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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe

Delicious Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 15 1x


Brown sugar glazed ham is a simple, delectable dish for juicy ham with a sweet and salty, caramelized crust, ideal for a holiday supper.



1 c. packed brown sugar

1 large fully cooked ham (bone-in, spiral sliced is fine), about 15 lbs

½ c. orange juice

2 tbsp white vinegar

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp yellow mustard

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder


Take the ham out of the fridge at least two hours before serving. This ensures that the meat cooks evenly in the oven.

Heat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Brown sugar, orange juice, honey, white vinegar, yellow mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, and cinnamon are combined in a small saucepan and whisked together.

Make sure the sugar is dissolved and the sauce is simmering over medium heat. Keep on low heat for 1–2 minutes, or until desired thickness is reached. Take the pan off the heat.

Wrap the ham in two overlapping big sheets of foil that you have torn from the roll.

The ham should be positioned in the middle of the foil.

Wrap the ham securely in foil after brushing it with a third of the glaze.

Arrange the ham skin-side down in a baking dish (mine fits in a 9×13-inch pan).

Ham should be cooked thoroughly in the oven to between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. (15 minutes per pound of beef is a good estimate.) Take it out of the oven.

Raise the oven’s heat to a scorching 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unwrap the ham very gently (either throw away the foil or open it up and allow it to line the bottom of the pan).

Return the ham to the oven after brushing it with another third of the glaze.

Allow the ham to continue cooking for another 15–20 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized and turned a dark, sticky color but is not burnt.

Take the ham out of the oven. Then, brush the ham with the remaining glaze.

Leave the ham covered with foil for 10 minutes to rest before slicing and serving.


If using uncooked ham, ensure that the internal temperature of the meat meets the correct temperature before serving.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 1022
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 316.5 mg
  • Fat: 42.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.6 g
  • Protein: 133.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 426.4 mg

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