4.15 from 7 votes
Grandma's Traditional Maple & Brown Sugar Holiday Ham
Grandma's Traditional Maple & Brown Sugar Holiday Ham
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Grandma’s Traditional Holiday Glazed Honey & Brown Sugar Ham is a recipe that was nearly lost. It's only got 5 ingredients, including the ham, but those flavors together make for the best holiday ham you can put on your table.

Course: dinner, main dish
Cuisine: holiday, southern
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 2042 kcal
  • 1 spiral sliced ham
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pear nectar you can find this in the alcohol mix section if its not in the juice section of the store
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup molasses is good too
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Place ham cut side down in deep baking pan. Mix pear nectar and OJ together and pour over ham. Roast for 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with juice.
  2. Meanwhile mix together syrup and sugar. Pour on top of ham then spread evenly over it. Bake until sugar carmelizes and starts to form a crust, about an hour. Let rest, enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Note: Over the years we have moved away from spiral sliced hams for this recipe and have been using the shank end unsliced hams that are usually about half the price of spiral sliced. When we do that, we crosshatch the ham before we bake it. That means we score the outside of the ham with a knife in a diamond pattern. The cuts are usually only about a 1/4 -1/2 inch deep. This helps some of the fat render off the ham and allows the glaze and juice to get down to the meat of the ham.

Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Traditional Maple & Brown Sugar Holiday Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2042 Calories from Fat 1206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 134g 206%
Saturated Fat 47g 235%
Cholesterol 496mg 165%
Sodium 9501mg 396%
Potassium 2363mg 68%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 172g 344%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 39.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.