Baked Ham with Sweet Glaze


This is a common recipe brought down through my family. My grandmother made it, my mother still makes it, and we all love it to pieces! It is great left over or chopped into a fresh green salad. I love this ham glaze because it is simple, easy and delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 10-pound ham


  • 1 (10 pound) fully-cooked, bone-in ham

  • 4 cups boiling water, or as needed

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard powder

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or as needed

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained

  • toothpicks


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place ham on a rack set in a roasting pan, and carefully pour about 1/2 inch of boiling water into the pan beneath the ham.

  2. Bake the ham in the preheated oven for 2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat (do not touch the bone) reads at least 140 degrees F (60 degrees C.)

  3. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, dry mustard, honey, and lemon juice as needed to make a thick, smooth paste. Brush the ham generously with glaze. Skewer 1 pineapple chunk and 1 maraschino cherry per toothpick, and insert the decorated picks all over the ham.

  4. Return the ham to the oven, and roast for 15 minutes. Baste the ham, fruit and all, with glaze and juices that have collected in the bottom of the pan, return to the oven, and roast for an additional 15 minutes. Let the ham rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note

This ham is great as a Boxing Day feast or for any occasion. Great paired with any side dish or just to pick at through the week. The ham is a great leftover or as a potluck dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
33g Fat
24g Carbs
66g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 66g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 920mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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