Maple brown sugar glazed ham is coated in a sweet brown sugar and maple ham glaze that caramelizes on the edges of the ham. Perfect for a holiday dinner!
One of the problems of being a food blogger is that I have to get recipes up on the blog a few weeks before a holiday happens, so that it gives you enough time to decide if you want to add it to your holiday menu.
Then having a newborn (yay) I actually made this ham to go with Easter about 4 weeks away. I’ll tell you that I actually made these dishes a month ago to photograph, so that I could get them already before the baby came in case he came early.
So if you haven’t noticed, for the last few weeks I’ve been sharing recipes that are delicious to make all year long, but can also come together to make the perfect Easter dinner!
Now onto more important things like this ham. I think ham is the ultimate main dish for Easter dinner, or Thanksgiving dinner, or Christmas Dinner.
This ham is the best of the best. It’s covered in maybe my favorite ham glaze ever. I made the glaze for this ham with pure maple syrup, brown sugar, mustard, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
It comes together to be a super sweet and flavorful glaze that just caramelizes onto the edges of the ham.
What side dishes go with Maple brown sugar glazed ham?
This ham is the perfect showstopper of a dish, its delicious, sweet and packed full of flavor. To make the meal even more special serve it with some tasty side dishes, like these:
- Best Dinner Rolls
- Green Beans with Bacon
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Winter Fruit Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
What do you like to serve with ham? My favorite’s are definitely some side of potatoes and rolls!
This is the perfect holiday ham, and it’s so easy to make!
How to make Ham in the slow cooker?
Since most hams come fully baked, all you have to do is heat it up thoroughly to eat it. This ham can be made in the slow cooker. To make this ham in the slow cooker, you will place the ham in a 6 quart (or larger) crockpot.
Make the glaze for the ham now instead of later. You will combine all the glaze ingredients in a medium sauce pan on the stove top till it is well mixed and the sugar is completely dissolved.
You’ll pour the glaze over the ham, trying to cover the ham as much as possible. Cook it on low for 4 to 5 hours until the ham is hot throughout and reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees.
About 3-4 times throughout the cooking, rebaste the ham with glaze. This will keep the ham nice and moist and make sure to coat every piece of it in that delicious glaze. As you baste it spread the slices apart to allow the glaze to go in between them.
This ham glaze recipe is perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any day you want to make dinner a little more special!
Looking for more Holiday Dinner Recipes?
- How to Cook the Perfect Turkey on Eazy Peazy Mealz
- Prime Rib Roast on Self Proclaimed Foodie
- Cranberry Dijon Glazed Ham on The Food Charlatan
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Maple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
- 8-12 pound spiral sliced ham
For the Maple Brown Sugar Glaze:
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 TBS yellow mustard
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of a roasting pan with a roasting rack (If you don't have one, skip this step)
- Cover ham in foil and place on the roasting rack.
- Bake for about 2 hours.
- Put all the ingredients for the glaze into a medium sauce pan and whisk together.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
- Lower heat, and bring to a simmer stirring often until thickened a little, about 10 minutes.
- Remove ham from oven and remove foil.
- Brush ham all over with glaze. Make sure to brush in between slices.
- Return ham to oven and bake for another 30 minutes, until edges are caramelized.
- Remove ham from oven and brush again with glaze.
- Let rest for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.
Everything you need for the perfect Easter dinner, from the ham, to cheesy potatoes, rolls, and don’t forget the carrot cake! Make sure to grab a nice table cloth and a couple cute decorations for your table too.