Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses

Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses - The Kilted Chef

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Country ham with mustard and molasses: easy and delicious. Made with just a few ingredients, this recipe is a family favourite.


  • 5 to 7 lb smoked bone-in ham*
  • 1 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 cups Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Place ham in a large roasting pan with bone facing up.
  3. Use a paring knife to score the skin of the ham, pour mustard over the ham and massage it into the all crevices.
  4. Pour molasses on top allowing it to run down the sides of the ham.
  5. Add water to the bottom of the roasting pan, add in carrots and onions. Sprinkle with pepper.
  6. Roast the ham for 2 hours.
  7. Reduce the oven temperature to 250°F and cook for an additional hour.
  8. Rotate the pan every hour or so; use a turkey baster to baste the ham with pan juices every 30 minutes.


*If you’re cooking a smaller ham adjust the mustard, molasses and water amounts accordingly. Carrot and onion amounts can stay the same. Pepper can be reduced.