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Sugar-Glazed Ham Recipe

Sugar-Glazed Ham Recipe

This old-fashioned sugar glaze gives your ham a pretty, golden-brown coating just like Grandma used to make. The mustard and vinegar complement the brown sugar and add tangy flavor. Be prepared to serve seconds! —Carol Strong Battle Heathville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:10-14 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  • 1. Score ham about 1/2-in. deep with a sharp knife. Place ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 325° for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and enough vinegar to make a thick paste. During the last hour of baking, brush glaze on ham every 15 minutes. Yield: 10-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 ounces) equals 284 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,110 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Sugar-Glazed Ham

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"Love this glaze for ham. We're big vinegar fans. I add a can of drained peaches because we like peaches with our ham."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This is my go to recipe for ham. It is simple but tastes amazing. If the ham comes with a glaze packet, I throw it out and use this recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"great taste I used white vinegar and it worked perfect. Very very delicious my family enjoyed it tonight."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This was delicious...and I used the bone later and made split pea soup in the crock was wonderful..."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"I made this for Easter, and it was absolutely delicious! Sweet and tangy both, but not overpowering. I'm not even a huge ham lover, but I really enjoyed it. The ham was also delicious served cold the next day. A keeper!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I've adapted this recipe for small pit hams: half the glaze ingredients and a much shorter baking time. Very good and very simple."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful! First time I've ever tried to glaze a ham. Simple receipe - tasted fantastic!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"I used this recipe last Christmas and made a note to use it again. Easy and very tasty."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Took this to a church Easter Sunday Dinner and everyone was coming back for more. It was tender and sooooooooooo good! Definately a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"I don't even like ham, but this recipe converted me, I'll never buy the honey baked million $ special again.I used balsamic instead"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Very good. Wonderful flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"The best glaze I have ever used, will definitely again. Gave the ham a excellent flavor."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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