Sweet And Tangy: Honey Mustard Ham Glaze Recipe

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This recipe transforms a plain ham into a show-stopping centerpiece. The sweet and tangy honey mustard glaze is incredibly easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. It’s perfect for holidays, special occasions, or even a weeknight dinner with a touch of elegance.


Honey Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe by Tasty
Honey Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe by Tasty

½ cup Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Instructions:

    1. Whisk it all together: In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and ginger.

    2. Glaze the ham: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Score the surface of the ham diagonally with a sharp knife, creating a diamond pattern. Brush the ham generously with the prepared glaze.

    3. Bake and baste: Place the ham in a roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, uncovered. After 1 hour, baste the ham with the remaining glaze in the bowl. Continue baking for another 30-45 minutes, or until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140°F (60°C) for a medium-rare ham, or 160°F (71°C) for a fully cooked ham. Baste the ham again halfway through this additional baking time.

    4. Let it rest: Once the ham is cooked through, remove it from the oven and tent it loosely with foil. Let the ham rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful ham.

    5. Serve and enjoy!: Slice the ham and serve it with the remaining glaze spooned on top. This glaze can also be served on the side for dipping.

    Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 250

  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Please note: These nutrition facts are estimates only and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.


    This honey mustard glaze is a versatile recipe that can be used on a variety of meats besides ham. Try it on pork tenderloin, chicken breasts, or even salmon for a delicious and flavorful twist. With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is sure to become a go-to for any occasion.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use a different type of mustard?

    Absolutely! While Dijon mustard is a classic choice for this recipe, you can experiment with other mustards you enjoy. For a milder flavor, try using whole-grain mustard. For a bit more heat, yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard can be used.

    2. Do I need to score the ham?

    Scoring the ham is not essential, but it helps the glaze penetrate the meat and adds a nice visual element. If you choose not to score the ham, simply brush the glaze liberally over the entire surface.

    3. How can I tell if my ham is done?

    The best way to tell if your ham is done is to use a meat thermometer. An internal temperature of 140°F (60°C) for medium-rare or 160°F (71°C) for fully cooked is ideal.

    4. What if my glaze starts to burn?

    If the glaze starts to burn during baking, reduce the oven temperature to 300°F (149°C) and cover the ham loosely with foil.

    5. Can I make the glaze ahead of time?

    Yes, you can! The glaze can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Rewarm the glaze slightly before using it.