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Honey-Baked Leg of Lamb

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Quick Facts

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total: 1 hr. 50 min.
A dining experience so sweet—you'll be singing.


  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, chopped
  • 2 Tbs lemon peel, grated
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 lbs lamb leg, boneless


  • Combine marinade ingredients: wine, honey, onion, mint, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade for basting.
  • Place lamb in large sealable plastic bag, and pour marinade over lamb.
  • Seal tightly and refrigerate four hours or overnight.
  • Remove lamb from marinade and discard marinade.
  • Place lamb on rack in baking pan.
  • Bake in 325ºF oven for 20 to 25 minutes per pound, or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF medium, or 170ºF for well.
  • Baste with 1/4 cup of reserved marinade.
  • Remove lamb from oven, cover lightly and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 291
  Calories from Fat 84 (29%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(40%)Cholesterol 120mg
(15%)Sodium 350mg
(16%)Potassium 556mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(75%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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