10 Ridiculously Easy Ham Glaze Recipes

Updated December 5, 2019
5 easy ham glazes
Take your pick from maple-mustard to root beer-barbecue—all these easy ham glazes use fewer than four ingredients and can be ready to go in 5 minutes flat. The only hard part here is deciding which glaze you’d like to try first!
Add flavor, increase tenderness and all with very little effort, that’s the beauty of a ham glaze. With the easy ham glazes below, there’s a recipe for everyone. 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.