Easy Oven Baked Ham Recipe with Apple and Brown Sugar Glaze

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This mouthwatering oven baked ham recipe could not be easier to make. Nothing make a ham more delicious that a sticky and sweet glaze coating. This oven baked ham recipe is a twist on my old fashioned sweet ham recipe. The pineapple is replaced with an apple sauce and brown sugar glaze. All it takes is five little ingredients being mixed in a bowl, so easy you don’t even have to cook the glaze.

Oven Baked Ham Ingredients

10- 12 lb cooked ham bone in

1 tbsp butter melted

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup apple sauce

1/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch of cloves

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Scoring the top of a ham for baking in the oven.

Line pan with tin foil, place the ham in pan slice the top of the ham about 3/4 of an inch deep in a diamond shape. Cover and seal with tin foil, place in oven and let bake.

How Long to Cook Bone In Ham

The time it takes to cook a ham largely depend on the size of your ham and what type of ham you choose. For my recipe I used a smoked ham with the bone in. A fresh un cooked ham will take longer. Here are some general guides for you.

Uncooked smoked ham – 18 to 20 minutes per pound

Precooked smoked ham – 15 to 18 minutes per pound

Uncooked fresh Ham – 20 – 25 minutes per pound

Easy Apple and Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

When you ham is almost done. In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Add the applesauce, brown sugar and spices. Mix until blended, and set aside until the ham is ready. How easy is that!

The best easy to make ham glaze being mixed in a bowl with apple sauce, brown sugar, and spices.

Glazing the Ham

Half an hour before serving, remove the ham from the oven.

Cover with the apple and brown sugar glaze, making sure the glaze goes down into the diamond slits you cut into the top of the ham.

Removing an oven baked ham and topping it with apple brown sugar glaze before placing it back in the oven.

Place the ham back in oven uncovered until the glaze is browned, about 15 minutes.

A bone in Ham being taken from the oven in a roaster and covered with a brown sugar and apple glaze.

Let the ham cool for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Freezing Ham

If you happen to have leftovers from your large baked ham, you can freeze and use them in a variety of ways. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week for sandwiches. Try frying it for breakfast, or placing it a bun with apple sauce on top. So good.

Wrap the ham in tin foil, seal well and then place in a freezer bag marked with the date.

If you still have ham leftover you can store it in the freezer for up to two months. Just defrost in the microwave or fridge when ready to use.

My families favorite side dish for baked ham is scalloped potatoes.

I am writing that post now and will update this one as soon as the scalloped potato post is finished.

Sliced of oven baked ham with brown sugar apple glaze, being cut on a board before serving.

Easy Oven Baked Ham Recipe with Apple and Brown Sugar Glaze

A easy oven baked ham recipe with sticky and sweet brown sugar and apple glaze. Perfect for a group gathering or special occasion.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 10 – 12 lb Smoked ham bone in

Apple Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1 tbsp butter (melted)
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • pinch ground cloves

Instructions

  • Line pan with tin foil, place the ham in pan. Slice the top of the ham about 3/4 of an inch deep in a diamond shape. Cover and seal with tin foil, place in oven and let bake.

Apple Brown Sugar Glaze

  • When you ham is almost done. In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Add the applesauce, brown sugar and spices. Mix until blended, and set aside until the ham is ready.

Glazing the Ham

  • Cover with the apple and brown sugar glaze, making sure the glaze goes down into the diamond slits you cut into the top of the ham.
  • Place the ham back in oven uncovered until the glaze is browned, about 15 minutes.
  • Let the ham cool for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Servings: 20 servings
Cost: $25

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2 Comments

  1. My mouth is watering right now, Leanna. I’ve never managed to cook a ham properly but I think I had my times all wrong looking at your post, so I’ll be trying again, and I’ll use your recipe. It sounds so easy and looks scrumptious.

    1. Honestly Michelle, I prefer the apple to pineapple which is saying something. It is easy to do, try it, you can always ask me any questions.

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