How to Make Glazed Ham
How to Make Glazed Ham is easier than you think. A simple glaze turns your ham from ordinary to extraordinary! Plus, you have control over all the ingredients instead of relying on a packet of unknown substances that comes with your ham purchase!
This Baked Ham Recipe is exactly what you need for the holidays or big family gatherings. Once you try this simple Honey Mustard Ham Glaze, it will become an annual tradition!
Why You’ll Love this Baked Ham Recipe
- You have total control over what goes into the glaze.
- There are no additives in the glaze, just wholesome ingredients. Toss the packet of glaze that comes with your ham!
- The glaze takes only a few minutes to make. There’s no excuse not to give this spiral ham recipe a try!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Glazing a Ham Do?
It adds beautiful color to the top of the ham, plus the sweet flavor complements the salty savory ham. If you place the ham under the broiler or turn up the oven temperature to facilitate a quick browning, it will also add some texture if the fat gets crispy (be careful not to let it burn).
When Should I Glaze a Ham?
First, cook your ham covered with foil until it’s heated through, about 1-1 1/2 hours depending on its size. Then turn up the oven temperature, remove the foil, start glazing, brushing with glaze 2-3 times, every 10 to 15 minutes.
What Size Ham Should I Buy?
You’ll need 1/2 pound of ham per person if purchasing a boneless ham and 3/4 pound of ham per person with a bone-in ham. Also, consider whether you want leftovers to determine the weight of ham you purchase.
How Long Should I Bake a Ham?
The time will vary depending on the oven temperature and the size of the ham. A fully cooked ham should be heated to 150° before serving.
Tips for Making this Easy Ham Recipe
- PRO-Tip: Purchase a bone-in ham for the tastiest results. The bone actually provides a boost of flavor to the meat and helps keep it moist.
- PRO-Tip: You’ll need 1/2 pound of ham per person if using a boneless ham and 3/4 pound per person if using a bone-in ham.
- Buy a ready-to-eat ham, not an uncooked ham. Make sure the ingredient list has ham and no other ingredients.
- Bring the ham out of the refrigerator about an hour before roasting. This will help take the chill off the ham and help it cook more evenly.
- PRO-Tip: Bake your ham covered with foil to bring it to temperature before glazing. The foil (and a little water in the bottom of the roasting pan) prevents the meat from drying out.
- Spice up this glaze for ham as desired. I added a touch of ground cloves, but cinnamon or dried thyme are also tasty additions.
- If you don’t use a spiral cut ham, cut a crosshatch in the fat. This will help render the fat. Plus, you can insert a whole clove into the middle of each diamond for an attractive presentation.
- Once you spoon or brush on the glaze a number of times, increase the oven temperature to help brown the exterior of the ham.
- PRO-Tip: Watch your ham carefully to avoid burning the sugars in the glaze.
- Let your ham rest for about 10 minutes, covered with foil, when you pull it from the oven. This lets the juices redistribute before carving. Served your glazed ham warm.
What to Serve with Your Holiday Ham
- Scalloped Potatoes or Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Vegetables like Green Beans, Asparagus, or Carrots
- Glazed Carrots Recipe
- Easy Corn Casserole
- Homemade Boston Baked Beans
- Spinach Souffle
- Homemade Crescent Rolls
What to Do with Leftover Ham
Along with the recipes below, you can also use your ham to make ham sandwiches or sliders. Add chopped ham to soups and casseroles. Instead of bacon, fry up some ham slices to go with your eggs.
Substitute ham for corned beef when making hash. How about adding some to a quiche or frittata? The options are endless as ham adds a smoky, savory flavor to so many dishes.
You May Also Like:
- Ham Salad Recipe from Spend with Pennies
- Navy Bean Soup with Ham
- Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders
- More Easy Main Dish Recipes
- 1 bone-in, fully cooked 8-10 pound ham
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Bring ham out of the refrigerator an hour before you plan to start roasting.
- Preheat the oven to 325° when ready to roast.
- Place the ham cut side down on a rack in a roasting pan. Add ½ cup of water to the pan and cover the pan with foil.
- Cook until ham is heated through, 1 to 1 ½ hours.
- While ham is cooking, make the glaze.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Then add the rest of the glaze ingredients, mix well and simmer until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- When the ham is hot, brush on the glaze and cook for about 15 minutes, then repeat a few more times at 15-minute intervals.
- Turn up the oven temperature to 400°, brush more glaze on the ham and cook for another 15 minutes or until the glaze browns. Watch carefully so the sugars do not burn.
- Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving.
Add more cloves if desired. Cinnamon and/or dried thyme are also tasty additions.
The amount of glaze is for a large (10 pound) ham. You can make half a batch for a small ham.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 3038mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 67g
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