Smoked Ham with Molasses and Rum Glaze

  • serves 8
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

I always like to add a non-traditional dish to the holiday menu just to change things up. This is a super easy recipe for Smoked Ham with a hint of Caribbean flavours. You could bake a whole ham if you have a big crowd or have the butcher split it for you. The whole ham will just take a little longer to cook.

15 Ratings
Directions for: Smoked Ham with Molasses and Rum Glaze


8 to 9 pounds smoked ham, bone in (split) (3.2 kg to 4.1 kg)

8 cloves, toasted and crushed

3 Tbsp finely chopped ginger (45 ml)

2 chile peppers, chopped

⅓ cup molasses (75 ml

⅔ cup rum (150 ml)


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

2. Remove skin off the ham. Score with sharp knife into diamond shapes into the fat. Place on a rack fitted into a roasting pan lined with foil or parchment paper.

3. Prepare the glaze by bringing molasses, rum, hot pepper and ginger to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Brush some of the glaze on ham. Bake the ham until temperature reaches 160 degrees F., brushing with more glaze every hour or so. Cook time will be about 3 ½ hours for a 8 to 9 pound ham and about 4 ½ hours for 16 to 18 pound ham.

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