Cook this: The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove’s Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Easter Brunch at The Ritz &#169 The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami

Easter Brunch at The Ritz @ The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami

Florida Vacation Guide to The Ritz-Carlton’s Honey Baked Ham

Easter and ham go together like…well…Easter and ham! If you’re searching for the perfect honey baked ham recipe to impress your family with for Easter dinner next weekend, look no further. We managed to get our hands on the honey baked ham recipe developed by Keith Bristol, the Executive Sous Chef of The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami. If you’re not able to be at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove for Easter Brunch, this is the next best thing!

Honey Baked Ham Recipe


  • 1 (12-to 14-pound) boneless or semi-boneless, fully cooked ham at room temperature 1 hour
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped thyme
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mild honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Melt butter with thyme and let stand until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in lower third.

Peel off and discard any rind or skin from ham, leaving 1/4 inch of fat on ham. Score fat on top of ham in a crosshatch pattern without cutting into meat. Put ham on a rack in a large roasting pan. Cover ham with parchment paper, then cover roasting pan with foil. Bake 1 3/4 hours.

Meanwhile, boil vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to about 1 tablespoon. Remove from heat and whisk in honey, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme butter. Let honey glaze stand until ham has baked 1 3/4 hours.

Discard foil and parchment from ham. If there is no liquid in roasting pan, add 1 cup water (liquid will prevent glaze from burning in pan). Brush ham with half of honey glaze, then bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.

Brush with remaining glaze and bake until glaze is deep golden-brown and ham is heated through, about 30 minutes more.

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