This maple mustard glazed ham calls for a fully baked ham and three additional ingredients, making this a super quick and easy option for Easter dinner. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
I have so few Easter recipes on the blog. I’m working on that this year! To start off, we have this quick and easy ham recipe that will be the star of the meal.
Honey mustard hams are so popular, but I’ve always preferred maple. So here we have a delicious maple mustard glazed ham!
Super basic ingredients
This recipe is really, really simple. You just need:
- a fully cooked, boneless spiral ham
- brown sugar
- maple syrup
Since the ham is already baked through, all you’re really doing is adding a glaze and heating the ham through so that it’s hot and ready for serving.
It makes Easter prep easier, for sure.
Can I use an unbaked ham?
If you want to use an unbaked ham, you’ll have to follow directions on the package on how to bake it. When it’s 1 hour and 15 minutes away from being cooked, then you can add half of the glaze.
Bake for 1 hour, add the remaining glaze and bake for another 15 minutes. It really couldn’t be any easier!
Can I use a different type of sugar?
I haven’t tried coconut sugar, but I think it’d work. It’d make the glaze have a much darker taste, though.
Maple sugar would probably be great. I, personally, wouldn’t want to waste my precious maple sugar on something that would just be dissolved anyway.
My parents brought me some from the US in 2019, and I’ve been hoarding it instead of using it. Any recommendations on the best way to use maple sugar would be appreciated!
I wouldn’t try granulated sugar, as that would change the taste of the glaze too much, and I think it’d taste too sweet.
What to serve with this maple mustard ham
You absolutely need these Whole Wheat Rolls. I, unfortunately, haven’t found a gluten-free dinner roll recipe that is anywhere near as delicious as these rolls. If you have a recommendation for me, I’d love one!
These Orange Glazed Carrots would also go great with this ham. If you want to continue the maple theme, the recipe lists maple syrup as an alternative to honey.
For Easter dessert, we love these Lemon Bars with Oatmeal Cookie Shortbread Crust. They’re so cheery and puckery!
If you’re dairy-free or gluten-free
Ham is naturally dairy-free and gluten-free, but you never know what’s been added, especially to fully cooked hams. So be sure to read the label to look for sneaky ingredients!
Dijon mustard is also naturally dairy-free and gluten-free, but I’d still take a look at the label. It’s not unusual for some brands to add gluten or dairy when you’re least expecting it.
I know that Grey Poupon doesn’t use any gluten ingredients, but it is not gluten-free due to cross-contamination during processing. But I believe most brands are.
How much ham per person
If you’re cooking an Easter dinner for 10 to 12 people, you will need a 5-6 pound boneless ham. Consider each person will eat about 1/2 a pound of ham each. If you are using a bone-in ham, you’d need a 7-9 pound ham because you need to factor in the weight of the bone.
This recipe calls for boneless ham, so if you are cooking for a smaller crowd this year, you will need a 3 – 4 ½ pound ham for 4-6 people or 4 ½ – 6 lbs of ham for 6-8 people.
Also, consider buying a slightly bigger ham if you want some leftovers for an easy lunch or a casual family dinner later in the week.
So that’s it! Enjoy. 🙂 If you make this or any of my recipes, I’d love to see pictures of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #fooddoodlesrecipes so I can check them out.
Maple Mustard Glazed Ham
- 1 4-7 pound (1.8-3.2kg) fully cooked boneless spiral ham
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 C).
- Put the ham in a baking dish or a shallow roasting pan.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together the remaining ingredients until combined.
- Bring it to a simmer while stirring frequently. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for two minutes.
- Pour half of the glaze over the ham and baked uncovered for 1 hour.
- Pour the rest of the glaze over the ham and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the ham is heated through.
- Serve. Let any leftovers cool completely. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.