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 Must Make
- 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!
- 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.
Here are some tasty recipes to serve with your glazed Baked 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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).
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, and start glazing, brushing with glaze 2-3 times, every 10 to 15 minutes.
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 the ham you purchase.
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.
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
Honey Mustard Ham Glaze Recipe
A simple ham glaze that takes your ham from ordinary to extraordinary! It's a perfect main dish for Easter and other holidays.
- 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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9 Comments on “How to Make Glazed Ham”
This glaze is seriously amazing!! Everyone at my house was impressed!
Love ham, although I rarely make a whole glazed one. Now you have craving this, though! Next ham, glazed will be glazed. 🙂 Nice post — thanks.
I love a mustard and sugar glaze, it takes the ham to another level of goodness. Happy Easter.
So many people will be enjoying a baked ham tomorrow for Easter. I bet a lot of your fans will be baking your ham recipe.
Wishing you a wonderful season.
I’ve never made a glazed ham before but it is something I’ve always wanted to do. Thank you for the post. I can see that I have all the information I need to make a delicious ham. May not make it for Easter, but it’s on my to do list for this year. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
This ham looks perfectly cooked and so appetizing – soft and tender from the inside with that awesome shiny browned exterior. Terrific!
Agree 100% baking your own ham from scratch you can control exactly what goes into it. We will be keeping this post handy for next Sunday!
I never keep packets that come with, it’s so much better to make your own. I just love the colour the glazing adds and the shine. I’m hoping I will be able to get a small ham in Spain.
That looks amazing, Liz. You have done an excellent job creating this glorious glazed ham!!