Brown Sugar and Mustard Ham Glaze Recipe -
Brown Sugar and Mustard Ham Glaze  Recipe
  • READY IN 5 mins

Brown Sugar and Mustard Ham Glaze

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"This is a recipe that my mother used to use for her holiday baked ham. It is a wonderful sweet and sour glaze. The best part is that you can adjust it to be sweeter by using more brown sugar or sour by using more mustard."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup glaze Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Mix brown sugar with mustard in a bowl to make a smooth glaze. If mixture is too thick, stir in more mustard.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 06, 2012

Easy and delicious glaze for ham. I added a bit more mustard as it was too thick and somewhat grainy as you can see in the photo. It cooked down to a nice syrup though and this is definitely a keeper as this used only 2 ingredients and I always have these on hand! Thanks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2012

Not bad for when you need to whip up a fast glaze. I used Dijon mustard, because I thought regular mustard would be too tart and kill all the sweetness from the brown sugar, I was right not to use it. Not something to write home about but it does the job when your in a bind. Could use some tweaking.


23 Ratings

Jul 01, 2012

Simple and lovely. Don't shy away from this one eve though it's not at all complicated. I did this recipe as a part of the Western Region's Faceless Frenzy July 2012.

Feb 22, 2013

Tonight was my first time making ham and I was looking for a simple mustardy glaze -- I decided to take a chance on this one! It's exactly the right blend of salty and sweet, everyone at our dinner party LOVED it! I only made one adjustment, which was to add about 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, just because the original recipe wasn't quite liquidy enough to glaze the ham. Will definitely make this one again!!! :)

Mar 31, 2013

This was an easy to prepare glaze for ham, and I did make a variation (as well as using Dijon mustard as other reviewers have suggested). I used a small ham and a larger baking dish, and after glazing, some of the glaze slid to the bottom of the dish and stood a good chance of burning. My Mom suggested adding some orange juice to the baking dish, which I did (enough to cover the bottom) and not only did it prevent burning but it made a delicious sauce for the ham! Next time, the oj is part of the recipe for me.

Jan 12, 2013

I used 2 Tbs Dijon mustard, and 1 Tbs regular. Also added a dash of each ground cloves and nutmeg, and a generous dash of cinnamon. It was very good!

Dec 25, 2012

Used regular mustard and it was absolutely delicious! The whole family loved it and begged for the recipe.

Feb 04, 2013

This was easy and delicious. I added some pineapple juice, which made it very sweet, but I simply added more mustard to even out the flavor. A definite do-over.


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  • Calories
  • 29 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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