How to Make Brown Sugar and Orange Ham Glaze for your Christmas, Easter or Holiday Ham

Any holiday ham can use a glaze. A combination brown sugar and orange glaze is simple to put together. It's enough to glaze a 5 to 6 lb. boneless or a bone-in ham. It can be easily doubled to accommodate a larger ham.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. of ground mustard

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Mix the brown sugar, orange juice and ground mustard together in a medium sized mixing bowl. If you prefer, you can use pineapple juice instead of orange juice for the glaze. Mix together until brown sugar is well diluted into the juice.

Brush the glaze over the ham during the last 35 or 40 minutes of the baking time.

Garnish the ham with whole cloves and either sliced oranges or pineapple rings.

Tips & Warnings

  • When you remove your ham from the oven, be sure to let it rest for about 10 minutes with a tent of aluminum foil over it before carving.


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