Simple and elegant, this Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham is no doubt a show stopper. Ditch the glaze packet and make your own homemade sweet and boozy glaze this year, you won’t be disappointed!

Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham on platter with pomegranate halves

Obsessed doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about this ham.

First off, the color is gorgeous. As the boozy glaze caramelizes on the outside of the ham it turns this gorgeous deep burgundy. And the flavor? Ridiculously good. The sweetness really compliments the saltiness of the ham nicely and you get the ever-so-subtle hint bourbon flavor.

My girls both agreed that our house smelled like Christmas.

Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham with extra glaze.

I can’t think of a better compliment.

Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham ingredients

To Make This Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham You Will Need:

  • pomegranate juice
  • bourbon
  • dark brown sugar
  • dijon mustard
  • garlic
  • paprika
  • hardwood smoked, bone-in spiral sliced ham

ham in roasting pan

Preheat your oven to 325℉ (160℃) and place a 10 pound (give or take) ham, cut side down, into a roasting pan

pouring juice and bourbon over ham

Pour 3/4 cup pomegranate juice with 1/4 cup of the bourbon over top.

foil on ham

Cover the ham with foil and bake in the lower third of your oven for 90 minutes.

Dijon mustard, brown sugar, garlic and paprika in sauce pan.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a saucepan, measure and add 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard, 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic and 1 teaspoon paprika.

pouring remaining pom juice into pan.

Pour in the remaining 1 cup pomegranate juice.

whisked to combine

Whisk to combine.

reduced by half

Simmer over medium to medium-low heat until the glaze has reduced by half.

pouring remaining bourbon in glaze.

Remove the pan off of the heat and stir in the remaining 3/4 cup bourbon.

Pomegranate Bourbon Glaze

Set this off to the side while your wait for the ham.

pouring glaze over ham

When the ham has baked for 90 minutes, remove and discard the foil. Pour the glaze over top of the ham.

glaze on ham after baking for 15 minutes

Slide the ham back into the oven (uncovered) and bake for 15 minutes.

spoon glaze from roasting pan over ham.

Then remove and spoon the glaze in the roasting pan, over top of the ham. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

glazed ham after a second 15 minutes in the oven

Repeat if necessary until the ham is heated through and the outside of it is sticky,

glaze one more time before serving.

Spoon the glaze over the ham one final time before serving.

Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham

Carefully transfer the ham to a carving board. Use a thin knife and cut around the bone before transferring the ham to a serving platter. Pour the rest of the glaze from the roasting pan into a dish and serve with the ham.

sliced Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham

What Sides Go With Ham?

brussels sprouts

cheesy potatoes


green bean casserole

mashed potatoes


scalloped potatoes

spinach gratin

twice baked potatoes

mac and cheese

close up of Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham

Enjoy! And if you give this Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham on a white platter.

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Yield: 16 servings

Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham

Simple and elegant, this Pomegranate Bourbon Glazed Ham is no doubt a show stopper. Ditch the glaze packet and make your own homemade sweet and boozy glaze this year, you won't be disappointed!


  • 10 pound hardwood smoked bone-in, spiral-cut ham
  • cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 325℉ (160℃) and place the ham (flat side down) in a roasting pan.
  • Pour 3/4 pomegrate juice and 1/4 cup bourbon over top. Cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze by adding the brown sugar, dijon, grated garlic, paprika and the remaining 1 cup pomegratae juice. Whisk to combine and heat over medium to meidum-low, simmering until reduced by half.
  • Remove the glaze off of the heat and pour in the last 3/4 cup of bourbon.
  • Once the ham has baked, remove the foil and pour the glaze over top.
  • Bake uncovered, glazing twice every 15 minutes or until the ham is heated through and glaze is sticky.
  • Spoon the glaze over the ham once more before serving with extra glaze (from the roasting pan) on the side.


For spiral sliced hams, use a thin-bladed knife to cut around the bone.
Serving: 1/2 pound per person, Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 234mg, Sugar: 29g