For me, baked ham just isn’t ham without the glaze. And I’m not talking about the glaze packet that comes with the ham. I’m talking about delicious glazes that you can mix up from scratch in less than five minutes. Each of the glaze recipes below have ingredients or less, making them so super easy to whip together. The hard part is deciding which one you’d like to try first!
Once you’ve made your glaze, it’s time to decide how you’re going to apply it. I happen to be a whole-time glazer. What does that mean? I brush on the glaze the entire time the ham is in the oven (kind of like basting a turkey). But if that’s not for you, no worries! You will still enjoy delicious glaze flavors if you add the glaze towards the end of your ham’s cooking time. Wondering how much glaze to make? Each of these recipes makes enough glaze to coat a family sized ham (6-10 pounds) and are also easy to double if you’re serving a crowd.
One final tip: Cutting a criss-cross diamond pattern into the top of your ham will ensure that the glaze soaks all the way through, making the meat extra flavorful and tender. It’s a must-do!
So grab a ham, plan your menu and get to glazing!
1. Easy Blueberry-Chipotle Glaze