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The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

Brenda loves comfort food. Especially homemade comfort food like the recipes on this page.


An Easy Recipe

How would you describe the best-ever glazed baked ham recipe? In my opinion, the recipe for the best baked ham would have to be fairly easy to put together and yield an absolutely delicious result. This recipe does just that. It is actually very easy and the result will melt-in-your-mouth.

This recipe has become a tradition at our house, both an Easter dinner tradition and a New Year's Day tradition. Occasionally, we have been known to have it at a special gathering in the summer as it is the perfect accompaniment to potato salad and country seed bread. We do reserve it for special occasions because we know that ham, especially the cut used in this recipe, is not a lean meat.

When you prepare this recipe for your friends and family, I hope that it brings the same rave reviews at your house as it does every single time at mine. My youngest son was actually heard recently to say, "I liked it better when Doug did not like ham!" Can you guess why a 15-year old teenager would say that? If you guessed because sharing it with his brother means there is less for him, then you would be right!


A 6 to 7 pound cooked ham with the bone in. In Canada this ham can be called a smoked pork picnic shoulder ham. To bake an amazing ham, you really need one with the BONE IN.

1/2 cup of orange marmalade (although I often substitute other jams like pineapple, apricot, etc.)

2 tablespoons of honey mustard (this can be a prepared honey mustard or a simple mix of equal parts of honey and mustard)

Whole cloves

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

1 hour 30 min

2 hours

10 to 12 people


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with foil and put in a small rack.
  3. Remove the wrapper from the ham. My hams also come with a mesh on them that I remove. Cut away the tough rind on the ham leaving at least 1/4 inch of the fat which helps keep the meat from drying out as it cooks. Score the top and the sides in a diamond pattern. Add a clove in the center area of each diamond. Place ham in the dish with the decorated side up. Stir together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Brush the ham with about half of the glaze.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and then brush with the rest of the glaze.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer registers 140 degrees.
  6. Place ham on a cutting board or serving platter and allow 20 minutes before carving.


If you want to be able to pop the ham in the oven without any fuss when your company has arrived, you can prepare the ham for the glaze the day before, cover it and keep it in the refrigerator until it is time to cook it.

Humorous Ham

Family Traditions Spring From The Oddest Places

There was a young lady getting a ham ready for dinner. She cut off the end of the ham and put it in the pan. A watching friend asked why she cut off the end of the ham and the young lady replied that she did not know but that her mother always did that so she thought you were supposed to do it. When asked, her mother replied that she did not know why she cut off the end of the ham but that her mother always did that so she thought you were supposed to do it. Finally, when the Grandmother was asked why she cut off the end of the ham before she baked it the Grandmother replied that it would not fit into her baking pan!

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© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

This is the place for any comments, suggestions or recommendations about baking ham. Be sure to share your knowledge!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on August 02, 2014:

@paulahite: Thanks for sharing! The Google+ page looks fabulous.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on May 04, 2014:

@OhMe: Thanks, as always, for your visit, OhMe!

AnonymousC831 from Kentucky on April 19, 2014:

Looks delicious.

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Paula Hite from Virginia on April 04, 2014:

Yum! Your lens has been featured on our G+ page today! Come and check it out!

katiesnow on March 16, 2014:

gonna try this one with your scalloped potato recipe!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 24, 2014:

@Margaret Schindel: You are welcome. Thanks for visiting!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

@Wilson Lisa: Definitely one of mine, Michelle!

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 18, 2014:

@delia-delia: We spent January trying to eat lighter...and no snacks after supper!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 29, 2014:

Yummy. Sounds delicious

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on January 17, 2014:

@RoadMonkey: It is delicious. We had it at New Years and will again at Easter. I wonder if you managed to put one in the oven when you were hungry for ham!

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on December 08, 2013:

You've got to love a holiday recipe that's easy, takes minimal prep time and is delicious. Sounds like you've hit a home run with this one! Thanks for sharing. :)

Delia on December 06, 2013:

We had a honey Ham and a Turkey breast for TG...tasted so i'm on a diet for my Xmas meal. ;-)

Wilson Lisa from Hong Kong on December 05, 2013:

baked hams - my favoriate food

RoadMonkey on November 25, 2013:

What a coincidence! I had been thinking of having a baked ham over Christmas and was looking for a recipe, when I came across this one. It sounds delicious!

Jeph Maystruck from Regina, SK on May 28, 2013:

I always seem to use brown sugar, mmmm!

mistaben on April 17, 2013:

The taste was fantastic. I love baked hams.

whats4dinner on April 16, 2013:

This look scrumptious!

Itsellcomua on April 16, 2013:

mmm yummy)

LeenaBK LM on April 11, 2013:

That looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

junkcat on April 11, 2013:

Sounds like a good recipe.

chocochipchip on April 07, 2013:


pericaluic on April 03, 2013:

good lens

dwindhaus lm on March 29, 2013:

Nice looking ham think I'll go have me some now.

Tay Henry on March 28, 2013:

I love baked ham for breakfast!!!!

tokfakirmiskin on March 27, 2013:

it makes ne feel hungry...:)

liamsquidoo on March 06, 2013:

Great job on the lens. Can't wait to try it out myself!

Eric Mayo on February 21, 2013:

who doesn't love ham? thanx.

imagelist lm on December 24, 2012:

I read, and it was good...

Hal Gall from Bloomington, IN on December 24, 2012:

This lens makes my eyes glaze over. I simply love baked ham!

greentiger11 on December 23, 2012:

I think Im actually gaining weight looking at all of your lens! LOL

Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on December 23, 2012:

It isn't a holiday feast without a glazed ham or honey-baked ham!

BackyardChickenK on November 29, 2012:

Sounds delicious! I love ham :)

anonymous on November 24, 2012:

This will make it onto my Christmas table this year. So easy and sounds delicious.

CoolFool83 on November 23, 2012:

Love a good ham! Yummy.

Michey LM on November 22, 2012:

Great I pin it to have it handy. Happy Thanksgiving!"May your stuffing be tastyMay your turkey be plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave never a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs! "

pcgamehardware on November 21, 2012:

Mmmm, baked ham sounds Sooo Goood.Nice lens Brenda, now you done went and made me hungry... :)

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on November 21, 2012:

We usually have glazed ham for Christmas dinner

Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on November 20, 2012:

Hi these baked hams look so good, we always have baked ham for the holidays in place of turkey. So yummy. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on November 19, 2012:

This sounds delicious. My husband is cooking ham as we speak:)

TransplantedSoul on October 31, 2012:

I am vegetarian - but love checking our other recipes too.

jadapotata on October 26, 2012:

Mmmmmm can't wait to try it!

Little Linda Pinda from Florida on October 14, 2012:

I grew with Ham as our Christmas dinner.

petelovestoread on August 01, 2012:

My lord! This lens is worse than watching food network :) I need ham right now! Great lens thanks for the info!

Dickstucki1 on May 28, 2012:

This will great on a holiday coming up.

Rose Jones on May 22, 2012:

Back to pin this to my board so I can come back to it. I think it sounds good right about now.

biminibahamas on May 03, 2012:

Oh MY! My mouth is watering :-)

KateHonebrink on April 09, 2012:

We went to an Easter brunch this year and the food was just AWFUL, including the ham! How can someone wreck a ham?! Your recipe and pictures have me drooling on the keyboard! Nice work!

WriterJanis2 on April 08, 2012:

I found this just in time for Easter. Thanks!

MelonyVaughan on April 01, 2012:

Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing!

anonymous on April 01, 2012:

I love glazed hams. This is a great lens.

Gayle from McLaughlin on February 15, 2012:

I have a ham in my refrigerator and I am going to put your glaze on it! Great article!

Deadicated LM on February 13, 2012:

I want to make a baked glaze ham right now! I think I saw a Martha Stewart Show once where they glazed toe ham with a can of Coca Cola; I thought that was interesting, and it looked really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe; I'll have to try it out.

Senditondown from US on February 09, 2012:

I have always used brown sugar, pineapple and butter. Yours definitely sounds like one to try.

noner on January 27, 2012:

I always cook the ham for holiday meals and my in-laws cook the turkey. This past year we switched to pre-cooked spiral cut hams that come with their own glaze so all I had to do was glaze it and heat it up.

intermarks on January 23, 2012:

I like ham, when ever I see a ham, I will want to buy it. Now I think I am gonna to make my own after reading this lens. Thanks!

MBradley McCauley on January 19, 2012:

Bookmarking this one for when Easter comes around, that's when I can cook a ham for the family. Don't cook one just for me. Thanks for a great lens and good info. Blessings on all you do and your family too.

Debbie from England on January 17, 2012:

I have a recipe that I use for cooking ham but mine is a boiled one rather than roast. Maybe I should try it your way for a change.

CelebStyle LM on January 14, 2012:

Mmmmm ham!

sheezie77 on January 11, 2012:

thank you for posting this lens! I have to try it! Thumbs up!

jeremykim2011 on January 08, 2012:

Looks delicious. Christmas is over, but I think I'll go buy myself one.

healthylivingideas on January 07, 2012:

Thanks for this recipe, it was absolutely delicious.

KimGiancaterino on January 05, 2012:

I don't eat meat, but my husband made glazed ham for Christmas and everyone is still raving about it. He will love this lens. Happy new year!

anonymous on January 05, 2012:

Sounds delightfully delicious!

chiakisato on January 04, 2012:

I used to buy some baked ham at a grocery everyday when I lived in America.

2wice from Maine, USA on January 03, 2012:

I wish I had found this lens before Christmas, our ham could have been better.

queenofduvetcover on January 03, 2012:

Love ham, great lens!! =D

Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on January 02, 2012:

I swear I can smell ham!

itgraphix on December 31, 2011:

Yummy Thanks for share

nyclittleitaly on December 27, 2011:

wish I had some right now.

tonyb65 on December 23, 2011:

A super site which has given me some ideas on building Squidoo sites. Thnaks also for revewing my site titles musical boxesI love glazed ham.

MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on December 22, 2011:

This just sounds too good! Thanks for all the good tips for one of my favorite foods!

miles3311 on December 22, 2011:

I'm going to try it for our xmas dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Lorna from USA on December 18, 2011:

Look delicious! I might try it this Christmas.

michaeloc on December 18, 2011:

Looks good.

tonyb65 on December 16, 2011:

mmmmm, scrumptious

anonymous on December 14, 2011:

Yumdillyicious! (I made that one up!) I'm gonna try your recipe - it looks great!

cyberwizzard on December 13, 2011:

Simply delicious!

queen2010 on December 11, 2011:

Nice lens, hoping you can visit one of my lenses soon. I would appreciate it so much. Thanks

cleanyoucar on December 07, 2011:

Mouth watering! We would always have ham as our "Noche Buena" meal here in the Philippines. Great stuff, keep em coming

SalmonRecipes on December 05, 2011:

This is awesome. I like this recipe very much.You are a great lens creator.I like Salmon Recipes as well.Hope you will try.

ICanCook on December 04, 2011:

I love how beautifully scored your into ham picture is. I think I'll get a bit more aggressive with mine so it can look as beautiful.

Ann Hinds from So Cal on November 29, 2011:

My husband mentioned he would like a Honey Baked Ham so I checked into the prices and a location in our area. For the price of the ham, I could buy two of the gifts on my kid's wish list for Christmas. Appalled, I searched Squidoo and found your delicious ham recipe so not only does my husband thank you in advance for the ham we will have for Christmas, my child also thanks you for one or two more presents. Angel blessed.

Tonie Cook from USA on November 26, 2011:

Mmmmm . . . Great holiday recipe here.

anonymous on November 14, 2011:

You have awesome recipes. Thanks

cwstocks lm on November 02, 2011:

I just love anything pork and this was such an informative lens. Yum

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on October 09, 2011:

You need to have that orange glaze to pour on it for a complete dinner. It makes the meal. Revisiting to get some tips for ham dinner tonight. Thanks!

anonymous on September 27, 2011:

glad I browsed into your lens! I already ate dinner but I'm hungary again. If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

anonymous on September 13, 2011:

A very mouth-watering recipe.

moonlitta on September 04, 2011:

How can people be and stay veg when they can'[t have this type of recipes??!I just can't imagine it:)

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on August 13, 2011:

No suggestions, just a question...when are you baking your next ham, 'cause I want to be there!! A yummy recipe that I can't wait to try...and thanks for sharing with us.

franstan lm on August 11, 2011:

Blessed by a Squid Angel on the Back to School Tour. This lens really is a treasure

BuddyShearer on August 10, 2011:

This is torture! I LOVE ham. I want some now.

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on August 10, 2011:

Looks gorgeous. Blessed by a squid angel.

RecipePublishing on August 05, 2011:

Very nice lens.

RecipePublishing on August 02, 2011:

This was a great lens!

vauldine on July 04, 2011:

I do not eat ham, but I will froward thsi recipie to all my ham lover friends.

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on July 04, 2011:

I'm reading this lens at a perfect time. We have a family reunion coming up and besides the turkey, I want to bake a large ham or maybe a couple of smaller hams. There's a couple of recipes here I'm going to try. Thanks, Brenda.

surfin4dough lm on June 23, 2011:

Awesome list of ham recipes. Ah, now I am getting a hankering for ham. Great lens by the way.

UKGhostwriter on May 19, 2011:

Delicious! fantastic lens

DaveHiggsVis on May 17, 2011:

Awesome recipe! I loves me that baked ham.

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