Baked ham glaze recipe with orange juice is really simple and makes your ham taste amazing!! Just 3 ingredients, you’ve got to try this ham glaze next time.
Ok so it’s Easter, or Christmas and you’re ready to make a big meal including a ham for everyone. I don’t know about you but I’m not interested in spending more time than I have to on anything, including a baked ham glaze that you know will make the meat moist and flavorful but don’t want a bunch of ingredients that will be hard to find. Simple is key in my opinion when it comes to cooking delicious food and this easy ham glaze is just that! Let me know what you think when it’s done!
Three ingredients is all you need, seriously! Some hams come with the mysterious “packet” to pour on top after mixed with water. I have tried that and quite frankly it tastes like sugar poured on top and doesn’t give it a lot of other flavors. Granted this easy baked ham glaze does have sugar in it but the juice cuts the sweetness and gives it an added flavor that just makes the most amazingly juicy ham that is packed with flavor.
This is what you’ll need to make this baked ham glaze
- 1/2 c. orange juice (any brand will do, pulp free is best)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. honey
- bowl and spoon
If you’ve never cooked a ham before it is super easy, just read the best way to bake a ham right here to get you started.
Then just mix these 3 ingredients together in a bowl and pour a bit on the bottom of your roasting pan and a bit on top. The rest will be used to baste and to pour or serve next to your baked ham once it’s done and ready to be served.
If you’d rather have a pineapple ham glaze and/or cook it in your slow cooker here’s a crockpot ham recipe too.
Even without more poured on top of your cut slices the orange juice and sweetness makes it’s way into your baked ham and permeates it to taste amazing….but some like a bit more added on top and you should have plenty.
I made a 2.5 lb. ham so if you cook a really large one you might want to double the recipe but it’s really easy to make and I’ve been doing it for years.
Always get compliments. 😉
Baked Ham Glaze
- 1/2 c orange juice pulp free is best
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c honey
- Whisk your 3 ingredients together and pour on top of your ham, bake as you like in the oven or crockpot.
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