Brown sugar glazed baked ham is easy, smells amazing and makes great leftovers! This ham is a little sweet, a little salty, tender and delicious! No need to wait in line for a fancy ham, go ahead and make your own!
I have been on a Honey Baked Ham kick for the holidays for a few years. It is easy, tasty and of course, the leftovers are fabulous. But other people like Honey Baked Ham too which means when I order one I am sure to be standing in a long line plus it is on the pricier side.
The price is what lead me to try my own baked ham recipe (this Cherry Bourbon Baked Ham to be exact) and it turns out it easy to prepare and tasted just as good! Now I have another ham recipe for you; I think you are going to like this one!
What Do I Need For this Sugar Baked Ham?
Spiral Sliced Ham ( found right in your grocery store!)
Brown Sugar – light brown sugar works well
Orange Juice – Fresh is best, plus you will use the zest!
Large baking dish or roasting pan
How To Make Sugar Baked Ham
In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, honey, orange zest and half of the orange juice in a bowl. Rub the ham with the mixture, making sure you also get between the slices of the ham.
Place the rest of the orange juice in the bottom of a baking dish and rest the ham inside the dish. Cover the ham with foil and bake for about 1 1/2. Remove the foil, baste the glaze over the ham and bake an additional 15 minutes. The brown sugar will glaze the ham and crust over a bit. The result is a sweet coating that is perfect for the salty ham!
How Much Ham Do I Need Per Person?
Can Baked Ham Be Frozen?
Baked ham freezes really well! Cover your ham in aluminum foil, freezer wrap or in an airtight container. Baked ham can be frozen for up to 3 months. When needed, allow the ham to thaw in the fridge.
If you are going to use up your leftovers, your ham will be good in the fridge for up to 3 days.
What Goes Well With Baked Ham?
This ham has wonderful citrus notes and really works almost any side dish! Some of my favorites are:
Use leftover ham in:
- 1 spiral-sliced ham (8-9 lbs)
- 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup of orange juice
- Orange zest
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, honey, orange zest and half of the orange juice in a bowl.
- Rub the ham with the mixture, making sure you also get between the slices of the ham.
- Place the rest of the orange juice in the bottom of a baking dish and rest the ham inside the dish, cut side down. Cover the ham with foil and bake for about 1 1/2.
- Remove the foil, baste the glaze over the ham and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 140 degrees.
- Let ham stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 108Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 0gSugar 26gProtein 1g