This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is delicious! Simple glazes like this make a ham so flavourful…you’ll never make a ham without glaze again! Perfect for Easter or any special occasion.
Baked ham is one of the easiest dishes to prepare for dinner. With just a little effort, you can have a delicious and tender ham on your table in less than 3 hours. My favourite hams to make are bone-in hams, the flavour and texture of these hams the best. They’re also easy to cook, they’re meaty and big enough to serve a crowd. And because of this, they are perfect for special occasions like Easter, Christmas dinner or for Sunday Suppers. I also love that I will have leftovers for sandwiches the next day, and possibly even dinner for one more night. Win-win.
Adding glaze to a bone-in ham:
I also like that with bone-in hams you have options to dress them up. You can add fruit like pineapple, or experiment with delicious glazes. But one of my favourite ways to make a bone-in ham is to score the surface then drizzle all the nooks and crannies with a delicious brown sugar and mustard glaze. After the roasting time, the ham comes out deliciously tender and with a sticky and sweet brown sugar mustard crust. The sweetness of the glaze combined with the saltiness of the ham is perfection. You’ll be fighting over the outside pieces.
Scoring ham for glaze:
Scoring a ham is really easy. It’s just a matter of cutting slightly into the surface of the ham with a sharp knife, making diagonal cuts (a diamond pattern). You can score the ham slightly, or make deeper cuts, it really depends on what you like. I may have scored this particular ham a little too deep, but it turned out great and was delicious!
Glaze glaze glaze!
About a half hour before the ham is done cooking, take it out of the oven and pour the brown sugar and mustard glaze all over the ham, making sure to get the glaze into all the nooks and crannies! Return to the oven to finish the baking.
Put the ham back in the oven for about 30 minutes more, allowing the glaze to caramelize. Are you dreaming of a glazed ham yet?
And done. Such a simple way to make a ham. This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham would be perfect for Easter!
Tips for glazing ham:
- Ham: Use a 10 – 12 lb bone-in ham. This glaze also works well with spiral cut hams.
- Mustard: We prefer prepared mustard, buy you can also use dijon mustard.
- Brown Sugar: Use 1/4 cup brown sugar. I have also used 1/4 cup maple syrup instead. You could also use 1/4 cup honey and make a honey baked ham. Yum.
- Liquid: This recipe just calls for 1/4 cup water, but you can use pineapple juice or orange juice instead.
- Leftovers: Store any cooked ham leftovers with the glaze, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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