Glazed Holiday Ham

This deliciously glazed holiday ham has flavors of apple, maple, brown sugar and warm spices. It’s easy to make and will be the star of your table!

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 13-20 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 910 lb bone-in ham
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • cranberries, arugula, or baked apples and pears for garnish (optional)


  • large roasting pan
  • small saucepan
  • ladle, baster or basting brush
  • aluminum foil


Preheat the oven to 275°F and grease a large roasting pan.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, apple cider, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring often, until the glaze is the consistency of syrup.

Place the ham in the roasting pan and pour half of the glaze on top. Reserve the other half for basting later.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake 10-15 minutes per pound, or about two – two and a half hours.

Turn the oven up to 400°F, remove the foil, and baste with more glaze. Bake 15 minutes, basting one or two more times while it cooks, and remove when it reaches an internal temperature of 120°F.

Serve with baked apples and pears, arugula and fresh cranberries for garnish (optional), and reserved pan drippings.


If you’d like to serve garnished with baked apples and pears, score the skins and bake in a 350°F oven for one hour.

Keywords: holiday ham, baked ham, maple ham, christmas ham, holiday main dish

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