Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is a great addition to any holiday meal. This spiral sliced ham is basted with pineapple juice and crusted with brown sugar and warm spices for the most flavorful ham.
A spiral sliced ham is the ultimate centerpiece for Easter, Christmas or any special celebration. This Easy Brown Sugar Glazed Ham is flavorful and delicious and is made with just a few simple ingredients.
I am an ambassador for Petit Jean Meats. I was provided with a ham for recipe development purposes, but I was not compensated for this post.
My favorite Petit Jean Ozark Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham is always the star of our holiday dinners, especially Easter dinner.
Why You’ll Love this Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe
- Best Flavor: The brown sugar glaze adds delicious flavor to a pre-smoked ham and the sweet and savory combination is perfect for any Sunday dinner. Skip the glaze packet for the best brown sugar glaze.
- Perfect Centerpiece: This glazed ham is one of the best main dishes for any holiday dinner and will be the star of the show on any holiday table.
- Easy Recipe: The brown sugar glaze is made with just a few simple ingredients and is a tried and true family favorite.
Ingredients For Brown Sugar Ham Glaze Recipe
- Pineapple Juice or orange juice.
- Brown Sugar – Dark brown sugar or light brown sugar, use what you have on hand.
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Cloves
- Black Pepper
This recipe works with any bone-in ham, whole ham or boneless ham portion. We are using a spiral ham for this recipe. If you are not using a spiral sliced ham, use a sharp knife to make 1 inch cuts all the way around the ham, then do the same in the opposite direction to create a diamond pattern. This will allow this delicious glaze to get down into the ham.
Step by Step Directions for Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
- Place ham in a baking dish or large roasting pan. Pour pineapple juice over ham, down between the slices.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, garlic, chili powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and black pepper together.
- Rub brown sugar mixture over all sides of ham, using your hands to press the rub onto the ham and between the slices.
- Bake at 325° for 10 minutes per pound. Every 15 minutes, remove ham from oven and spoon juices over the entire ham and in between slices. Cook until internal temperature reaches 145° using a digital meat thermometer.
- Remove from oven and allow the ham to rest 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Brown Sugar Ham Recipe Tips and Notes
- Cooking Time for Ham: A smoked ham is a fully cooked ham and just needs to be heated through. Figure about 10 minutes per pound at 325°. You can wrap in foil to keep it moist. Glazing the ham will also help to retain moisture. A digital meat thermometer is a must-have to cook the perfect ham. If you enjoy the crispy edges from the sticky brown sugar glaze, you can skip the foil.
- Best Temperature to Oven Bake Ham: Since spiral sliced hams come fully cooked, it’s best to bake at 325° to keep it from drying out.
- How Much Ham Should I Buy? With a bone-in, spiral cut ham you can figure about 3/4 pound per person. A Petit Jean Half Ham will feed about 10 people.
- Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Use a vacuum sealer and store up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
- Reheat: Reheat ham slices in a skillet, lightly covered with olive oil, over medium heat. Turn after a few minutes to heat from both sides.
Side Dishes for Holiday Ham
- Potato Gratin is filled with a cheesy sauce for the creamiest and most delicious potatoes.
- Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole (or funeral potatoes) is perfect with a holiday ham.
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes are so delicious for a traditional side dish.
- The Best Macaroni Salad is a must for our holiday dinners, it’s made with a sweet dressing that is so delicious.
- Creamy Dill Potato Salad is an easy make ahead side that is great for any meal, especially ham.
Best Recipes for Leftover Ham
- Baked Ham Penne Pasta is one of our most requested recipes and a must-try for leftover ham. Made with penne pasta in a cheesy-garlic sauce.
- Creamy Ham and Potato Soup is so easy to make and is always a comforting and delicious dinner that the whole family loves.
- Breakfast Sandwiches are my favorite! A grilled cheese loaded with sliced ham, fried eggs and cheese.
- If you need more ideas, check out all of our Best Leftover Ham Recipes!
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- 1 Petit Jean Meats Spiral Sliced Ham]
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chiil powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Set ham out about 2 hours before baking to come to room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 325°
- Place ham in a baking dish and pour pineapple juice over the top.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and spices.
- Rub ham with brown sugar on all sides, pressing lightly.
- Bake ham for 10 minutes per pound, basting with juices about every 20 minutes, until ham reaches an internal temperature of about 145°.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
Nutritional calculation is estimated and may not be accurate.