3 Ham Glaze Recipes


Ham Glaze RecipeHam 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 flavour of my ham every Christmas by making a new luscious glaze. Here are my three favourite 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 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.

  • 3 kg ham
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey

Ingredients for a Sweet Fruity Ham

This flavoursome glaze imparts bright citrus undertones.

  • 3 kg ham
  • 370 g jar apricot jam
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

Ingredients for Classic Honey Ham

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

  • 3 kg ham
  • 220 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g 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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