Yes, holiday hams come with little packets. And yes, they work just fine. But if you want to switch it up a bit and try something new… that’s also easy… we’ve got some great ideas. Here are 5 easy and delicious glazes for your holiday ham you’ll want to look at before opening that packet.
5 Easy and Delicious Glazes for Holiday Hams
Be sure to check out our Easy Slow Cooker Holiday Ham recipe.
1. Maple Brown Sugar Glaze
In 1/2 cup increments:
honey Dijon mustard
real maple syrup
cup packed brown sugar
Wisk together ingredients and pour over ham.
2. Honey Glaze
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
10 whole cloves
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, about 5 minutes. Remove cloves before pouring over ham.
3. Easy Honey Baked Ham Glaze
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Whisk together honey, brown sugar and mustard. Pour over ham.
4. Pineapple, Apricot, and Ginger Glaze
Instead of laying pineapple rings on the ham, blend the fruit with apricot preserves and fresh ginger for a slightly tropical kick that has some spicy heat from the ginger.
Combine 1 cup crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, 1 cup apricot preserves, and 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a full boil. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and let cool to room temperature.
5. Cola-Pineapple Glaze
1 can Coke or Dr. Pepper
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
Combine cola or Dr. Pepper, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and mustard in a small saucepan over medium heat, bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.