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This is our go-to ham glaze that’s easy and never disappoints!

If you are new to making ham, here are some tips that you may need before you prep the glaze…

  • How much ham? Allow ⅓ pound per person for boneless ham or ½ pound per person for bone-in ham.
  • Hams are either fully cooked or require cooking prior to eating. Check the packaging, or check with your butcher, to see which you have.
  • Heat or cook hams in a roasting pan with 1/2″ water or orange juice on the bottom of the pan.
  • Fully cooked hams: About 10 min. per pound, uncovered, at 350 F, or until internal temp. is 140.
  • Spiral sliced ham: Wrap ham in foil, cut side down, and bake at 300 F for 15 min. per pound or until internal temp. is 140.
  • “Cook before eating” ham: About 20 min. per pound, uncovered, at 325 F, orintil internal temp. is 145.

What You Will Need to Make 5-Ingredient Maple Ham Glaze


  • Pan large enough for your ham
  • Roasting rack
  • Thermometer
  • Aluminum Foil


  • 2/3 cup brown or maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

How to make 5-Ingredient Maple Ham Glaze

  1. In a saucepan mix together all of the ingredients. Heat on med-low until well blended and starts to thicken. Don’t boil.
  2. Remove the ham from the oven about 30 minutes before it is done.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 425 F while you apply the glaze.
  4. Slash the ham all across the rind. Brush the glaze into all of the slashes. Alternatively, remove the rind, score a diamond-shaped pattern into the fat layer, and brush with glaze all over.
  5. Return the ham to the oven and decrease the temperature to 350. Bake until cooked through and the glaze is golden brown.

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