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sliced brown sugar glazed ham on a plate

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is a simple yet delicious addition to any holiday table. Sweet, savory, and a little bit tangy, you won’t believe how easy this ham glaze is!



  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (around 10 lbs)*
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  2. Place the ham in a roasting pan, flat side down.
  3. Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern, making the cuts about 1/4-inch deep.
  4. Cover the pan with foil and set a time for about 12 minutes per pound of ham. (So for a 10 pound ham, it would be 2 hours).
  5. About halfway through the cook time, prepare the glaze by combining the brown sugar, honey, vinegar and mustard in a bowl. Remove the ham from the oven and spread about 1/3 of the glaze over the top of the ham. Recover and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  6. After 10-15 minutes, use another 1/3 of the glaze to baste the ham.
  7. Another 10-15 minutes later, spread the remaining glaze over the ham. At this point, I like to baste the ham with any juices that have accumulated in the pan.
  8. Cook until the ham reaches 140ºF. If desired, when the ham is done, remove the foil and broil for a minute or two to crisp up the glaze.

Recipe Notes:

*I prefer a ham that has not been spiral cut, but they are a lot harder to find. A spiral cut ham will work just fine, they just tend to dry out easier. Make sure to keep the ham covered with foil while baking to ensure a moist ham.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: about 1/3 pound
  • Calories: 429
  • Sugar: 27 g
  • Sodium: 1913 mg
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg

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