If you are wondering how to glaze a ham in the best possible way, this article will surely be of help. In the following lines, we have listed a number of easy ham glaze recipes, just for you.

How To Glaze A Ham

Is someone special coming to your house for dinner? Are you planning to cook ham for the special guest? Whether you are roasting a ham for a special person or a special occasion, scoring and glazing can definitely add to the look as well as the flavor of your recipe. Glaze can be described as a combination of ingredients, slathered on the ham mainly with the aim of enhancing its flavor. There is a wide range of options as far as ham glazes are concerned. In the following lines, we will tell you how to glaze a ham, in different ways.
Easy Ham Glaze Recipes
Honey and Brown Sugar Ham Glaze
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp HONEY
  • 1 tbsp Prepared Mustard 
Orange Glaze
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier (optional) 
Baked Ham Maple Glaze
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 2/3 cup Real Maple Syrup 
Brown Sugar Glaze
  • 1½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1½ tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cloves 
Marmalade Glaze
  • 1/4 cup Orange Marmalade
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • Pineapple Juice (enough to create a thick paste) 
Pineapple Glaze
  • 1½ tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Crushed Pineapple, well drained 
Ginger Glaze
  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • Canned Pear or Peach Syrup (to make thick paste)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice 
Chili Glaze
  • 1/2 cup Thick Chili Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Corn Syrup 
Instructions (For All Recipes) 
  • First of all, you need to make a slit in the rind of the ham.
  • Trim the rind and fat at the same time, leaving 1/4 inch layer of fat on ham.
  • Make diagonal cuts along the surface of the ham, on the fat layer, making sure not to penetrate the meat.
  • Now, make diagonal cuts in the opposite direction, forming diamond shapes in the fat layer.
  • Take a bowl and put all the ingredients in it (this works for all the above mentioned recipes)
  • Mix the ingredients well and brush over the ham.
  • As the ham cooks, occasionally brush it with the extra glaze.

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