Spiced Ham with Bourbon Brown Mustard and Praline Glaze

Easter falls on March 31 this year. If you plan to host a gathering in honor of the holiday, pull out all the stops with this show-stopping spiced ham recipe. The tang of bourbon brown mustard paired with a sweet praline glaze provides a unique flavor and the perfect entree for your seasonal celebration.



  • 8-11 pound bone-in or spiral-cut ham

Spice Rub for Ham

  • 5 whole allspice berries
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 1” piece ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Bourbon Brown Mustard Glaze

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream


Make the spice rub

In a spice grinder, grind the allspice berries, cloves, star anise, and bay leaves. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Grind the zest and ginger and add to spices. Add the brown sugar and salt, stir to incorporate.

Rub the entire ham with the spice rub.

Place ham in Multi-function Cooker. Position temperature probe into the thickest part of the ham and cover. Insert the probe’s plug into the port. Set the Multi-Function Cooker to Program 1 Low. Set the probe temperature to 145°F and cook until the probe temperature chime sounds, 2-4 hours.

Remove ham to a cutting board, cover with foil, and set aside.

Make the glaze

In the vessel of the Multi-Function Cooker with the heat set to Sauté/Sear Medium, add pecans to the vessel and stir until toasted, 4-5 minutes. Remove to a plate. Set aside.

In the vessel of the Multi-Function Cooker with the heat set to Sauté/Sear High, melt the butter and whisk in brown sugar and corn syrup for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar, bourbon, mustard, and whipping cream; whisk until creamy. Add the pecans and stir.

Spoon the finished glaze into a bowl and let cool.

Preheat an oven to 350°F with the rack in the middle position.

Return the ham to the vessel of the Multi-Function Cooker. Spoon half of the glaze all over the ham.

Bake the ham, uncovered, for 10 minutes to reheat and set the glaze. Serve with warmed, remaining glaze.

Recipe and image from our friends at Sub-Zero & Wolf.