As Easter approaches, many of us start thinking about our Easter dinners. When I was a kid, my grandmother always prepped our Easter ham by covering the outside of it with pineapple rings secured to it with toothpicks and putting a Maraschino cherry in the center of each ring and then studding it with whole cloves. She would then bake it in the oven with a glaze made from some of the reserved pineapple juice mixed with brown sugar. After it baked, I loved to eat the smokey, sweet, caramelized fruit from the ham.
While I love ham fixed that way, why limit yourself? Why not try something new and exciting this year for your Easter dinner? Let’s be honest, it’s the sauce or glaze that makes your ham tasty. There are many other glazes and sauces you can try to spice up your holiday ham or even the one you may serve tonight. Most either are in one of two styles, sweet and fruity or savory. Some are a little of both. Below you’ll find a collection of ham sauces and glazes that we collected from our readers.

Judy’s Ham Glaze

  • Cook time: Approx. 15 min.
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups
  • Sauce thickens quickly as it cools.
  • Transfer to a storage container before it hardens in the pot.

Recipe by Judy Tzac

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Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

  • Cook time: Approx. 5 min.
  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup
  • Pour over ham with approximately 20-30 minutes left of cooking time.
  • reheat on stove if hardens.

Recipe by Nancy R.

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Bethany’s Mustard Sauce

  • Cook time: Approx. 10 min.
  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup.
  • Serve cold or hot. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe by Bethany K

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Raisin Ham Sauce

  • Cook time: Approx. 15 min.
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups.

Recipe by Em

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