Apple Glaze for Ham Recipe

This Apple Glaze for Ham is a perfect combination of flavors, and will satisfy those that love savory and/o sweet! Mustard is combined with brown sugar to create a delicious crust while the apple glaze leaves the ham juicy and with a burst of flavor that will have your taste buds rejoicing! It is quite frankly…the star of the show.

overtop view of glaze on the ham with apple rings

This recipe is sponsored by Applewood Fresh.

Get ready to throw out that packet that comes in a ham. Once you try this apple glaze recipe you aren’t going to ever go back! Oh, and your home is going to smell amazing with this recipe!

While you may be intimidated, this apple ham glaze recipe is actually really easy-to-make at home.

What sides can I serve with ham?

Your options are really limitless. Here’s a few of our favorite side dish recipes we recommend:

Glaze for Ham Ingredients

Ingredients for Apple Glaze + Ham
  • coconut oil
  • 3 KIKU® apples
  • 3 KANZI® apples
  • maple syrup
  • allspice
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • Dijon mustard
  • whole cinnamon sticks
  • precooked, sugar-cured, bone-in ham

How to Make A Ham Apple Glaze

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

brown sugar and mustard in bowl

Combine brown sugar and mustard.

Mustard mixture on top of ham

Cut away some of the fat on the ham and peel away hide. Score ham in criss-cross fashion; Rub mustard mixture over meat. Place in a roasting pan and pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pan.

Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes.

apple rings in skillet with coconut oil

While the ham is in the oven, heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add KIKU® and KANZI® apple rings, maple syrup, sugar and allspice. Give it a stir and add in the cinnamon sticks.

cinnamon sticks added to apple rings in skillet

Reduce the heat to low; cook until the apples begin to caramelize.

Cooked apple rings placed on ham

Spoon apple glaze over ham and continue baking for 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Overhead shot of ham

Why We Love Applewood Fresh

Applewood Fresh always delivers on quality and flavor. Their Michigan-grown apples are crunchy, juicy, and bursting with flavor. Molded by glaciers and regulated by the climate of the Great Lakes, the nutrient-dense soil of Michigan produces apples that taste testers love.

To learn more about Applewood Fresh apples, you can listen to our podcast, Taste Buds Don’t Lie featuring Brian Coates. You can also go on a virtual field trip to the Michigan apple orchards. There you can learn how an apple gets from the tree to the table.

KIKU® and KANZI® APPLES

This Apple Glaze for Ham recipe is unique for its diverse mix of flavors, but also for the apple we chose to include. Balanced between sweet and tart, the KANZI® apple from Applewood Fresh is an all-around favorite among apple lovers. The KIKU® apple is super sweet in flavor and is juicy and crisp. 

Apple Glaze for Ham Recipe

This Apple Glaze for Ham is a perfect combination of flavors, and will satisfy those that love savory and/o sweet! Mustard is combined with brown sugar to create a delicious crust while the apple glaze leaves the ham juicy and with a burst of flavor that will have your taste buds rejoicing! It is quite frankly…the star of the show. 
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, glaze, ham
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 2135kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 KIKU® apples cored and sliced thin in rings
  • 3 KANZI® apples cored and sliced thin in rings
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 9-pound precooked, sugar-cured, bone-in ham

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine brown sugar and mustard.
  • Cut away some of the fat on ham and peel away hide. Score ham in criss-cross fashion; Rub mustard mixture over meat. place in a roasting pan and pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes.
  • While the ham is in the oven, heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add KIKU® and KANZI® apple rings, maple syrup, sugar and allspice. Give it a stir and add in the cinnamon sticks.
  • Reduce the heat to low; cook until apples begin to caramelize.
  • Spoon apple glaze over ham and continue baking 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 2135kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 173g | Fat: 138g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 64g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 496mg | Sodium: 9639mg | Potassium: 2491mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 7mg
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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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