This Is the Most Popular Honey Ham on Pinterest

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For as long as I’ve been on this earth, I have never once eaten a honey ham made from scratch (and that’s no one’s fault but my own). I just so happen to believe that those pre-cooked grocery-store smoked hams that come with a pre-made glaze packet are to die for, and thus have never felt the need to consume any other.

You see, in my (fairly large) family, the venerable pre-cooked honey ham is a go-to main for buffet-style brunches since it’s sure to feed a crowd — and then some — but takes a fraction of the time it takes to make one from scratch. The added bonus is that we get to make a big pot of pea soup with the flavorful hambone after. Call us stuck in our ways, but there never seemed to be another option.

Cue this Southern honey glazed ham from Flavorite, which just so happens to be the top pinned honey ham on Pinterest (with 37,000 saves). There just might be room in my life for a more elaborate, high-maintenance brunch ham (from scratch) after all.

Get the Recipe: Southern Honey Glazed Ham from Flavorite

WARNING: This recipe is not for the faint of heart. Only passionate lovers of honey smoked ham need apply. Why? Because the process literally takes 10 hours from start to finish. But you better believe it’s worth it. Especially if you’re serving this to a big crowd that you want to impress during the holidays.

This ham is cooked on low heat in a 275-degree oven for 6-8 hours. Once that waiting game is over, reserve the drippings, skim the fat, and whisk them with honey, brown sugar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, and cloves. Pour this liquid gold over the ham and send it back into the oven for another hour or so, until all the sticky goodness soaks in.

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