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How to Cook a Glazed Ham

This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is a delicious way to make a ham!  It’s perfect for Easter or any special occasion.

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.  I like the flavour and texture of these hams the best.  They’re easy to cook, they’re meaty and they’re big enough to serve a crowd.  And because of this, they are perfect for special occasions like Easter, Christmas Eve dinner or for Sunday Suppers with family and friends.  I also love that I will have leftovers for sandwiches the next day, and possibly even dinner for one more night.  Win-win.

How to Cook a Glazed 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.  You’ll be fighting over the outside pieces.

Scoring a Ham for Roasting

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.  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!

How to Cook a Glazed Ham

About a half hour before the ham is done cooking, take it out of the oven and drizzle on the brown sugar and mustard glaze.  Make sure to get the glaze into all the nooks and crannies!  Return to the oven to finish the baking.

How to Cook a Glazed Ham

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?

How to Cook a Glazed Ham

And done.  Such a simple way to make a ham.  This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham would be perfect for Easter!


How to Cook a Glazed Ham

This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is a delicious way to make a ham! It’s perfect for Easter or any special occasion.


  • 110 to 12 lb bone-in ham

Honey Mustard Glaze

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Baking the Ham:

  1. Place the bone-in ham in a roasting pan.
  2. Using a sharp knife, score the the top of the ham diagonally, with the lines about 1 inch apart (don’t score too deep…the lines should really only be a 1/4 inch deep).  (See pictures.)
  3. Add about 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cover the ham with tin foil and bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Making the Glaze:

  1. While the ham is baking make the glaze.  In a saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the glaze ingredients and cook until the sugar dissolves.  Do not boil.

Adding the Glaze:

  1. After the 1 1/2 hours, take the ham out of the oven, and drizzle the glaze all over the top of the ham, and in all the crevices.
  2. Remove the tin foil, and continue baking for about 30 minutes.
  3. When the ham is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before carving.

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Now you need some delicious dishes to accompany your Brown Sugar Glazed Ham.  Here is a simple Easter menu that my family enjoys.

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Have a delicious day!

Disclosure:  I am working with Kendall-Jackson wines to bring you some delicious recipes!  But as always the recipe, pictures, my voice, all content, and opinions are mine alone.  Enjoy!

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