There is a myriad of glazes to spark up that ham dinner. Choose one that suits you perfectly. Here’s a tray full of ten glazes to get you started.

Applesauce Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

Directions

Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Pour a portion over the ham and save the remaining amount as a table sauce. Heat the table sauce and stir well to assure that the sugar crystals are dissolved before serving.

Cinnamon Raisin Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and apple juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is clear and thickened. Add the raisins and cook until they are plump, about ten minutes. Stir in the butter.

Apricot Pecan Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, peanuts, or walnuts

Directions

Thirty minutes before ham is baked, spread apricot preserves on the ham and then sprinkle with the nuts.

Orange Marmalade Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange marmalade

Directions

Thirty minutes before ham is baked, spread orange marmalade on the ham.

Old-Fashioned Mustard Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Mix the flour, mustard, pepper, and salt in. Using a whisk, stir in the milk. Bring to simmer and let simmer for two minutes or until thickened.

Old-Fashioned Horseradish Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Mix in the remaining ingredients except for the milk. Using a whisk, stir in the milk. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for two minutes or until thickened.

Honey Barbeque Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Simmer in a saucepan for ten minutes. Brush on the ham during the last thirty minutes of baking.

Cranberry Spice Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1 dash cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, and apple juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is clear and thickened. Add the craisins and spices and cook for about ten minutes. Stir in the butter.

Jelly Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jelly (any flavor–see below)

Directions

Spread over the ham during the last half hour of baking.


What about jellies for my glazes?

Glazes are a very nice touch for you ham. You can make a glaze or simply glaze your ham with a jelly. Red currant jelly is the traditional favorite followed by pineapple jelly. Pomegranate jelly which is bright and clear and sweet is our favorite. All three are available at The Prepared Pantry.

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