25 Best Ham Glaze Recipes for Easter and Beyond

A ham with brown sugar glaze.

Easter is almost here, and that means holiday ham is about to make its appearance once again!

If you love ham as much as we do, you probably know that the most important part of making ham taste fantastic is the glaze, so let's get the basics right with these 25 best ham glaze recipes!

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How To Glaze Ham

No matter what type of glaze you plan to use (such as a brown sugar glaze for ham, pineapple ham glaze or a honey mustard glaze), you need to know how to glaze the ham first and foremost. And there are plenty of different hams to choose from, like roasted ham, honey-baked ham, spiral ham, regular baked ham, ham steak and more.

Before glazing any type of ham, however, it must be thoroughly cooked. Since the ham glaze will contain sugars of some sort, it's important not to glaze the ham until the last 20-30 minutes of the cooking time because if you glaze it too early, the sugars will caramelize and end up burning.

Once the ham is mostly cooked, use a brush to spread the glaze all over the surface of the ham before returning it to the oven and finishing cooking.

Related: 60 Last-Minute Easter Dinner Ideas

More Ham How-To's

With the glazes comes the holiday ham, which can be tricky to master on your own. Here's every guide you need to perfectly prepare and serve ham to your table this Easter holiday.

Best Ham Glaze Recipes

The thing about these ham glazes is that there's a version to please everyone—whether it's a Brown Sugar Spiral Ham Glaze, Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham, Orange Marmalade Ginger Ham Glaze or even a Coca-Cola Ham Glaze. There are plenty of varieties you can play around with and tailor to suit all of your guest's dietary (and personal preference) needs.

Here are 25 easy ham glaze recipes for Easter, Christmas and all other holidays that call for ham. Browse through them, make sure to pin your favorites and let's get cooking!

<p>Teresa Blackburn</p><p>Impress your family (or roommates) with a deliciously sweet apricot ham glaze. This fruity complement to baked ham has apricot preserves as a base and gets an extra zing from mustard and lemon juice.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/1017706/jocelynruggiero/apricot-ham-glaze/" data-ylk="slk:Apricot Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Apricot Ham Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>Oh Sweet Basil</p><p>This garlic honey mustard ham is so easy, but so flavorful! Perfect for Easter or any holiday meal!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://ohsweetbasil.com/garlic-honey-mustard-ham-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Garlic Honey Mustard Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Garlic Honey Mustard Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Lauren Volo</p><p>This old-school twice-baked pastry-wrapped holiday ham is as fun to make as it is to serve.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/1305518/alison-ashton/tasty-pastry-wrapped-holiday-ham-with-cider-glaze/" data-ylk="slk:Pastry Wrapped Holiday Ham with Cider Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pastry Wrapped Holiday Ham with Cider Glaze</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: 17 <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/50-best-leftover-ham-recipes-163245315.html" data-ylk="slk:Best Leftover Ham Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Best Leftover Ham Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>The Chunky Chef</p><p>Sticky, sweet, tangy and full of flavor… this bourbon mustard and orange glazed ham is one that you’ll be happy to have as the star of your holiday meal!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thechunkychef.com/bourbon-orange-glazed-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Bobby Flay</p><p>Let the glaze sit at room temperature to allow flavors to meld while the ham bakes for the first 20 minutes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/29554/bobbyflay/maple-peach-glazed-ham-steak/" data-ylk="slk:Maple-Peach Glazed Ham Steak;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Maple-Peach Glazed Ham Steak </a></strong></p>
<p>Love from the Oven</p><p>Skip the long lines at the honey-baked ham store and make a delicious brown sugar glaze spiral ham at home in your own oven.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.lovefromtheoven.com/brown-sugar-glaze-spiral-ham-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brown Sugar Spiral Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Brown Sugar Spiral Ham Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>Sheila Lukins</p><p>The freshness of spring demands a spectacular centerpiece, and few main courses surpass our ham, glazed with a blend of the season’s first maple syrup and orange juice.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/29550/sheilalukins/maple-orange-baked-ham/" data-ylk="slk:Maple Orange Baked Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Maple Orange Baked Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>I Heart Recipes</p><p>The best ham glaze made with brown sugar, mustard, pineapple juice and more!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://iheartrecipes.com/ham-pineapple-and-brown-sugar-baked/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pineapple and Brown Sugar Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pineapple and Brown Sugar Ham Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>Derobert</p><p>A mango jalapeño glaze adds a unique kick to this spiral ham.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/29279/aaronsanchez/ham-with-mango-jalapeno-glaze" data-ylk="slk:Ham with Mango Jalapeño Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ham with Mango Jalapeño Glaze</a></strong></p>


A mango jalapeño glaze adds a unique kick to this spiral ham.

Get the recipe: Ham with Mango Jalapeño Glaze

<p>Parade</p><p>Try this amazing maple bourbon glazed ham and you will not be disappointed.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/272931/dash/maple-bourbon-glazed-ham/" data-ylk="slk:Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>


Try this amazing maple bourbon glazed ham and you will not be disappointed.

Get the recipe: Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

<p>A Dish of Daily Life</p><p>This beautifully caramelized ham with a delicious orange marmalade ginger ham glaze is perfect for Easter, Christmas, or even Sunday Supper.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.adishofdailylife.com/2016/01/orange-marmalade-ginger-ham-glaze-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Orange Marmalade Ginger Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Orange Marmalade Ginger Ham Glaze</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/happy-easter-100-sweet-easter-011848807.html" data-ylk="slk:100 Happy Easter Wishes, Greetings & Messages;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">100 Happy Easter Wishes, Greetings & Messages</a></strong></p>
<p>Jo Cooks</p><p>This crockpot brown sugar cola glazed ham recipe requires only 5 minutes of prep time to make this incredible brown sugar and cola glaze then pour it over the ham, set it and forget it for a few hours.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/crockpot-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crockpot Brown Sugar Cola Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crockpot Brown Sugar Cola Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Brooklyn Farm Girl</p><p>This ham glaze is delicious and simple to make. All you need is brown sugar, orange juice and honey! Mix in a bowl and brush over ham for a classic family recipe!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://brooklynfarmgirl.com/homemade-ham-glaze-easy-to-make/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Homemade Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Homemade Ham Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>The Food Charlatan</p><p>This raspberry chipotle glazed ham is the perfect combo of sweet and tart, with a bit of a smokey kick from the chipotle.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thefoodcharlatan.com/raspberry-chipotle-glazed-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Savory Experiments</p><p>Riesling peach glazed ham has a perfectly sweet, crunchy outside and a tender, savory inside. You’ll be the star of the party when you unveil this amazing baked ham at the dinner table.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.savoryexperiments.com/riesling-peach-glazed-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Riesling Peach Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Riesling Peach Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Spicy Southern Kitchen</p><p>This easy-to-make praline glazed ham is sure to add lots of flavor to your holiday table.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/praline-glazed-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Praline-Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Praline-Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>South Your Mouth</p><p>Classic Coca-Cola glazed ham recipe with brown sugar and Dijon that self bastes in an oven bag.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.southyourmouth.com/2013/10/coca-cola-glazed-ham-with-brown-sugar.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coca-Cola Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "><em>Coca-Cola Glazed Ham</em></a></strong></p>
<p>Tara Teaspoon</p><p>I love how simple and festive this ham recipe is. A no-fuss spiral-cut ham gets roasted with a sweet and juicy glaze and makes the most beautiful presentation for any holiday or special gathering.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://tarateaspoon.com/ham-brown-sugar-glaze/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spiral Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Spiral Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>The Girl Who Ate Everything</p><p>This horseradish pineapple ham glaze is a little spicy and a little sweet. It dresses up your ham for any occasion.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/horseradish-pineapple-ham-glaze" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Horseradish Pineapple Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Horseradish Pineapple Ham Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>I Am Homesteader</p><p>Apricot honey ham is a roasted bone-in ham topped with a sweet homemade glaze made with apricot preserves that can be enjoyed hot or cold.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://iamhomesteader.com/apricot-honey-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Apricot Honey Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Apricot Honey Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Kawaling Pinoy</p><p>Make the holidays extra delicious with this Filipino-style pineapple-glazed ham! Juicy and flavorful with a sweet and tangy fruity glaze, it’s the perfect dinner centerpiece.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.kawalingpinoy.com/filipino-style-pineapple-glazed-ham/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Filipino-Style Pineapple Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Filipino-Style Pineapple Glazed Ham</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/50-best-leftover-ham-recipes-163245315.html" data-ylk="slk:50 Best Leftover Ham Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">50 Best Leftover Ham Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Dinner then Dessert</p><p>Brown sugar ham glaze made from brown sugar, orange juice, honey, and spices is the perfect addition to a holiday ham and only takes 5 minutes to make!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dinnerthendessert.com/brown-sugar-ham-glaze/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brown Sugar Ham Glaze;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Brown Sugar Ham Glaze</a></strong></p>
<p>Taste of Home</p><p>This citrus-molasses glazed ham is the holiday recipe you've been looking for.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/1309993/parade/citrus-molasses-glazed-ham/" data-ylk="slk:Citrus Molasses Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Citrus Molasses Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>

Taste of Home

This citrus-molasses glazed ham is the holiday recipe you've been looking for.

Get the recipe: Citrus Molasses Glazed Ham

<p>Platings and Pairings</p><p>This glazed ham recipe is made with brown sugar, mustard, pineapple and honey, this glaze makes an addictive and moist ham every time. It will be the star of your holiday dinner!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.platingsandpairings.com/brown-sugar-mustard-glazed-ham-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Will Cook for Smiles</p><p>This cherry ham glaze is made with cherry preserves, fresh lemon juice and aromatic spices. It’s truly a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.willcookforsmiles.com/baked-ham-with-cherry-ham-glaze/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cherry Glazed Baked Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cherry Glazed Baked Ham</a></strong></p>

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