Have you ever made your own ham glaze? If not, it’s time to give it a try! Making a homemade ham glaze is so easy and chance are you have all the ingredients for this glaze in your cupboards now. I’ll also let you in on a little tip to getting a nice thick glaze on that ham!
For this glaze, I used pineapple juice, brown sugar, and seasonings. I was cooking for a large group that included children so chose to keep it simple and sweet. Sweet pairs amazingly with a savory ham! I was really tempted to add in a little spice with maybe some red pepper flakes or a few drops of Sriracha sauce. If you like that kind of thing, try it!
However you try, whisk the ingredients together and the boil them in a sauce pan for a few minutes. This will help to thicken things up from the beginning. Now here is a little trick to getting an extra thick and yummy glaze. Heat your ham according to the directions, then for the last 10 minutes of cooking brush on a coat of the glaze and return to the oven. After that 10 minutes, repeat the brushing on of the glaze and return to the oven for another 10 mins. I like to turn up the heat just a bit to maybe 425 degs F.
Your ham will come out with a nice sweet glaze and ready to eat! Click here for addition Easter recipes and table setting ideas!
Tablecloth: Pehr Designs
Place settings and Turquoise Casserole Dish: Fiesta Dinnerware
Napkins and Wineglasses: Target
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Pineapple Slices (optional)
- Heat ham according to directions.
- In a bowl, whisk glaze ingredients together.
- Pour into a sauce pan and heat to a boil over medium/high heat while whisking.
- Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes or until thickened slightly and remove from heat.
- Allow to cool.
- Durning the last 10 minutes of cooking, remove ham and brush glaze over. Return to oven uncovered and turn up heat to 425 deg. F.
- Repeat glaze and additional 10 minutes of cooking for an extra thick glaze.