Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

This brown sugar glazed ham is perfect for the Easter dinner menu.  It’s so easy to prep and full of sweet and tangy flavor.

This is great for any time of the year, not just for special occasions! We make it year-round for sandwiches.  It really is so much better than prepacked lunch meat.  Make some homemade sandwich bread and you have the perfect leftover ham sandwich.

My husband keeps hinting that we need to purchase a meat slicer but I keep putting him off.  I just can’t store one more small kitchen appliance.

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How to Make a Bone-In Ham with Honey Baked Glaze

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Ham - ham in a foil lined roasting pan with glaze being poured over

Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees. Line a roasting pan with foil. Then place a roasting rack inside of the pan.

Place the ham on the rack and with a sharp knife score the top in a diamond pattern.

Bake for about 1 1/2 hours. While cooking the ham prepare the glaze.

In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, whole grain mustard, and vinegar. There is no need to bring to boil.

We prefer the whole grain mustard over honey mustard or dijon mustard. The whole grain seems to give it more kick.

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Ham - ham in a foil lined roasting pan with glaze being poured over

Remove ham from the oven. Cover the ham completely with the glaze and bake for another 30 minutes or when the internal temperature reaches 145ºF.

Our Bread Pudding is perfect for dessert!

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Ham in a foil lined roasting pan

Just look at that nice sweet and tangy crust on this brown sugar and mustard glazed ham!

Transfer the baked ham to a platter and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

You can also use the same brown sugar mustard glaze on a spiral cut ham.

Voila! Easy, right? This glazed ham recipe will be your go-to for Christmas dinner or any holiday occasion.

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Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Baked Ham

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham – The easiest and most flavorful baked ham!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 5 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bone-in, brown sugar glaze, glaze, ham, precooked
Servings: 12
Calories: 992kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 10 lb smoked cured ham
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup prepared whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Score top into a diamond pattern.
  • Place on a rack in a roasting pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • In a bowl combine the brown sugar, whole grain mustard, and vinegar.
  • Spread glaze evenly over ham. Bake for another 35 minutes.
  • Transfer to a platter and let stand 15 minutes before carving.


Calories: 992kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 4551mg | Potassium: 1113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Reply

    Wow, this looks so yummy. Pinning for Easter.

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      Thank you, Beverly!

  2. Reply

    This looks delicious! Pinning for future use!

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      Thank you, Kim!

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    Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

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    I love brown sugar glaze on ham, I think it makes it taste so much better than without it.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!!5 stars

    1. Reply

      I agree, Stephanie! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Reply

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning to find it again!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Debbie!

  6. Reply

    I use this game glaze for ham (and corned beef too!). It’s so yummy and I always gets lots of compliments. I love that it’s so easy to mix up.

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      Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. Reply

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

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      Thank you, Angela!

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    I’m not a big fan of mustard, but my other half loves it (has it on everything), he is also a big ham fan. I think I’ll have to make him some of this as I think it would be right up his street.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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    What a gorgeous glaze for ham – love the contrast of the sharp, spicy mustard with the sweet brown sugar. Pinned. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.5 stars

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    Oh goodness, that ham looks mouthwatering! I’m a sucker for glazed hams. You did a great job in cooking it evenly! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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      Thank you, Cynthia!

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    Okay this looks absolutely amazing… ham is one of my favorite foods though! So I’m slightly partial! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Can’t wait to see what you link up with us next week!

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      Thank you, Betsy!

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    I have a ham in the freezer right now, just waiting for the right occasion. I think the occasion will be this glaze! Do I really need any other excuse?

    I love the way this glaze caramelizes on the outside of the ham, that’s my favorite part! And the flavors sound fantastic on top of the ham. Thanks for sharing your secrets this looks incredible.5 stars

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      Thank you, Nikki!

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    Yum! This looks delicious! I’m with you on the small appliances. Thanks so much for linking up at the You Link It, We Make It party and we hope you’ll link up your favorites with us again!

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    My mom always buys a ham for Christmas and she always gets the brown sugar ham, which is my favorite! If I could manage to make it without screwing it up that would be AMAZING! I have actually never made a ham before. I might have to X the mustard because I don’t like it, but my husband does. Thanks for linking up with us at Friday Funday and please come back again next week!

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      Thanks, Carrie!

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    Man that looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Sheri!

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    Oh this sounds absolutely delicious I love brown sugar and glazed ham together master piece. YUM Thanks for linking up to Share With me #sharewithme5 stars

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    I love a good ham but I have never ventured to cook it myself. You have inspired me to give it a try. BTW your ham pin is featured at #Pinbellish 32

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Stella!

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    Tried this today for Thanksgiving. It was an absolute hit! My family loved what the glaze did to the ham; sweet, crunchy glaze, amazing, moist texture. Yummy, yummy, yummy!

    1. Reply

      I’m so happy to hear you all loved this recipe! Thank you for coming by!

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    Dumb question – should I be using a bone-in or boneless ham? This looks terrific.

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      Hi Stephen, it’s not a dumb question at all! I use a bone in but you could certainly use boneless and maybe cut back on the cooking time. Thank you so much for coming by and have a blessed day.

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        Thanks so much, I will be making this for Christmas dinner this year.

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    I need to know asap whether or not I am suppos to cover ham with foil when t first place in oven and then uncover for glaze????

    1. Reply

      Hi, Trudy. Sorry, this reply is late but we were enjoying our holiday vacation with family. No, you do not cover it.

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