This delicious Maple Glazed Ham is the perfect recipe for a holiday dinner. Boneless sliced ham is baked with a maple and brown sugar glaze, that is fork tender and deliciously caramelized. It’s the star of the table at Christmas and Easter, or anytime of year!

For more holiday main dish ideas, be sure to check out my Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin, Mississippi Pot Roast, and Rosemary Roasted Chicken recipes.

While turkey might be the star of the table at Thanksgiving, maple glazed ham is always a winner during Christmas and Easter.

I also love making ham for the leftovers almost as much as I love having it during the main meal. It’s perfect in sandwiches, casseroles, and my personal favorite, Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

maple glaze poured over sliced ham

If you’ve purchased a fully cooked ham, they are also very easy to cook, as you’re really just warming it up. Spending a few minutes to make a maple glaze will really take your ham to the next level, though, and is worth the little bit of extra effort.

a sliced ham next to oranges and rosemary

Ingredients for Maple Glazed Ham

  • boneless, pre-cooked ham
  • orange juice
  • dark brown sugar
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • ground ginger
  • Orange slices and fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish

ingredients laid out to make ham

How to Make Maple Glazed Ham – Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat oven

Adjust your oven rack to the lower third of your oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Prepare ham for baking

Line a large baking dish or roasting pan with aluminum foil. Remove the packaging from the ham and place the ham inside of the foil.
 
a sliced ham on aluminum foil

Step 3: Bake

Baste the maple glazed ham all over with the 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Cover the ham with the aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 10- 12 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees.

Step 4: Make the glaze

While the ham is baking, make the glaze. In a medium sized saucepan, heat the rest of the orange juice, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger over medium low heat. Stir well.
 
maple glaze in a pot

Step 5: Cook the glaze

Continue stirring until the mixture has begun to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the liquid has slightly thickened and become caramelized.
 
maple glaze being brushed onto ham

Step 6: Baste the ham

During the last 30 minutes of baking time, remove the maple glazed ham from the oven. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees. Baste the ham with the brown sugar glaze, then return it to the 400 degree oven and bake for about 30 more minutes, basting once more halfway through the cooking time. **Watch carefully, as you do not want the glaze to burn in the oven.*
 
maple glaze poured over sliced ham

Step 7: Serve

Remove the ham from the oven and baste as desired. Serve warm with orange slices and fresh rosemary sprigs as garnish. 
 
a sliced ham next to oranges and rosemary

Tips and Notes 

  • Cover with Foil. Make sure to use a tent of foil on your maple glazed ham as it bakes. This will help keep it juicy and prevent it from drying out.
  • Let it rest. Allow your ham to rest in the pan once you take it out of the oven for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

How long to cook a ham?

A precooked ham just needs to be reheated, so bake until it reaches 145 degrees according to a meat thermometer. This usually takes about 10-12 minutes per pound of ham when cooked in a 325 degree oven. 

ham on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli

How to Store Maple Glazed Ham

Store any leftover ham in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can you freeze ham?

Yes, leftover fully-cooked ham can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving.

maple glaze poured over sliced ham

Recipes to use up your leftover Ham!

a sliced ham next to oranges and rosemary
5 from 2 ratings

Maple Glazed Ham

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
This delicious Maple Glazed Ham is the perfect recipe for a holiday dinner. Boneless sliced ham is baked with a maple and brown sugar glaze, that is fork tender and deliciously caramelized. It's the star of the table at Christmas and Easter, or anytime of year!

Ingredients

  • 7-9 pound boneless ham, precooked and sliced
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Orange slices and fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Adjust your oven rack to the lower third of your oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a large baking dish or roasting pan with aluminum foil. Remove the packaging from the ham and place the ham inside of the foil.
  • Baste the ham all over with the 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Cover the ham with the aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 10- 12 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees.
  • While the ham is baking, make the glaze. In a medium sized sauce pan, heat the rest of the orange juice, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger over medium low heat. Stir well.
  • Continue stirring until the mixture has begun to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the liquid has slightly thickened and become caramelized.
  • During the last 30 minutes of baking time, remove the ham from the oven. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees. Baste the ham with the brown sugar glaze, then return it to the 400 degree oven and bake for about 30 more minutes, basting once more halfway through the cooking time. **Watch carefully, as you do not want the glaze to burn in the oven.**
  • Remove the ham from the oven and baste as desired. Serve warm with orange slices and fresh rosemary sprigs as garnish. 

Notes

  • Cover with Foil. Make sure to use a tent of foil on your maple glazed ham as it bakes. This will help keep it juicy and prevent it from drying out.
  • Let it rest. Allow your ham to rest in the pan once you take it out of the oven for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • How long to cook: A precooked ham just needs to be reheated, so bake until it reaches 145 degrees according to a meat thermometer. This usually takes about 10-12 minutes per pound of ham when cooked in a 325 degree oven. 
  • Storing: Store any leftover ham in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: Leftover fully cooked ham can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Dish
Calories: 546kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 57g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 221mg, Sodium: 3499mg, Potassium: 922mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 32IU, Vitamin C: 78mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 3mg
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