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brown sugar glazed ham recipe

Maple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe

Delicious spiral ham recipe for the oven, crock pot, or instant pot.


  • 6-9 pound spiral sliced ham
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup


  • Preheat oven. Warm the oven to 350 F.
  • Make Glaze. The full details for how to make ham glaze are above.
  • Coat ham. With your ham in an oven safe baking dish cover it with half the glaze mix. Make sure to reserve the rest of the glaze for later.
  • Bake. Bake the ham for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until internal temp of ham reaches 140 F with an instant read thermometer.
  • Pour reserved glaze. Carefully pour the rest of the maple ham glaze over the ham.
  • Broil. Put the ham under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes. Make sure to watch it because it will quickly go from beautifully caramelized to burnt!


Crock Pot Instructions
  1. Spoon glaze into crock pot. Place one spoonful of glaze onto the bottom of the crock pot and spread around.
  2. Add spiral cut ham. Place the ham in to the crock pot on top of the small portion of glaze.
  3. Top with glaze. Coat the ham with half the remaining glaze. If you plan on broiling after it's done. Otherwise just use all at the glaze now.
  4. Cook. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  5. Broil. Place in oven safter dish and top with the remaining glaze. Broil for 5-7 minutes making sure to watch it closely as you want to make sure it doesn't burn.
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Add Water: Add 1 cup of water to the liner of your Instant pot.
  2. Glaze Ham. Cover the ham with half of the glaze. If you are not boing to broil when it's done use all the glaze.
  3. Add the ham. Place the trivet into the pot and then add the ham on top.
  4. Cook. Cook on manual pressure for 30 minutes allow for a natural pressure release of 30 minutes. Test that the internal temperature of the ham is 140.
  5. Broil. If you have an air frying attachment then add the remaining glaze. otherwise transfer to an oven safe dish. Broil for 5-7 minutes making sure to pay attention as it will quickly go from caramelized to burnt.
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