Easy Maple Glazed Ham Recipe (2024)

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Maple Glazed Ham is super easy and quick recipe for a decadently delicious spiral ham. We are using a boneless ham which makes the entire process even easier however, a bone-in ham can be used. A perfect recipe for Holidays like Easter and Christmas.

Maple Glazed Ham

One of my favorite Holiday meals is a baked spiral ham. It's not only delicious but it's easy to make and the leftovers are great. Just try our Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta , yummy.

Since life has changed so much and celebrations are now smaller, I recently discovered the boneless spiral ham. It's a great cut of ham, boneless, and its also pre-sliced.

This is also a great recipe for a newer cook to start with when you want to make a special meal. It is super easy to prepare with delicious results.


  • We use a boneless spiral ham. However the maple glaze will work on a bone-in ham and smoked whole ham.
  • Be sure and use pure maple syrup. Please do not use "pancake syrup" for this glaze. It isn't maple syrup.
  • I prefer light brown sugar for this recipe. If you use dark brown sugar, there will be more of a molasses flavor.
  • Dijon mustard is awesome and adds a nice zing to the maple syrup.

Why you'll love this recipe

  • Being a boneless ham, it is easy to maneuver in and out of the oven, as it is not heavy.
  • The ham is sliced which makes a gorgeous presentation and easy to slice.
  • With just a few ingredients and about an hour, you'll have a fabulous tasting meal.
  • This is a great crowd pleaser.


  1. Place the ham aluminum foil in a shallow pan or baking dish. The ham will be wrapped in the foil while baking to prevent the ham from drying out.
  2. Make the maple glaze by combining brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let simmer 2-3 minutes.
  3. {Place half the glaze over the ham. Bake, uncovered for about an hour at 350°F.
  4. Spoon remaining glaze over the ham and bake, uncovered another 15 minutes. The ham will be heated through.

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • The ham is precooked and you will only need to warm it up and glaze it.
  • Wrap the ham in aluminum foil before roasting will ensure the moisture stays in the ham.
  • Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes of roasting.
  • A boneless ham needs to cook about 10-15 minutes per pound in a 350°F oven.
  • Refer to the USDA Ham chart for specific info regarding heating temperatures of ham.
  • In general, the internal temperature of a ham should be between 140°F to 165°F.
  • For feeding a crowd, for boneless hams, plan on ⅓ to ½ pound per person.

What sides can I make?

One of my favorites to make is this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole. A great recipe that can be made ahead of time.

Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole is not just for Thanksgiving. We love this one.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes, a classic and so good.

Oven Roasted Green Beans, simple and always requested by my family.

Candied Carrots are another easy to make ahead recipe.

Green Beans and Mushrooms are another big hit.

Funeral Potatoes recipe, a classic cheesy hash brown casserole that is a fabulous side for any main dish.

Looking for some biscuits, from scratch Air Fryer Biscuits are light and fluffy. Made in the air fryer so they don't take up oven room. Another favorite are these Hawaiian Rolls Recipe, yum.

Leftovers and Storage

  • When I make any type of baked ham, I want leftovers because there are so many things to make with them. Checkout my leftover ham recipes post. The leftovers can be kept in a covered container or storage bag in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Good news, you can also freeze the leftover ham and use within 3 months.
  • To make this ahead of time, I would only make it one day ahead if needed. The morning of an event is also a good time to make the ham.

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Easy Maple Glazed Ham Recipe (5)

Maple Glazed Ham

An easy Maple Glazed Ham recipe that uses just a few ingredients for a delicious glaze with maple and brown sugar on a spiral ham. Great for Holidays, Easter, Christmas, New Year's Day, Mother's Day, family gatherings.

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: brown sugar maple glazed ham, maple glazed ham recipe, spiral ham recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour 25 minutes minutes

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 296kcal

Author: Eileen Kelly

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Roasting the Ham

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Put the ham in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil that is large enough to wrapped around the ham. Place them in a shallow roasting pan or baking dish.

  • Spoon or brush half of the maple glaze (recipe below) over the ham.

  • Bake, covered, at 350 for 1 hour.

  • Spoon the remaining glaze over the ham. Return to the oven, uncovered and bake another 15 minutes longer , until the ham is heated through. The internal temperature of cooked ham should be between 140°F to 165°F.

  • Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite sides.

Maple Glaze

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the pure maple syrup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. Stir until combined.

  • Continue to stir over medium heat until the mixture begins to a bubble. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes

  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. The sauce is ready to go on the ham.


Note 1: This recipe uses a bone removed ham or boneless ham. The recipe can be used for a bone in ham as well. Refer to the USDA Meat Cooking Reference Guide for various sizes of ham and cooking times

Note 2: Dark brown sugar can be used and you will have a more pronounced molasses flavor.

Note 3: Please be sure to use pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup. They are two different syrups.

Tips and FAQs

  • The ham is precooked and you will only need to warm it up and glaze it.
  • Wrap the ham in aluminum foil before roasting will ensure the moisture stays in the ham.
  • Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes of roasting.
  • A boneless ham needs to cook about 10-15 minutes per pound in a 350°F oven.
  • Refer to the USDA Ham chart for specific info regarding heating temperatures of ham.
  • In general, the internal temperature of a ham should be between 140°F to 165°F.
  • For feeding a crowd, for boneless hams, plan on ⅓ to ½ pound per person.

I'm not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.

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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 2771mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg

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Do you cook the ham before you glaze it? ›

The idea is to wait until the ham is almost fully heated, then add the glaze as one of the last steps. You don't want to add it too early or the sugars in the glaze could cause it to burn, and you don't want to add it too late or you won't get that caramelized coating.

How do you heat and glaze a fully cooked ham? ›

Add water to the bottom of the pan and cover the whole thing tightly with foil. Bake at 325F for 16-20 minutes per pound, until a meat thermometer registers 135F. Unwrap the ham and apply the glaze; increase the heat to 400F and bake for 15-20 minutes longer until the glaze is burnished.

Should you boil ham before baking? ›

It's very popular to boil hams and then glaze in the oven afterwards, but to me a Christmas ham is only baked without bubbling away in a ham pot beforehand. Itsd well worth becoming familiar with baking a ham rather than boiling one as the flavour will reward your effort ten-fold!

Is it best to glaze ham during cooking or at the end? ›

The glaze should not be applied until the final hour to 30 minutes, in order to avoid burning the sugars. What you're going to do with the glaze ingredients is just combine most of them into a paste, and then apply it to the ham. After that, the heat in your oven will take care of everything.

Should a glazed ham be covered when baking? ›

If you don't cover your ham while cooking it will quickly dry out. Instead: Put some aluminum foil over your ham while it's cooking. It is recommended that the ham is covered for at least half of the cooking process and only removed during the last half when you glaze it.

Do you cook a precooked ham covered or uncovered? ›

Bake the ham in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 140°F, basting every 30 minutes with 1/2 cup of the glaze. Be sure to keep an eye on the ham, and cover it loosely with foil if it starts getting too dark.

How do you heat a precooked ham and keep it moist? ›

Reheat in a 325-degree oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 to 140 degrees. You can also place the ham in an oven bag. Figure no more than 10 minutes per pound for reheating. For hams that are fully cooked (again, check the label) and not spiral sliced, first cut off any skin.

How do you cook a precooked ham without drying it out? ›

To help keep your ham moist and juicy, place the ham cut-side down in a baking pan and tent it with foil. Every 20 minutes or so, brush the ham with glaze and baste it with the pan juices.

Can you glaze a cold cooked ham? ›

If glazing a pre-cooked ham it will need to be served cold, but still makes a great ham for carving. Using a small knife, remove the skin from the ham, leaving about 1cm of fat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern and it's ready to glaze.

Should ham be at room temp before glazing? ›

Prep The Ham

Let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Brush 1/2 cup of the glaze over the ham with a heatproof spatula or pastry brush.

How do you use the glaze packet that comes with the ham? ›

Glazing: Empty contents of the glaze packet into a small saucepan. Add 22 mL (1 1/2 tbsp) warm water. Heat glaze mixture on high, stirring constantly, until glaze begins to boil. Remove immediately from heat.

How long do you cook a precooked ham? ›

For a precooked ham, reheat for about 18 minutes per pound to hit 140°F. In general, we prefer bone-in ham, which is more flavorful and less expensive per pound than boneless ham. Plus, you can freeze the ham bone to make stock or toss it into a pot of beans or braised greens.


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