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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

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"Perfect for any gathering, whether a holiday feast, elegant brunch or birthday dinner. Save the bone for making soup, if you'd like!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat. Cover loosely and bake 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 hours or until thermometer reads 135 degrees (13 to 17 minutes per pound).
  3. About 20 minutes before ham is done, remove from oven. Pour drippings from pan. Remove any skin from ham. Cut uniform diamond shapes on fat surface of ham. Insert clove into each diamond. Stir together brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; pat or brush on ham. Bake uncovered 20 minutes longer.
  4. Cover ham and let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 140 degrees. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

Terrific recipe! I also like to give the ham a spritz (from a spray bottle) with a good bourbon.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

To the bronw sugar mixture, I added some horseradish, which we all thought enhanced the flavor.


32 Ratings

Sep 29, 2002

I wasn't looking for a holiday recipe, just wanted to do something a little different. I didn't dress it up with the fruit which I'm sure would only make it better. The ham turned out great! Tastey and easy!

Nov 05, 2002

This recipe could have been better if it weren't for the downfall of the ham being SO salty. That's the problem with smoked hams, so perhaps I'll seek another ham alternative. I used honey along with the brown sugar and butter to create a sauce that I poured over top of the ham before cooking it. A few times throughout the cooking, I basted the ham with the sauce. The ham is juicy and the sweetness of the brown sugar and honey help disregard some of the saltiness.

Dec 22, 2002

This is sooo Good. Makes the house have a warm brown surger smell. My 1 year old walked around all afternoon saying Numm Nummm Nummm.

Aug 29, 2002

Delicious! We make this every year at Christmas.

Nov 10, 2003

This is now my recipe ( in the family )! I am asked to bring this ham everywhere I go. For the last half hour...I start to baste the ham just like you would a really spreads the sugar around and keeps it juicy! We tend to buy large hams and double the recipe...the ham is great on sandwichs the next day!

May 05, 2003

I used a precooked ham and it still turned out great. Excellent flavour for a ham lover. I used pineapple rounds and mandarin oranges instead of cherries. Its in my recipe box forever now.


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  • Calories
  • 734 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 148 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 49.2 g
  • 98%
  • Sodium
  • 3410 mg
  • 136%

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

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