3 Ham Glaze Recipes

Ham is a Christmas dinner staple—it’s a delicious tradition for many of us, but just because it’s tradition that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! I love varying the flavor of my ham every Christmas by making a new luscious glaze. Here are my tree favorite ham glazes, all derived from mixing four simple ingredients in different ways. Round out the meal by adding greens and potatoes, and you’ll have very merry holiday guests.

servings: 6 – 8

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 2 hours maximum (depending on ham)

total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients for Spicy Sweet Ham:

Use this glaze for a succulent spicy-sweet ham with a brown crackly crust.

  • 6 pound ham
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey

Ingredients for a Sweet Fruity Ham

This flavorful glaze impart bright citrus undertones.

  • 6 pound ham
  • 12 ounces apricot marmalade
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

Ingredients for Classic Honey Ham

A sweet luscious favorite, this classic honey-glazed ham is perfect for kids.

  • 6 pound ham
  • 8 ounces light brown sugar
  • 4 ounces honey

Ham Glaze Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation for All Glazes:

Step 1: To make each glaze, combine the ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Use a brush to smooth the glaze over the entire ham until it is completely coated.

Ham Glaze Recipe - Step 1

Step 2: Bake the ham according to the directions on the ham packaging or from your butcher. Slice and serve!

Ham Glaze Recipe - Step 2

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