Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe

This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe is quick, simple, full of flavor, and only requires a few simple ingredients, you probably already have on hand. This is the perfect ham to serve for Easter or Christmas, that will have your guests raving.

Our grandma makes some of the most amazing ham of all time.  We seriously live for her ham and ham gravy.

It is amazing.  I haven’t buttered her up enough to get her recipe to share with you, but this one is a close second.

The glaze is so delicious and makes the ham have a delicious, crispy skin and juicy inside.

If you are looking for the perfect Easter or Christmas ham recipe, we highly recommend trying this one. It is phenomenal.

Join me in my kitchen to see how to make this recipe!

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do I put my glaze on at the beginning and let it cook?

For this recipe, we put on the glaze at the beginning, before the ham cooked, to allow the flavor of the glaze to cook into the ham.

To let the flavor settle a little more, we sliced the ham to really get the juices to sink in, and bake into the ham.

We didn’t have a problem with it burning to the bottom. Our ham had so much juice and glaze, that it created the perfect amount of juice to make a ham gravy. We have never had any problems with our ham burning.

If it does concern you, you can add the glaze for the last 30 minutes, of cooking, but it won’t have as rich of a brown sugar glaze flavor.

how to make ham gravy:

There is no other gravy, quite like ham gravy. I am obsessed with ham gravy and mashed potatoes. If you have never tried ham gravy, you need to because it is so easy to make.

Here is how to make it:

  • Once your ham is done, remove it and set it aside.

  • Make your gravy by mixing, the ham drippings (I will usually strain out all the fat or ham chunks that fell off as it cooked, if there are any, just to avoid lumps in my gravy), 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon of milk or water.

  • Whisk it until it is completely smooth and there are not lumps. I also like to let it come to a boil to thicken if it is thin.
  • I like to pour this gravy over my potatoes and ham.

Related Recipe:  Our Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham is perfect for Easter or Christmas dinner and still leaves plenty of oven space for side dishes!


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Serves: 10

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe

This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is absolutely amazing and so easy to make!

5 minPrep Time

3 hr, 30 Cook Time

3 hr, 35 Total Time

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  • 1 (10-12 pound) bone-in ham
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F for a convection oven or 350 degrees F for a standard oven and arrange rack to the bottom third of the oven.
  2. Place ham in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Combine brown sugar, mustard and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Brush the glaze onto the entire outside of the ham.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

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9 Responses to “Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe”

    • Hey Candace! I didn't cover my ham with foil on the convection setting so the skin would get seared, but it will still be great if you do! You can always follow the directions on the package of the ham if you are worried. I'm sure it will turn out great!
    • Hey Meg! Sorry about that. I used a bone-in spiral cut ham. It did have a diamond pattern on the skin from the string and packaging, but I just cut a diamond pattern myself so the glaze would get through the fat. I hope that helps!

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