Who doesn’t love a great Easter ham with a brown sugar glaze? Our simple glazed ham recipe only uses four ingredients to create a delicious holiday ham!
Every year Kim and I make a Easter ham. Usually, we’ll use a simple honey glaze for the pork.
However, this year we wanted to try something a little different. So, Kim came up with a brown sugar glaze for ham.
Let me tell you, it’s amazing. Sweet, salty and loaded with flavor.
This glazed ham is now a household favorite!
How to bake a ham in the oven?
First, preheat the oven to 325° F. and line the pan with aluminum foil.
Next, place the ham into the pan. Just be sure to toss out any extra goodies you find in the packaging.
If it came with a glaze, toss it because we’re making our own ham glaze recipe.
Once you have the ham into the pan, cover it tightly with foil and place it into the oven to bake. It should bake for 10 minutes per pound.
We always cook our Easter ham per the USDA recommendations. Click this link to their website for information on how to properly cook and store ham.
Okay, now that you have the ham in the oven, it’s time to make the glaze!
How to make a brown sugar glaze for ham?
First, grab a small saucepan and place it over low heat. Use a whisk or wooden spoon to combine the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and pineapple juice.
Then, once the ham glaze starts to simmer, let it cook for three (3) to four (4) minutes.
Afterwards, remove the pan from the heat. The brown sugar glaze will thicken as it cools.
Once the brown sugar ham has baked, remove it from the oven and remove the foil covering it.
Carefully baste the ham with the brown sugar glaze. Kim used all the glaze on the ham.
At this point, you can now cover the ham again and place it back into the oven to bake for another 20 minutes.
Last, when the timer goes off, remove the pork from the oven and remove the foil.
Baste it again with all the juices from the pan and serve. That’s it, your glazed ham is done!
Kim and I hope you enjoy this oven baked ham and wish you all the best 🙂 You can store any leftovers in your fridge for 3-5 days.
What can I make with leftover ham?
Oven baked ham makes a versatile ingredient for number of dishes. Even using it to flavor green beans is a great option. Here a list a things we do with leftover ham.
- Ham and Ranch Flatbread
- Scrambled eggs with ham
- Macaroni salad
- Mac and Cheese
- Breakfast burritos
- Ham and pineapple pizza
- 9 pounds ham, or spiral ham
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. and line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
- Remove the ham from its packaging and discard any cardboard or plastic pieces along with the glaze packet. Place the ham, cut side down, into the roasting pan and cover tightly with foil.9 pounds ham
- Bake for 10 minutes per pound. The internal temperature at the thickest part should read 140 degrees on a digital meat thermometer.
- While the ham bakes, combine the brown sugar, pineapple juice, and Dijon mustard in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes before removing from heat. The mixture will thicken into a glaze as it cools.1 cup light brown sugar½ cup pineapple juice2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- After the ham bakes, serve the individual portions with the glaze drizzled over the top. Alternatively, leave the ham in the roasting pan and pour the glaze over the entire ham. Wrap it again with foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Baste the ham with the drippings and the glaze before serving.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 5 days in an airtight container or freeze for up to 2 months.