Boiled ham recipe with baked glaze
This boiled ham recipe will give you a beautiful tasty moist ham with a yummy mustard, sugar and honey glaze. You do not need to glaze the ham, but we do think a good ham needs a tasty glaze on it.
I use a carving fork and a carving knife to remove the ham from the pan of boiling water.
After basting with the glaze ingredients it creates a beautiful sweet mustardy outside to the ham, which is good warm and cold.
I have measured the ingredients for a relatively small ham (1,5 kg) as this is the one I used for the photos. But of course, feel free to scale up the ingredients to suit the size of your ham and family!
This recipe is really for a boiled and baked ham as we do the last part of the cooking in the oven in order to create a nice tasty honey baked glaze on the ham.
This honey baked ham glaze is delicious – honey and mustard are such a good combination with ham.
How long to boil a ham?
When only boiling a ham a rule of thumb is to boil for about 20 minutes per pound plus an extra 20 minutes. So this 1,5kg ham would normally boil for about 3 x 20 +20 = 80 minutes.
However, a ham is not a ham without a nice bit of glaze on it. So we bake the last part in the oven, and so in the recipe below I will boil for 60 minutes and bake for about 30 minutes.
This recipe will feed the three of us for two nights and one breakfast. The second day we will eat the ham cold on toast or in sandwiches. This is a boneless ham we have used.
At Christmas, we normally buy a much larger ham which will last us for several days after Christmas to feed the larger family. It may or may not have a bone in it.
But we follow the same basic process to soak, boil and bake the ham but use more mustard, honey and sugar as required.
We do not celebrate Thanksgiving over in Europe but I imagine this recipe would be a suitable one for a Thanksgiving ham as well.
Another great way to eat this home-cooked ham is ham on toast for breakfast the next day (or two days, depending on how much you have). A bit of mayo goes well, and some mustard maybe 🙂
Or add a soft boiled egg to it for ham and eggs on toast:
Or in bread as a ham sandwich – lovely with your afternoon tea 🙂
Honey baked ham glaze recipe
This ham glaze recipe below is really easy to make – the glaze is mixed in about one minute! And what a taste! Honey baked ham has always been a well-known combination, but adding the mustard and sugar creates a caramelized ham glaze that is just delicious.
This must be the easiest and best ham glaze around.
If you use maple syrup instead of honey you would have a maple glazed ham recipe which must also be good. Next time maybe!
How to make boiled ham with a honey baked ham glaze
Side dishes to eat with boiled ham:
And for the ham leftovers: