Are you on cooking duty for Mother’s Day? If you’re baking up Sunday dinner for a crowd, keeping it easy is always a priority. In our house, we can never go wrong with ham. Kevin loves this recipe because it’s easy and impressive, and everyone raves about it! And I can never stay out of the leftovers, they are just WAY too good.
We match this recipe up with scalloped potatoes, and it’s a meal everyone looks forward to. Best of all, it’s naturally a gluten-free recipe. It doesn’t need any special modifications to accommodate a wheat allergy, so no one feels like they’re giving anything up, and we have happy tummies all around the able, haha.
- An 8-10 lb. spiral-sliced ham
- 1 c. honey
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- ¼ c. butter
- 3 Tbsp. mustard
- Preheat your oven to 325F. Cover your ham tightly and put it cut-side down in a foil-lined baking dish. Due to the odd shape of most hams, it’s hard to find a dish that it fits well in, so using a turkey roasting bag works beautifully. If you don’t have one on-hand, you can also arrange something from tin foil, just try not to let the foil touch the ham.
- Bake for 1 hour at 325F. As soon as your ham goes in the oven, you can prepare your glaze.
- Add the honey, brown sugar, butter, and mustard to a small saucepan, and heat it until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts – this should take less than 5 minutes. Allow the glaze to cool.
- After 1 hour of baking, remove the ham from the oven and from the bag. Brush it pretty liberally with glaze – you’ll be glazing 4 times, so aim to use about ¼ of what you made.
- Increase your oven temperate another 100 degrees to 425F.
- Continue baking at the higher temperature for 45 minutes to an hour, glazing every 15-20 minutes. (This will depend on your ham – if yours closer to 8lbs, aim for 45 minutes, if it’s closer to 10 lbs, go for an hour.)
- Let it rest for about 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
We have bought name-brand hams that don’t turn out this good, so this is also easy on the budget (which is always a relief, when you’re cooking gluten-free like we do.)