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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham


Brown Sugar Glaze


  • 1 medium whole ham (12-14 lbs), precooked variety*


  • Pineapple slices


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Unwrap ham and rinse under cold water; pat dry. Score the ham's skin about 1 inch deep vertically and diagonally every 2 inches to create a criss-cross pattern to allow glaze to soak in.
  3. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan large enough to comfortably hold ham. Tent ham with foil and place it in the middle of a preheated oven. General baking time guidelines are listed below. Ham should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.
  4. About an hour and a half before ham is done, prepare glaze. Mix granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, cloves, and honey until combined. 
  5. Add mixture to a saucepan over low heat and add second-listed brown sugar and Italian dressing. Mix until sugar has dissolved.
  6. During last hour of roasting, remove foil tent and pour brown sugar glaze over ham, basting every 10-15 minutes. 
  7. Remove from oven and let ham rest for 15 minutes before slicing. 
  8. Garnish with greenery and pineapples, if desired.
Imperial Sugar Insight

How Long to Cook Ham*

  1. Precooked and boneless ham: 15-24 minutes per pound
  2. Precooked and bone-in ham: 18-20 minutes per pound
  3. Uncooked and boneless ham: 30-35 minutes per pound
  4. Uncooked and bone-in ham: 22-26 minutes per pound