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Ham Glaze Recipe Brown Sugar - A Delicious Family Tradition

Updated on April 5, 2016
Sliced Baked Ham
Sliced Baked Ham

Ham Glaze Recipe Brown Sugar - Easter Ham or For New Year's

If you want an easy ham glaze recipe, that is melt in your mouth delicious, you have come to the right place. With this recipe your ham will look and taste absolutely amazing. The best part is no one will know just how easy it was to make it.

My Grandmother made a glazed baked ham every year for dinner, on New Year's Eve for the whole family. There would be fifteen of us all gathered around the dining room table. However she always had to get a much larger size of meat as everyone would always want to take some home with them. This was because she had a ham glaze recipe that is so good, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

So when I was ready to move into my own place, I asked her to show me how to make her ham glaze recipe. This was a family tradition that I wanted to be able to carry on for my family. I have I asked various members of my family for the recipes that we all love to make sure we don't lose any of them. Some pay tribute and remember family through photos, I do it through food.

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Glazed Baked Ham
Glazed Baked Ham

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  • 1 Ham (Pork shoulder)
  • 1/2 cup of Corn Syrup
  • For The Ham Glaze Recipe:
  • 1 Cup Packed With Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Of All Purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Mustard
  • Enough White Vinegar To Make It Moist
  • Optional Extras:
  • Pineapple rings
  • Cherries


  1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place the ham into a roast pan.
  3. Cook the Ham for 10 minutes per pound. Example: You would cook a 9 pound ham for 90 minutes which is 1 and a half hours.
  4. About 5 minutes before it is done start making the glaze. Put the brown sugar, flour, and mustard into a bowl and mix them together. Then slowly add the vinegar and stir it until it is all moist.
  5. Remove the ham from the oven and set the temperature to 500 degrees.
  6. Remove the outside skin of the ham.
  7. Score (Put small slices into the top of) the ham (This helps the ham to absorb the glaze)
  8. Put corn syrup over the ham (1/2 a cup)
  9. Cover the ham with the glaze.
  10. Optional Extra Step: Place Pineapple rings on the ham and put cherries in the middle of the rings. Hold them in place with small skewers.
  11. Put the ham back into the oven for 10 minutes.
  12. During the 10 minutes keep an eye on the ham, every so often scoop the glaze out of the roast pan and put it back over the ham.
4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Ham Glaze Recipe

Carving The Glazed Ham

Hamilton Beach 74250 Carve 'n Set Electric Knife with Case, White
Hamilton Beach 74250 Carve 'n Set Electric Knife with Case, White

This is the one that my father uses. While I make the Ham, he is the one who slices it into beautiful portions. He likes that it comes with a storage case. That way he always knows that the carving knife and fork are together.


How To Cook Ham - Video

Cutting Boards

J.K. Adams 20-Inch-by-14-Inch Maple Wood Carving Board with Spikes
J.K. Adams 20-Inch-by-14-Inch Maple Wood Carving Board with Spikes

If you are going to be the one hosting all of the holiday dinners, like my parents, then this is the cutting board you want.

My mother likes that It has a groove around the sides to capture any juices which helps prevent a mess.

What my father likes the best about this board is that it has spikes which will help keep the meat in place as he is carving it.


Famous Chef's Ham Glaze Recipes

Perhaps you would like a more challenging recipe. Then you can visit some of these famous celebrity chef's websites for their recipes for a glazed ham.

Gordon Ramsey's Maple and Mustard Glazed Ham

Famous for Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef. This recipe is featured on Good Food BBC.

Martha Stewart's Glazed Ham Recipe

This recipe appeared in "Martha Stewart Living" in April 1996.

Jamie Oliver's Roasted Marmalade Ham

This is one to try if you want a hint of orange flavor to your ham.

Nigella Lawson's Aromatic Christmas Ham

Famous for Iron Chef America and The Taste. This recipe appeared in Nigella's Christmas book.

What Size of Ham to Buy

Bone In Ham:

2-3 Servings per pound

Boneless Ham:

4-5 Servings per pound

The size of ham is very important. You need to make sure of a few things when purchasing one. First and foremost, will it fit in what you have available to cook it in? You also need to make sure that you have enough to feed everyone for dinner.

In my family you also have to make sure that you have enough leftovers for everyone to take some home with them. Just make sure you divide it evenly as members of my family have been known to check to make sure that they got their fair share.

How To Buy A Ham

What Is Your Favorite Family Meal?

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    • LynetteBell profile image

      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      This Christmas we'll be having ham...prefer it to turkey.

    • DLeighAlexander profile image

      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      We have ham every New Year's Day with black-eyed peas and skillet cornbread & sometimes collard greens. It's a delicious way to begin a new year. Your ham looks so tasty! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & your family.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Nice recipe. Nearly the same as the one handed down to me by my Grand Mother. The only difference, no mustard and the addition of Molasses. Cheers and enjoy the holidays