Our Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham makes a striking main dish with its shiny, caramelized coating. A tangy, crunchy crust yields a mouthwateringly delicous interior.
There aren’t many ingredients in this recipe, so be sure to buy a good ham! And enjoy leftovers the next day.
Holiday glazed ham for Christmas dinner with cranberry sauce.Elena Veselova
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Trim some of the fat (not all) from the exterior of the ham, leaving about a ¼-inch layer all over. Bring the ham to room temperature for 30 minutes to 40 minutes.
Place the ham, cut side down, in a roaster pan (lined with parchment paper) . Tightly cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine honey, mustard, brown sugar, and butter. Warm under medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the brown sugar has completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.
Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
Remove ham from oven and place on a cutting board.
Increase oven temperature to 425°F.
Using a sharp knife, score a 1-inch-wide diamond pattern (don’t cut more than ¼ inch deep) over the entire ham.
Brush the ham with about ⅓ cup of the glaze and return it to the oven (uncovered).
Bake 15 minutes. Then brush with ⅓ cup of glaze and repeat every 15 minutes until all of the glaze has been used, about 55 to 60 minutes
You should see a dark golden-brown crust forming.
Let rest for 20 or wo minutes before carving.