Turkey is good, but ham is great.
Ham is probably my favorite of all of the holiday meats. We have pretty much the same meal for Christmas and Easter dinner – ham, scalloped potatoes or funeral potatoes, vegetables, and Hawaiian sweet rolls.
I make this maple glazed ham recipe the way my mom taught me to make it. Over the years, I tweaked it a little by adding maple syrup to the simple glaze for a little extra sweetness.
If you taste the glaze before you add it to the ham, you’ll notice that it’s a mix of sweet with just a little tang to it. I baste the ham every 15 minutes or so during the last half of the baking time. The juices from the ham add some needed salt to the mix, and the resulting ham is incredibly tasty.
Side dishes that go well with this ham!
Maple Glazed Ham Recipe
Maple glazed ham is an easy 5-ingredient glazed ham recipe that's perfect for holiday dinners!
- 10 pound bone-in butt or shank portion ham
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 325 F. Place baking rack in the lower third of oven.
Rinse ham in cold water, and pat dry.
Place fat side up in a shallow baking dish.
Bake ham for half the baking time (75 minutes).
Stir maple syrup, brown sugar, mustard, and vinegar together.
Brush ham with maple syrup mixture.
Baste ham with juices regularly throughout remaining baking time. If ham begins to caramelize too much, tent loosely with foil.
Let ham continue to bake until it reaches a temperature of 140 F.
Let ham rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.