Spicy Mustard Ham Glaze (Not Sweet at All)

"I couldn't find a true savory ham glaze, so I made up my own. It turned out so well, I just had to share! I bought a large ham (bone-in of course!) that I wanted to use the left overs, for other yummies later in the week. I don't necessarily like the sweet ham glazes, as it seems to linger with the leftovers. This will be great in scalloped ham and potatoes, ham and beans, omlets, sandwiches.. you name it! Hope you enjoy!! :)"
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Ready In:
8hrs 10mins




  • 1. In a small bowl, wisk all ingredients together.
  • 2. Pat ham dry with papertowel.
  • 3. Schmear all over ham.
  • I put mine in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low, or you could bake, roast, smoke, or grill the ham, depending on your preference. You could also marinate the ham before cooking, but I just didn't think about this until the morning of.
  • I made a double batch of this to use as a dipping sauce as well. Delish!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Joseph T.
    I want to bake this in my oven. Please recommend temperature and duration. Should I cover with foil to retain moisture ?


  1. rznheln
    I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!! I NEVER leave reviews but I had to. If you are also not a fan of sweet meats THIS IS THE GLAZE!! Spicy brown/Dijon doesn't matter. And I too thought it was a tad bitter but had no honey so I used maple syrup. I can't WAIT to try this on chicken/turkey. Thank you for the deliverance from sweet glazes! Yaaaay
  2. Terry F.
    I tried this a few months ago...last year...and it was very good! My family loved it. I didn't save the recipe and now that I am cooking another ham I decided to do the same search that I did last time and this was the second one on the list. It's a fantastic glaze recipe, it's so tasty! Thank you!
  3. Vicki M.
    Thanks for this! Used it a couple times and it always turns out very tasty!
  4. Melissa L.
    I have used this recipe several times, my family loves it! Thank you for sharing!
  5. pulgarcitalee
    Not good at all. I don't really like sweet glazes so I thought I would give this a try but it was a total waste. The mustard gave the ham a sort of bitter taste and made the entire house smell like hotdogs....but not in a good way. Also, the cumin gave it an unpleasant, crunchy texture.<br/>On the upside I was able to scrape most of it off and the taste hadn't penetrated too deeply but it's kind of a bummer because the skin is my favorite part :(


  1. Terry F.
    Last time I used spicy brown mustard this time I used Dijon, it's still very good!
  2. orinancy
    Also not a fan of sweet glazes. Loved your creation! I subbed chili powder for cumin only because I didn't have any-worked great.
  3. lisard99
    I used 1 tbsp of fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I doubled the recipe for my ham and really coated the whole thing. I thought the glaze was a little bitter so I added 3 tbsp of honey which did not make it sweet at all. I did not want sweet!! It is so hard to find ham recipes that are not sweet. This was so amazing!!


<p>I am a nurse, only because there are not really any good culinary schools in my area.? I love to cook for my family and friends.? My best friend and I often bake then switch halves with the other, as we both have smaller families.? Double the yum, and easy on the pocket book too!!? :)</p>
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