Easy Brown Sugar-Mustard Glaze

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Easy Brown Sugar-Mustard Glaze
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 6

Made from common ingredients you probably have on hand, this deceptively simple brown sugar glaze for ham adds deep, complex flavor to a baked ham dish. It adds a touch of sweetness and an extra punch of flavor to grilled or baked pork chops or pork roast, too. MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones
Updated June 14, 2019


cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons honey
tablespoon Dijon mustard
tablespoon pineapple juice


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  • 1
    In small bowl, mix all ingredients with whisk until well blended.
  • 2
    Brush glaze over ham during last 45 minutes of baking.

Expert Tips

  • The key to this glaze is the brown sugar and honey, which caramelize on the surface of a ham or pork roast as they bake.
  • If you have a particularly large piece of meat, double the recipe so you’ve got plenty for brushing on and serving alongside. Use half the glaze to brush on meat. Place the remaining sauce in a small saucepan, heat to a boil, stirring constantly, cooking until thickened. If it becomes too thick you can thin it a little with more juice or water.
  • Sub in orange juice and a grainy mustard for a switch up in flavor and texture.
  • Since this is so simple to stir up, why not make some when you grill or bake pork chops or bone-in chicken pieces, too? Note: be careful when grilling, as the glaze can burn easily so use care near the end of cooking.

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More About This Recipe

  • The concept behind a brown sugar glaze is simple: add a sweet, tangy crust that forms a caramelized sugar coating for succulent meats. The brown sugar mustard glaze will add a professional touch to the look of the finished baked ham and sweet, crunchy crackle to every biteful. To ensure a deeper penetration of the glaze, score the ham by making shallow cuts in the skin along the top surface. Wait until the last 20 minutes of baking to brush the brown sugar glaze on the ham, completely covering it with a basting brush (a wooden spoon will do in a pinch). Now that you’re a brown sugar glaze master, you might want to try more phenomenal ham glazes. Spend some time mixing and matching to find the one that’s the best complement to the rest of your menu, or build a meal around the unique ingredients in your glaze, and then carry that culinary theme through to other dishes.

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