Nothing compares to baked honey ham at your holiday dinner— so why not make it with your propane gas grill in Rocky Mount, NC? It may be winter, but you can have the wonderful taste of propane gas grilled food all year long. We personally love this recipe via the Food Network to bring that classic grilled taste to the holiday season. We don’t want to be the only ones, so here is how to grill your Holiday Ham, step by step.

Making a Grilled Honey Ham

This recipe takes 14 hours and 15 minutes, but if you’re going all out for a holiday dinner, it is totally worth it. Most of these hours will be from the ham sitting in the fridge with the dry rub the night before, so make sure you have enough time for that. This will serve a huge group of about 12 to 16 servings.


The Ham

  • 1 (12-14 lb) fully-cooked, bone-in ham, with preferably shank-end

The Rub

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons brown cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The Glaze

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped thyme
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

The Steps

  1. Trim the ham of excess fat, but leave a 1/4-inch of fat on the ham. You can do this by using a sharp knife and scoring the fat on the top of the ham.
  2. Place the ham on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Whisk together the brown sugar, salt, black pepper, cumin, ginger, mustard powder, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the dry rub mixture for the glaze. Season the ham with the remaining dry rub.
  4. Place plastic wrap over the ham and put it in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours. This allows the seasoning to penetrate the ham overnight to give it a fuller flavor.
  5. Preheat your charcoal grill to 300 degrees F for indirect heat.
  6. Place the baking sheet with the ham on the grill grates, with the ham flat side down. Cover the grill and let the ham cook for 2 hours.
  7. Heat the butter, thyme, honey, vinegar, and reserved dry rub together in a medium saucepan until the butter melts. Stir together until smooth.
  8. Brush the ham with the glaze, cover with grill lid, and grill for 30 minutes more, basting the ham every 10 minutes with the glaze.
  9. Remove to a platter, let rest for 30 minutes, then carve and serve.

Need More Propane Gas Grill Tips?

At Daughtridge Energy, we’re dedicated to providing petroleum products and related services to Eastern North Carolina and Southeast Virginia. Based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Daughtridge Oil and Gas is a family owned and operated company committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers at a reasonable price. Among those services include our selection of Propane Gas and Gas Grills in Rocky Mount, NC. We’d love to help you get started grilling all year long. If you want to get started, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.