Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
A juicy Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is the perfect centerpiece for Easter or Christmas dinner! This incredibly flavorful baked ham is always a crowdpleaser and has the most beautiful color and caramelized edges thanks to the BEST brown sugar glaze ever.
Servings: 12 servings
- 8-10 pounds bone-in, fully cooked spiral-cut ham
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- ¾ cup fresh orange juice
- ½ cup spicy whole-grained mustard
- ½ cup dark molasses
- 3 Tablespoons prepared horseradish drained
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Remove ham from refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours in advance. This helps the ham heat up more evenly without drying out and is a common approach to cooking larger pieces of meat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Make the brown sugar glaze by whisking all the ingredients together in a pan and bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes until the brown sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Brush ham with brown sugar glaze using a pastry brush. Place the ham flat side down (face down) in a large pan or roasting rack and cover completely with foil.
Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncover and baste the ham with the juices from the pan and brush with ⅓ of the brown sugar glaze.
Recover and bake another 30 minutes, then baste the ham with it's own juices and glaze again with another ⅓ of the brown sugar glaze.
Uncover ham and bake 20-30 minutes more, until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F. Remove ham from oven and baste and brush with the remaining ⅓ of the brown sugar glaze.
Loosely cover with foil and let rest for 15-30 minutes for the juices to redistribute throughout the ham.
Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 3520mg | Potassium: 1144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg