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Maple Ham Glaze
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5 from 3 votes

Maple Ham Glaze

If you're looking for the most delicious holiday ham, then you need this Maple Ham Glaze recipe! It's so simple to throw together, and creates the prettiest ham imaginable!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 951kcal



To Make the Ham Glaze:

  • In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, apple cider, mustard, and spices. Bring the mixture to a boil for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

To Use It On A Ham:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of a roasting pan with a roasting rack.
  • Remove the ham from its packaging and place it, cut side-down, on the roasting rack. Score the fat in a diamond pattern, cutting to a depth of about 1-inch. Stud each “X” intersection with cloves if desired.
  • Tent the ham with foil, wrapping it around the edges of the roasting pan to keep the steam in (this creates a super moist ham). Bake the ham in the preheated oven for 20 minutes per pound (2 hours for a 6-pound ham), or until a meat thermometer or instant-read thermometer registers at least 140 degrees F.
  • Every 20-30 minutes, baste the ham with the glaze, always returning the foil tent to its place.
  • At the end of the bake time, remove the foil tent, brush the ham with the remaining glaze, and turn the oven to high broil. Broil for 3-5 minutes until the outside glaze caramelizes but is not burnt.
  • Allow the ham to rest for at least 15 minutes before carving


  • Nutritional information is an estimate for the whole glaze recipe and does not include the ham.


Calories: 951kcal | Carbohydrates: 233g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 209g | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 1.3mg