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Holiday Brown Sugared Glazed Ham

Updated: May 26

"Baked ham is moist, tender and delicious inside while the outside is brushed with a brown sugar glazed to a caramelized crispness for holiday sweetness."

Holiday Brown Sugared Glazed Ham

Servings – 12 Prep Time – 5 Minutes Cook Time – 2 1/2 Hours


  • 1 spiral cut ham with bone-in approx 7-9 pounds

  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice or orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons of cherry juice

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup pineapple juice or orange juice

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 8 pineapple slices, juice reserved

  • 8 maraschino cherries, juice reserved


Preheat oven to 325°F.

Combine dijon mustard and pineapple juice. Brush over ham.

If your ham has a plastic disk on the bone, this should be removed and discarded. Place the ham, flat side down in a roasting pan, and cover tightly with foil. Roast 12-15 minutes per pound (or according to package directions).

Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer 2-3 minutes. Cool.

15 minutes before ham is done, remove from the oven and turn the oven up to 425°F.

Brush with glaze, add pineapple slices, place cherries in the middle of each pineapple slice and return to the oven until the glaze is crisp, caramelized and the ham has reached the safe cook temperature.


If you purchase a smoked ham, it has been cooked, be sure to check the package to ensure it says it is “fully cooked”. If your ham is fully cooked on the package (as most spiral hams are), it will need to cook to 140°F (basically just to heat it).

"Use left over ham to make hot Ruben sandwiches, ham panini's or even ham Mac and cheese!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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