Beer-Glazed Ham Recipe
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Beer-Glazed Ham Recipe

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Here’s a fuss-free way to “fancy up” your Easter ham that everyone will love. Explains Kim Ryon of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, “My motto is: Anything with brown sugar has to be good.” And this ham really is!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 pounds)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked ham equals 309 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1778 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Set aside 2 tablespoons beer. Pour remaining beer over the ham. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and reserved beer; spread over ham. Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Beer-Glazed Ham in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p11

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Amazing glaze. I used cider vinegar cuz that is what i had."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"I did a variation on the glaze, but cooking the ham with beer left mine moist and delicious- my entire family liked this (served at Easter dinner). I called it "drunken ham". :-)"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Very Easy, good ham, everyone liked a lot!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"This is an excellent ham and not fussy at all - very easy to make."

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