Mustard Glazed Ham is a bone-in, spiral cut ham baked with glaze made from honey, brown sugar, ham drippings and stone ground mustard.
After that Air Fryer Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze from last week, I decided that a similar recipe for ham needed to be done with the upcoming Easter holiday around the corner. I wanted the glaze to have great mustard flavor with a touch of sweetness that roasted up beautifully. This Mustard Glazed Ham really works and makes a gorgeous main course on your holiday table. We pair this ham with Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, gravy and Roasted Asparagus. Simple, traditional, gorgeous food- that’s what it’s all about.
Mustard Glazed Ham
I really focused on pulling that mustard flavor out with this Mustard Glazed Ham. Expect that little mustard kick with each glazed bite! It is really delicious. My ten-year-old asked if I could just give him “end” pieces because it was tasty. He just wanted to eat the glaze and I can’t even blame him.
How To Keep Your Ham Moist
Ham is one of those foods that can very easily be dried out when cooking. This can be because it is over-cooked or not properly prepped before cooking. I kept this recipe really simple today and if followed correctly, you will get a very moist ham. Here are the main three things to pay attention to while cooking this ham:
Instead of having the ham baste in its juice, we are cooking it in a roasting pan. This means we will need to count on steam to keep moisture inside the ham. Steam comes from water so put 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of your roasting pan and you can go ahead and add any extra ham juices leftover from the packaging.
You can’t steam well in an open area. Right? Think of a hot shower in a small bathroom. When the door is closed, their is crazy steam. When the door is open, there is virtually no steam. We all know this. Same applies in the oven. Create a small area to steam the ham like a closed door while showering. That aluminum foil over the top of the ham needs to be fitted tightly with the roasting pan.
Be mindful not to over-cook the ham. Most hams are already cooked meaning we just need to re-heat. Pick a bone-in, pre-cooked, spiral-cut ham in the 8-10 pound range. Now, bake 10 minutes for every pound. An 8 pound ham would cook for 80 minutes and a 10 pound ham would cook for 100 minutes. Once the ham is cooked, you crank the heat, remove the foil and pour the glaze on to roast.
Note that you can cook a larger ham if needed. Adjust your cook time accordingly using the 10 minutes per pound calculation.
Mustard Glazed Ham
- 8-10 Pound Spiral Cut Ham Bone-In, pre-cooked
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1/2 Cup Stone Ground Mustard
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Ham Drippings
- 1/2 Cup Water
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Place the ham onto the rack in a roasting pan.
- Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the pan. I also like to add in extra ham juices from the bag the ham came in.
- Wrap the the top in aluminum foil. Make sure you have a tight wrap where the ham can steam inside.
- Bake for 10 minutes per pound. My ham was 8 pounds so I cooked it 80 minutes.
- When there is 20 minutes left for your ham to cook, begin the glaze.
- Using a basting syringe, pull 1/2 cup worth of ham drippings and put the liquid in a non-stick pan on the stove-top. Make sure to cover the ham back up well.
- Along with the ham drippings, add honey, stone ground mustard and brown sugar. Bring the glaze to a low simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes. Set to the side.
- After the ham has cooked, take it out of the oven and raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
- Remove the foil and pour half the glaze over top of the ham.
- Return to the oven for 10 minutes. Leave the foil off.
- Pour the rest of the glaze over top and cook another 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving.