Baked Ham with Sweet Glaze

Baked Ham with Sweet Glaze

aellis0923 1

"This is a common recipe brought down through my family. My grandmother made it, my mother still makes it, and we all love it to pieces! It is great leftover or chopped into a fresh green salad. I love this ham glaze because it is simple and easy and delicious!"

Ingredients 3 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 668 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 32.8 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 66.1 g
  • 132%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 218 mg
  • 73%
  • Sodium:
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place ham on a rack set in a roasting pan, and carefully pour about 1/2 inch of boiling water into the pan beneath the ham.
  2. Bake the ham in the preheated oven for 2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat (do not touch the bone) reads at least 140 degrees F (60 degrees C.)
  3. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, dry mustard, honey, and lemon juice as needed to make a thick, smooth paste. Brush the ham generously with glaze. Skewer 1 pineapple chunk and 1 maraschino cherry per toothpick, and insert the decorated picks all over the ham.
  4. Return the ham to the oven, and roast for 15 minutes. Baste the ham, fruit and all, with glaze and juices that have collected in the bottom of the pan, return to the oven, and roast for an additional 15 minutes. Let the ham rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
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  • Cook's Note
  • This ham is great as a Boxing Day feast or for any occasion. Great paired with any side dish or just to pick at through the week. The ham is a great leftover or as a potluck dish.
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  1. 49 Ratings

Patty Cakes

Oh My Oh My what a ham!! I made this for Easter and fixed it exactly as written but I didn't need all the water. Full of moister and great taste too! I also added a teaspoon of ground cloves to the sugar mixture. My family LOVED this ham!! Thank You Thank YOU aellis0923. A True keeper:) YYYEEEAAAHHH BTW, the sauce this ham creates along with it's own juices is terrific on sweet potatoes, which I served along with roasted asparagus, mushrooms,mashed roasted potatoes and rolls. Delish Dish:)Bon Appetit!


Wonderful, good, moist ham. I made this ham with only a few changes. Cut about an inch diamond pattern over the outside approximately 1/4 inch deep, place a clove in the center of each diamond. Insert a cherry on a toothpick and insert that into the ham and add a pineapple ring - do this over the entire ham. No water, just placed the ham cut side down in a foil lined 9 x 13 baking dish and cooked at 325 for about 1 1/2 hours. Mix the rest of the ingredients along with the drained pineapple juice and cook in the microwave for 3-5 minutes untill thickened. Use the mixture to baste the ham every 15 to 20 minutes for the next 1 1/2 hours.


This was DELICIOUS! I wanted a sweet thick sauce to pour over the meat to transport easier to a carry-in banquet, and this worked great! While baking the ham as directed, I prepared the glaze over low heat in a sauce pan, with a tad of the pineapple and cherry juice stirred in. When the ham was done I cut it into slices/pieces and placed them in a crock pot. I then mixed a little of the ham (water) juices from the baking pan in with the glaze to make it a little thinner. I poured the glaze over the ham slices and added the pineapple chunks and cherries and stirred to mix it all up. I got lots of compliments, and the ham was so moist cooked this way! LOVED IT!