Maple Mustard Glazed Ham is a simple holiday masterpiece! Maple syrup, mustard, brown sugar and spices combine to make the sticky and sweet glaze for this meal!
I’m starting to hear those wedding bells ring! Now I know half of the time all I talk about on here any more is wedding planning. But I just can’t help it, I keep having updates!
Well the update today is that I’ve scheduled my first dress appointments! I read online to start slowly with it so I have only one scheduled per day, and I have two total appointments. I know it is a little early but with me being in Italy from mid-April to early July, I’m going to be losing valuable months where I really would be wedding dress shopping! Since I am total Type A, and I hate being late and rushing, I’m starting the search now just to get an idea of what is out there and what I like. And who knows, maybe I’ll find the dress of my dreams! Plus, I’ll have plenty of time to get one.
I was explaining all of this to Matt and he didn’t understand why I needed it so early. He said, and I quote, “You can just go pick up a dress anytime”. Then I had to explain to him that a lot of these dresses take months to produce and send to the bridal shop. He then asked why I can’t just buy one at the store and I had to explain to him that bridal stores tend to only carry a few sizes so you can get the idea of the dress, but they don’t have one of every size dress they own there.
Well now he understands just why I am starting the search so early!
Anyways, I’m super excited to start looking and seeing what kind of dresses look good on me!
Even with all of this wedding planning I still have not forgotten about Easter coming! And Easter calls for special food. After all, so many Easter tables are graced with special food just for the occasion!
Today I’m taking a classic Easter ham and kicking it up a notch. I’m making a Maple Mustard Glazed Ham.
Maple syrup, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, and some spices take your run of the mill ham to the next level. The glaze is so marvelously sticky and sweet, and as it cooks it caramelizes on the outside of the ham leaving behind a crisp skin. The skin, in fact, is my favorite part for this very reason!
Not only is it delicious but this ham will also impress your guests. When I made it at home my mom kept telling me how pretty it was and how the whole house smelled amazing while it was cooking. My little buddy Hudson was also very interested in what was going on with the ham.
Usually when I take photos he pretty much stays out of the way. This time, however, he was glued to my side. I take my photos in the stairwell of my house because it is the place that gets the best light. He started standing next to the tray until I made him move, then he went to the top of the stairs to watch me, and finally settled in right behind me and my tripod. Poor Hudson.
Enjoy the ham and happy cooking!
- 1 7-8lb bone-in cooked ham
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs brown sugar
- 1/4 cup brown or dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 275F (or whatever the packaging information recommends for the ham you purchased). Place the ham sliced side down in a casserole dish greased with cooking spray. Score the outside of the ham by slicing the outside of the ham in thick horizontal lines and then in vertical lines (being careful not to cut more than 1" into the ham).
- Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl until fully combined. Using a marinade brush, baste ham with marinade. Place in the oven and allow to cook 1 hour and 30 minutes (or according to the directions on the package). Baste ham every 20 to 30 minutes with the marinade. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.