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10 Ridiculously Easy Ham Glaze Recipes

Five containers of different liquids
Take your pick from maple-mustard to root beer-barbecue—all these easy ham glaze recipes use five or fewer ingredients and can be ready to go in five minutes flat. Our ham glaze recipes add flavor and tenderness with very little effort, and there’s a recipe for everyone. The only hard part here is deciding which one you’d like to try first, so grab a ham and get to glazing!

Now that you’ve got a delicious and easy ham glaze picked out, here’s what you need to know.

  • Each of the glazes above makes enough to coat a family-size ham (6 to 8 pounds). If you’ve got a crowd-size ham, just double the recipe.
  • Remember to score a crisscross pattern into the rind of your ham before applying. This will catch the glaze maximizing flavor and tenderizing the meat.
  • Glazes are usually applied in one of two ways: either toward the end of cook time (in the last 30 to 45 minutes) or from the start (and then basted all through the cooking process).

For anything else you might want to know, our How to Glaze a Ham article awaits you.