Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

4.88 from 8 votes

This Brown Sugar and Cherry Glaze for Ham is one of my favorite ways to cook my Holiday Ham. This is the only way to cook ham!

Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

For my Holiday Ham this year I decided to make this Brown Sugar and Cherry Glaze instead of the Brown Sugar Glaze I usually use. It was so good I think I have a new favorite.

Ham Glaze in Saucepan
Ham Glaze in Saucepan

This glaze recipe is enough for a 10 lb ham. You might need to adjust the quantity of each ingredient if your ham is smaller or larger in size. This amount of glaze has served me well for hams between 9-12 lbs.

Glazed Ham Fresh out of the Oven
Glazed Ham Fresh out of the Oven

Put 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of a baking dish. Brush 1/3 cup of the glaze on the ham. Cover ham in heavy-duty foil and bake. Halfway through the baking process, brush another 1/3 cup on the ham and continue to bake.

Several factors come into play when determining how long to bake your ham. For a fully cooked ham, you will want to bake it at 350°F for 10 minutes per pound. To be safe, you should always defer to the directions on the package.

Your ham will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 140°F to 145°F.

Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

Many hams you purchase at the grocery store include some sort of glaze in a little plastic pouch. While many of them are pretty good, nothing beats a homemade ham glaze, especially this Brown Sugar and Cherry Glaze for your Holiday Ham.

Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

I like to glaze my ham about every 30 minutes when cooking my ham low and slow. I usually start my ham at 225°F for 2 hours then crank it up to 300°F or so till the internal temperature reaches 145°F. This is my preferred method but feel free to cook your ham however you feel comfortable.

Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

You will need the following ingredients to make this Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Cherry Preserves, Packed Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Dijon Mustard and Fresh Thyme.

  1. In a small saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Cook the ham according to package directions, basting with glaze every 30 minutes. The ham is ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.

Printable Recipe Card

Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze

This Brown Sugar and Cherry Glaze for Ham is one of my favorite ways to cook my Holiday Ham. This is the only way to cook ham!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 12
Calories 140 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ Cups Cherry Preserves
  • ¼ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Thyme, chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Cook the ham according to package directions, basting with glaze every 30 minutes. The ham is ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 44mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Jessica says:

    This Brown Sugar and Cherry Ham Glaze is the best glaze that I have ever made. It was great with my thanksgiving ham. The cherry preserves makes this glaze the amazing flavour that it is.

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