Forget about those corn syrupy “glaze” packets that come with hams. We wanted the real deal for our holiday stunner. We make a thickened glaze of maple syrup, apple juice, brown sugar, coarse mustard, and cloves and coat our ham not once, but twice, for a fabulous looking and tasting ham.

Maple-Glazed Ham
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Recipe type: Holiday Favorites
Makes: 12 Dinner portions
  • 1 semi-boneless lean smoked half ham, about 6 pounds
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain deli mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Use a sharp knife to slice a patchwork pattern across the skin of the ham, only slicing ⅛ inch into the meat of the ham.
  3. Place the scored ham in a roasting pan lined with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 hour.
  4. Whisk the maple syrup, apple juice, brown sugar, mustard, cornstarch, and cloves in a small sauce pot over medium-high heat. Bring up to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 3 minutes to create the glaze.
  5. Spoon half of the glaze over the entire surface of the ham, and return the ham to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Top the ham with the remaining glaze, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let the ham rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
Perfect Portion Maple-Glazed Ham

HELPFUL TIP: Lining your roasting pan with aluminum foil or using a disposable pan is highly recommended for easy cleanup.
Serving size: 2 oz. ham Calories: 100