Ham Glaze Recipe – “America’s Best Homemade Sweet & Sticky Sensation: Easy & Flavorful!

You know that warm and fuzzy glow that comes from a perfectly timed, unexpected act of kindness? Well, it’s kind of like the universe ordered up a sprinkling of stardust just for you! The power of random acts of kindness is, in my humble opinion, pretty unbeatable; like, on a level akin to discovering your favorite cookies waiting for you in the kitchen after a challenging day (hint, hint, family).

The thing with acts of kindness, though, is that sometimes their impact isn’t immediately apparent. There’s this beautiful domino effect, and a single gesture can set off a chain of good vibes that reach more people than we could imagine. Like the other day, I paid for the coffee of the person behind me in line, and who knows – maybe they paid it forward, too! So, let’s all share our random act stories, yeah? They might brighten someone’s day!

Speaking of things that make you feel warm and fuzzy, let me introduce you to this Ham Glaze Recipe I crafted. It’s got that perfect balance of sweet, savory, and melt-in-your-mouth goodness that we all long for in a good glaze. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it’s pretty much kindness incarnate for your taste buds! Stay tuned, the delectable details of this recipe are coming your way, and your Easter/Thanksgiving/Anytime ham is going to thank you. High-five to spreading kindness – human and culinary alike!


  1. Maple Syrup – The sweet and decadent base for the glaze, giving it that rich and syrupy texture. Can be store-bought or homemade for a more authentic flavor.

  2. Brown Sugar – Adds a deep, rich flavor to the glaze and balances out the sweetness of the maple syrup. Helps thicken the glaze to the perfect consistency for glazing ham. Can use light or dark brown sugar.

  3. Green Onions – A subtle pop of flavor and touch of color to the glaze. A delicate onion-y flavor and nice texture is added. Sliced into thin rounds, they add a bit of color to the glaze. Other options include shallots and scallions.


  1. First things first, gather your ingredients: 1 cup of maple syrup (if you can’t find maple syrup, you can substitute it with honey or agave nectar), 1 cup of brown sugar, and 3 green onions (sliced).
  2. Next, grab a bowl and throw all of your ingredients in there. Mix everything together real well. Now, you’re ready to glaze!
  3. When it comes to cooking your ham, I’ve got a little tip for you. For best results, put 1 cup of orange juice at the bottom of your pan, and reverse sear it with a half a stick of butter. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.
  4. Once your ham is cooked to perfection, take that delicious glaze and slather it all over the top. The sweet and savory flavors will meld together perfectly.

Serving Suggestions for Ham Glaze

This sweet and savory ham glaze is the perfect addition to any holiday feast! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Glaze your ham and roast it to perfection. Try baking it with 1 cup of orange juice at the bottom of the pan and reverse searing it with a half a stick of butter for best results.
  • Use it as a dipping sauce for appetizers like pork belly bites or chicken wings.
  • Mix it with some Dijon mustard and brush it onto grilled vegetables like asparagus or carrots for a touch of sweetness.
  • Add a spoonful to your morning coffee or tea for a caramel-like flavor boost.
  • Create a glazed ham and cheese panini by spreading some of the glaze on a baguette, topping with ham and cheese, and grilling to melted perfection.


What kind of syrup do I need for this recipe?

For this recipe, you’ll need 1 cup of maple syrup. However, if you can’t find maple syrup, you can also use honey or agave nectar as alternatives. They’ll give a different flavor but still delicious.

Can I use a different sugar in this recipe?

This recipe calls for 1 cup of brown sugar, but if you’re out of brown sugar, you can use white sugar, or even coconut sugar. They will change the flavor of the glaze a bit but will still give great results.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

If you’re looking for a vegan alternative, you can use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey to make this recipe vegan-friendly.

How much does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 2 cups of glaze, enough to cover a large ham or a turkey.

How do I cook the ham?

For best results, cook your ham with 1 cup orange juice at the bottom of the pan, and reverse sear it with a half a stick of butter. The recipe only contains the glaze part, but this is a tip from the creator of the recipe to get the best result.

Ham Glaze Recipe

Elevate your ham game with this sophisticated glaze featuring the sweetness of maple syrup and brown sugar, and the subtle onion flavor of green onions. Perfect for special occasions and holiday dinners.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 858 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Brush for basting


  • 1 cup high-quality maple syrup
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 medium green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, and green onions.
  • Whisk in the smoked paprika, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper and place your ham in the dish.
  • Baste the ham with the glaze using a brush, making sure to cover the entire surface.
  • Bake in the oven for 5 minutes or until the glaze is caramelized and the ham is heated through.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


For best results, use a high-quality, organic ham.
If you have leftover glaze, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Calories: 858kcalCarbohydrates: 216gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 596mgFiber: 2gSugar: 210gVitamin A: 686IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Ham Glaze
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