For holidays we go big! For Easter we love to make this homemade brown sugar and pineapple ham glaze!
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 chances 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 degrees F.
Your ham will come out with a nice sweet glaze and ready to eat! Click here for additional Easter recipes and table setting ideas!
Tablecloth: Pehr Designs
Place settings and Turquoise Casserole Dish: Fiesta Dinnerware
Napkins and Wineglasses: Target
Making a homemade ham glaze is so easy and chances are you have all the ingredients for this glaze in your cupboards now!
- 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.