Holiday meals are a time to catch up with loved ones, celebrate the warmth of the season and prepare recipes, both old and new. One iconic staple of the holiday season? The brown sugar glazed ham. Sure, the holidays have come and gone, but that kind of fun — and flavor — doesn’t need to be a Christmas-only kind of deal. Following that line of thought, we’ve rounded up a few excellent brown sugar glazed ham recipes for all diets, skill levels, flavor preferences and times of the year. Enjoy!
The Classic Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze
This delicious recipe from Betty Crocker keeps things simple — and classic. Without a doubt, the vinegar-based brown sugar glaze's perfectly balanced combination of flavors will keep you licking your lips long after you've cleared your plate. Another pro? Prepping for this recipe requires minimal effort.
First-Timer? Try This Easy-to-Make Brown Sugar Glaze
Trying a recipe for the first time can be daunting, especially if you don't find yourself in the kitchen very often. This is especially true when you're attempting a meal as well-known as brown sugar glazed ham. If you aren't savvy in the kitchen, fear not. The folks at The Kitchn put together a recipe that really takes the pressure off.
Get Adventurous with This Tangy Honey Glaze
While brown sugar ham is known for its sugary outer glaze, not everyone has that same sweet tooth. For a refreshing twist on this dish, a bit of tang is the perfect solution. This recipe from All Recipes calls for dark brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, dijon mustard, orange juice, orange zest and cloves. Unique, right?
Need a Healthier Spin? Try This Keto-Friendly and No-Sugar-Added Recipe
Although the holidays are filled with yummy meals and dishes, those who are trying to maintain a healthier diet are often forced to choose between something that fits their meal plan and what’s truly delicious. Fortunately, this brown sugar glazed ham recipe from This Mom's Menu takes health-aware diners into account. This keto variation doesn’t add any additional sugars or carbohydrates to the plate.