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Honey Mustard Ham

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This delicious honey mustard ham is the secret to your next gathering. With its sweet and tangy flavors, delicious baked on glaze, and precooked spiral ham, you are looking at an explosion of flavors that will go perfectly at any special occasion.


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Move over holiday ham with a store bought sauce packet, this honey mustard glazed ham is going to be one of the best things you make this year.

You don’t need aluminum foil, a small saucepan, or even a meat thermometer to get a perfect honey mustard glazed ham. You just need a regular ham from the grocery store, a bowl, and 4 sauce ingredients to make one of the best and easiest holiday meals you will ever eat.

Seriously, to make this homemade honey mustard sauce for ham you combine 4 ingredients and pour it all over the diamond pattern of the fully-cooked ham and let it bake and get sticky with that deliciously sweet and tangy honey mustard sugar glaze.

It does not get any easier than that! And the best part is, you can get a perfect dish in only 90 minutes. And that includes prep time and oven preheat time! 

People will think you slaved away to get this sweet mustard ham ready to serve, but instead you just used this magical recipe that makes you look like a kitchen wizard.


Honey Mustard ingredients in a bowl


What ingredients are in Honey Mustard Ham?

  • Spiral Cut Ham: be sure to buy a bone-in ham for best flavor, boneless ham will give you a different taste
  • Honey: this covers the entire ham with a perfect sticky glaze to give you a perfect centerpiece for your meal
  • Dijon Mustard: this is so important to make the best ham you can with that perfect mustard flavor
  • Brown Sugar: a perfect amount of brown sugar gives a nice golden brown sheen to the outside as the ham bakes
  • Pineapple Juice: this is the secret to a truly delicious ham; it has sweetness for flavor and acidity to tenderize the meat


Honey Mustard glaze mixed up in bowl


How to make Honey Mustard Ham:

  1. Open spiral ham package, throw away the glaze packet, rinse, and place ham in a large roasting pan.
  2. Combine honey, mustard, sugar, and pineapple juice in a small bowl and mix well to make a flavorful glaze.
  3. Spread half the honey mustard ham glaze over the surface of the ham and bake.
  4. Remove from the oven, baste the top of the ham with its own juices, then spread remaining glaze over the ham.
  5. Bakecut with a sharp knife, and serve immediately.


Bone in spiral cut ham in a casserole dish with honey mustard sauce poured over the top


How to make a Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham:

This mustard ham glaze is so easy! To glaze your honey ham, I like to pour the glaze I’m using directly on the ham and then spread it. I use a silicone pastry brush to spread the honey mustard glaze for ham before it cooks and in the middle of cooking. That lets you get the juice spread to every spot on the outside of the ham, and not just pooled in the center.

Glazing it before and halfway through the cooking time lets you build a nice sticky layer of flavor all around the ham.

When to serve Ham with Honey Mustard:

You can serve baked honey ham anytime! Though it is classic to have ham at special occasions. And this is not just a good ham; it’s one you will want to have at Christmas dinner, Easter dinner, and even a baby shower because you will love the taste so much.


Fully Baked spiral cut ham in casserole dish


What to serve with Honey Mustard Ham:

I like to serve my favorite side dishes with mustard ham. But here are a few classics my family enjoys:

Is Honey Mustard Ham healthy?

Honey baked ham with mustard has a place in a healthy diet, but usually pork and ham are not at the top of the list of most healthy meal plans. Pig is a fattier meat, and usually adds more calories to your meal.

As long as you balance your plate with a variety of healthy foods, this honey mustard glaze ham can live in your healthy lifestyle.


side view of cooked ham on cutting board, showing off spiral cuts


Is Honey Mustard Baked Ham gluten free?

Yes, this honey mustard glaze ham recipe is naturally gluten free! It’s always a good idea to check your prepackaged items to make sure the manufacturer has not added any gluten ingredients.

But usually the gluten would be added to thicken the sauce packet, which we throw out. Making this the perfect dish to feed someone who eats gluten free.

How to store leftover Honey Mustard Ham:

Store leftover baked mustard ham in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can transform it into something else, or freeze it for up to 2 months to use another time.


zoomed in image of ham slices still on the bone


What to make with leftover Honey Mustard Ham:

If you have leftover ham, you can make Bisquick Ham and Cheese Biscuits, classic Ham Salad Sandwich, Quiche Lorraine, Denver Omelette or even turn your leftovers into a Ham Cheese Ball.

Try breakfasts, soups or chowders, sandwiches, honey baked ham mustard casseroles, and you can even freeze the leftovers to use another time your favorite way.

Can dogs eat Honey Mustard Ham?

No, dogs cannot eat this mustard honey ham. Even a small amount of mustard can cause dogs to vomit significantly. It’s best to feed this only to your people friends; give your canine friends another dish.


Top side view of ham slices spread out on cutting board


This honey mustard ham is loaded with flavor, and with only 4 ingredients (plus the ham!) you will have a main dish that everyone will love!


Yield: 8-10 Servings

Honey Mustard Ham

side view of cooked ham on cutting board, showing off spiral cuts

This honey mustard ham is loaded with flavor, and with only 4 ingredients (plus the ham!) you will have a main dish that everyone will love!


  1. Preheat oven to 325*F
  2. Open ham and remove the glaze packet. Throw the glaze packet away.
  3. Rinse ham and place in a large casserole dish.
  4. In a small bowl combine honey, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and pineapple juice. Mix well.
  5. Spread ½ the honey mustard sauce over the ham.
  6. Bake ham for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove ham from the oven and baste ham with its own juices.
  8. Spread remaining sauce over the ham.
  9. Bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Remove ham from pan and pour any sauce remaining in pan into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  11. In a small bowl combine corn starch and water.
  12. Pour corn starch mixture into sauce pan and whisk well. Mixture should thicken.
  13. Cut ham and serve immediately with honey mustard glaze.

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