Baked Ham with Sweet Glaze

Baked Ham with Sweet Glaze

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"This is a common recipe brought down through my family. My grandmother made it, my mother still makes it, and we all love it to pieces! It is great leftover or chopped into a fresh green salad. I love this ham glaze because it is simple and easy and delicious!"
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3 h servings 668 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 32.8 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 66.1 g
  • 132%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 218 mg
  • 73%
  • Sodium:
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place ham on a rack set in a roasting pan, and carefully pour about 1/2 inch of boiling water into the pan beneath the ham.
  2. Bake the ham in the preheated oven for 2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat (do not touch the bone) reads at least 140 degrees F (60 degrees C.)
  3. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, dry mustard, honey, and lemon juice as needed to make a thick, smooth paste. Brush the ham generously with glaze. Skewer 1 pineapple chunk and 1 maraschino cherry per toothpick, and insert the decorated picks all over the ham.
  4. Return the ham to the oven, and roast for 15 minutes. Baste the ham, fruit and all, with glaze and juices that have collected in the bottom of the pan, return to the oven, and roast for an additional 15 minutes. Let the ham rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Cook's Note
  • This ham is great as a Boxing Day feast or for any occasion. Great paired with any side dish or just to pick at through the week. The ham is a great leftover or as a potluck dish.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 53 Ratings

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Oh My Oh My what a ham!! I made this for Easter and fixed it exactly as written but I didn't need all the water. Full of moister and great taste too! I also added a teaspoon of ground cloves to...

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I had to add some liquid because mine was not turning into a paste. Additionally, much of the baste burned onto the ham, which made those outside pieces inedible, and overall, while it probably ...

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Oh My Oh My what a ham!! I made this for Easter and fixed it exactly as written but I didn't need all the water. Full of moister and great taste too! I also added a teaspoon of ground cloves to...

Wonderful, good, moist ham. I made this ham with only a few changes. Cut about an inch diamond pattern over the outside approximately 1/4 inch deep, place a clove in the center of each diamond...

This was DELICIOUS! I wanted a sweet thick sauce to pour over the meat to transport easier to a carry-in banquet, and this worked great! While baking the ham as directed, I prepared the glaze ...

When my son said he wanted ham for his 5th birthday dinner, I freaked out. I had never made a ham a day in my life. My mom suggested buying the already cooked ham cubes and mixing it in with m...

Fantastic recipe. One change that I made was to use a little lemon juice and then add juice from the can of pineapple to reduce the coating to the right consistency.

Just like my Grandma used to make!

I gave this 5 stars because the ham was so juicy and tender. I didn't like the honey in the glaze, probably because I'm not a huge fan of honey. so I mixed brown sugar and yellow mustard for a ...

I decided to make this recipe on Mother's Day! OMG this turned out to be the best ham I've ever made. Everyone loved it and raved about how moist and flavorful it was. I made it EXACTLY as indic...

This ham was beautiful, easy to prepare, and totally delicious! It is sweet, but it tasted so good with the fresh pineapple and cherries . Great presentation. Thanks for sharing!

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