday perfect, you won’t believe how easy it is to bake up this amazing ham!

 

Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham sliced

Pecan Ham Scripture Matthew 28:6

 

What You Need To Make Pecan Crusted Ham

  • 10-15 lb pre cooked, unglazed, bone-in ham
  • apple juice
  • molasses
  • brown sugar
  • chopped pecans
  • dijon mustard
  • butter
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • ground cayenne pepper

 

Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham Process photo

 

Talk about a centerpiece for your holiday table or buffet!  This easy ham has all the right layers of flavors to be a true southern star.  Just a hint of molasses, notes of sweet apple and the smoky depths of Worcestershire sauce just sing under a layer of sticky pecans.

 

The glaze is easy to make.  All of the ingredients (except the pecans) are whisked together in a sauce pan over medium to low heat and cooked down to a thick, rich reduction.  But get ready.  It’s going to smell so good.  You’ll be tempted to sneak a little taste.  Go ahead.  This is going to be one of the best hams you’ll ever make. 

 

Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham with molasses and brown sugar glaze

 

The chopped pecans are folded into the glaze last.  Their new, glossy molasses coat makes them the perfect partner for ham.  As you pour the glaze over the ham, make sure to work it well into the scoring.  Even tuck in a pecan or two here and there.  It only makes everything better.  As the ham bakes and you baste, you’ll be able to layer on more sweet and sticky pecans.

 

 

 

Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham plated with apples and pecans

 

Every holiday table needs a star.  And this ham is sure to be a main dish that no one forgets!  Invite your family and friends to share life’s special moments with you, around the table filled with easy, fabulous food!

 

 

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Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham sliced

Southern Pecan Crusted Ham

Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham bakes up golden brown with a brown sugar, molasses and apple juice glaze. Savory, sweet and holiday perfect!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter, Easy Recipe, family meal, holiday
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 10-15 lb pre cooked, unglazed, bone-in ham
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C apple juice
  • 1/3 C molasses
  • 3 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 C chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325° Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat, whisk together brown sugar, apple juice, molasses, dijon, butter, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a low boil. Continue to cook down while stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in pecans and set aside.
  • Remove rind/skin and most fat from ham. Place ham, cut side down/bone side up in roasting pan.  Score ham either in diagonals or squares so that the glaze and fat can cook down into the ham. 

  • Rub about 1/2 of pecan glaze into ham, making it gets down into the scoring. Make a tent with foil and cover ham so that the foil does not touch it. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, turn up oven temp to 350°, remove foil and baste ham with 1/2 of remaining glaze. Cook for 15 min. uncovered. Add rest of glaze and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Spoon drippings from pan over ham, place on garnished platter to serve.

 

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Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham bakes up golden brown with a brown sugar, molasses and apple juice glaze. Savory, sweet and holiday perfect! #familydinner #Easter #hamrecipes #Bonein
Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham bakes up golden brown with a brown sugar, molasses and apple juice glaze. Savory, sweet and holiday perfect! #familydinner #Easter #hamrecipes #Bonein