If you enjoy ham, you will love this Brown Sugar Glazed Ham combining honey mustard, brown sugar, ground cloves and rice vinegar.
We roast our ham, then brush it all over with a brown sugar and mustard glaze, returning it to the oven to let the glaze permeate the outside of the ham before serving.
Easter Ham Tradition
It is said the tradition of serving ham for Easter comes from locals who typically slaughter their cows and hogs in the Fall and cure the meat to last through the winter months. A Spring or Easter ham was a way to use up the last of the stored cured meats from winter storage.
Another Easter food tradition is serving a leg of lamb which is more popular in European countries.
Sides to serve with Ham
We feel pretty much anything goes with ham although it really depends on when you are serving the ham. Is it for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner? Once you know this you can prepare the menu and decide what to serve with your ham.
Growing up it was mashed potatoes and creamed corn for this kid! Here are some side ideas to get you started.
Cacio e Pepe Potato Stacks great for a fancier spread
Greek Pasta Salad perfect for a potluck
Green Apple & Cranberry Quinoa Salad good for those looking for healthier options
Lemon Roasted Potatoes with Parsley Pistou because potatoes
Creamy Dijon Dill Potato Salad because potato salad
What to do with leftover Ham
We tend to buy bigger hams ensuring we have leftovers to play with. A 5 lb ham feeds 5 of us and allows for a least three additional meals throughout the week. If this is too much ham for you freeze leftovers for later use.
Ideas for leftover ham include breakfast options like omelets, ham and mushroom quiche, lunches of ham and cheese quesadillas, sandwiches even grilled cheese with ham and Dinner options that include casseroles or our Mushroom, Ham & Carrot Linguine and poutine.
Do you cook a ham for Easter or any holiday meal? If you have any tips, tricks or favourite sides, share them in the comments below!
- 1 5lb Ham boneless
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup honey dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Add a rack to the bottom of your roasting pan. Pour a little water into the bottom.
- Score top of ham into diamonds.
- Put ham on rack in roasting pan. Roast for 1 hour, 30 minutes.
- While ham roasts, mix together brown sugar, honey Dijon mustard, vinegar, pepper and ground cloves. Set aside.
- After 1 hour, 30 minutes brush glaze all over ham ensuring you get into all the crevices. Heat in oven for another 30 minutes. Remove ham from oven and let sit 15 minutes before slicing and serving.