What are you doing to your Easter ham? Here’s an idea!

Easter is approaching, and no doubt most of us will be having ham. For those of us who will be purchasing a store bought (sale!) ham rather than spend our hard earned money on a Honey Baked Ham, I have a great glaze recipe you may want to try!

I’m not much of a cook (I know, it’s a pity), and when I used to make ham, I’d do nothing to it other than throw on the glaze that came with the store ham. I found that those glazes didn’t appeal to me, but was too lazy scared to try to do something myself. Then a few years ago, the store ham we bought didn’t come with a glaze packet (*gasp*), and I was forced to find something even this amateur cook could do. Thankfully, I found a great ham glaze that tastes A-MA-ZING, and it’s super easy. I have used it on every ham I’ve made since.

Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

This recipe is for a 10 lb ham, so depending on the size of your ham, you may need to adjust your measurements.

1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/3 honey
1/3 large orange, juiced and zested (The first time I made this recipe, I read it wrong and used orange juice. It came out a little saucier, but still worked and still tasted great.)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Bake ham according to directions, but for the final 40 minutes, brush ham with glaze every 10 minutes. (For the last 10 minutes, I pour whatever is remaining over the ham).

That’s it! Easy-peasy! After cutting the ham, we usually spoon what’s left in the pan over the ham, and top with a few pineapple chunks.

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  1. sounds like my gma’s glaze. yummy

  2. I’ve made that glaze but instead, I use ground mustard… I think that’s what it’s called anyway. Yummy!

  3. Yum. That does sound pretty good. Mum and I did a very similar sounding glazed ham for Christmas last year, and we were surprised by how well it turned out. 🙂

  4. Oh, YUMMY!


  5. eastonsmom says:

    I’m not a huge ham person so I’ve never made it. Maybe I should try one day. Maybe…

  6. You truly make it sound easy.. I envy people who can do all this so well!!

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