This recipe for Trisha Yearwood's Honey Mustard Glazed Ham is the perfect ham you need for any holiday gathering.
Over the Christmas holiday, I watched Trisha's Southern Kitchen on Food Network and she was making a delicious Honey Mustard Glazed Ham that made my mouth water the entire time she was cooking it.
I knew right then and there it would be a ham recipe I intended to make for every holiday from here on out.
When I first saw the amount of brown sugar and Dijon mustard that goes in this, I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but trust me. As it cooks, the honey and brown sugar begin to caramelize making this rich sauce that you want to drink.
Y'all — it is that good.
Of course, I always cover my ham in pineapple slices. They make a great side dish for serving with your ham.
The pineapple gets all caramelized too and the mix of fresh pineapple with brown sugar and honey is like perfect sweetness.
What Kind of Ham Do You Buy?
You can use any type of ham you want to. I have bought spiral-cut ham, and I have bought the bone-in ham — whichever your favorite happens to be.
This ham is perfect for holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, or if you just want a delicious ham one evening. I try to always look when I am at the store to see if they have a boneless ham on deep markdown. Then I buy a couple and freeze them.
Once I bake them, I use the leftovers to make recipes like these Everything Bagel Ham and Cheese Sliders.
How to Make This Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
For starters, you are going to bake your ham in a shallow. You can use a large covered roasting pan, but a shallow rack will work well too.
Take the ham out of the pack and wash it off with cold water. If you like the extra salty flavor in your ham, then you can skip this step.
Bake the ham on a roasting rack I found on Amazon covered in aluminum foil. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to make sure the ham is at the right temperature. The total roasting time for this ham is about 2 and 1/2 hours.
After baking your ham halfway through, then, take a saucepot and mix together the brown sugar and honey and warm through on the stove over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and it is mixed together thoroughly. The total cooking time for the sauce is about 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard. Pour the brown sugar glaze over the ham. Continue baking the ham, basting occasionally with the drippings on the roaster until the end of the estimated cooking time.
I add my pineapples during the second half of baking right on top of the ham. This gives them plenty of time to get soaked with the honey mustard mixture and brown from the baking process.
Allow the ham to stand for 15 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices inside the ham to set. This is an easy recipe you can make and I promise you won't mess it up.
If you choose to make a ham that has a ham bone in it, save it and the ham hock. You can use it to put in your soups when you make them in the slow cooker.
What to serve with this ham
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- One 18- to 20-pound smoked ham, water added, ham hock removed
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 1 cup clover honey (one 8-ounce jar)
- 1 cup country Dijon mustard
- 1 14.5 ounce can of sliced pineapples, drained
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add a rack to the bottom of your baking pan.
- Unwrap the ham and rinse it in cold water. Place it on the rack in the roasting pan. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, leaving a 2-inch opening to allow steam to escape. Bake the ham for half the estimated cooking time, about 3 hours. (Total cooking time is about 20 minutes per pound.)
- Halfway through the estimated cooking time, add the brown sugar and honey to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard. Pour the mixture over the ham.
- Add your pineapple slices to the top of your ham.
- Continue baking the ham, basting occasionally with the drippings in the roaster.
- Check for doneness at the end of the estimated cooking time by inserting a meat thermometer into a meaty part of the ham, avoiding any fat or bone. The thermometer should register 160 degrees F.
- Allow the ham to stand for 15 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices inside the ham to set.
- Slice and serve to your guests or family.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 2943mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 55g