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Smoked Apple Bourbon Ham

Smoked Apple Bourbon Ham

This is an experimental recipe I came up with, to pair honey crisp apples and a sweet apple bourbon glaze for a double smoked holiday ham.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 ham


  • 1 small sauce pot


  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 packet ham glaze less 2 TBSP
  • 1 shot bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • over medium heat stir to dissolve and bring to a boil
  • reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes to reduce
  • remove from heat and allow to cool down before glazing ham.



Recipe for the glaze: (while the ham is smoking) in a small pot on medium heat, I added 1/4 cup of apple cider the rest of the ham glaze packet 1 shot of bourbon 1 tsp of cinnamon 1tsp of apple pie spice stir to dissolve and bring to a boil. set the heat to low and simmer to reduce for 10-15 minutes. allow to cool and pour over and baste on the ham. add about 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the top of the ham for that crunchy edge. pre-heat an oven to roast at 450F In the middle rack add the ham and roast until the sugar bubble and brown on the top. this should only take 5-10 minutes, so check frequently to make sure the sugar doesn’t burn. This smelled like apple pie and came out delicious. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe.
Keyword bourbon glaze, glaze, ham, ham glaze