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Beer-Glazed Ham

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounce-weight: 309 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1778mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.

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  • KY_Cook
    Oct 17, 2016

    This was a huge hit when I fixed it and took it to work for Thanksgiving. I love easy recipes that are beyond delicious and I'll definitely be fixing this ham again!

  • cookbookmom
    Dec 15, 2014

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

  • carrie carney
    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". :-)

  • MrsKase
    Nov 21, 2011

    Very Easy, good ham, everyone liked a lot!

  • barhoo01
    Mar 22, 2009

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

  • farmwifetoo
    Aug 25, 2008

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