10 Easy and Delicious Ham Sauces

Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney
Photo: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

What's a ham without a nice sauce to accompany it? From mustard sauce for ham to perfect glazes for spiral cut baked ham, these recipes are the best ways to dress up one of our favorite meats for holidays, special occasions, and even the average weekday. You can even use these recipes as a sauce for ham slices, whether served a la carte or between two pillowy halves of a yeast roll. Sure, ham already packs a dose of scrumptious flavor, but sometimes giving it a sweet finish, a spiced and tangy topper, or even a cool dip can take it from a ho-hum ham to an out-of-this-world entrée. Give these ham sauces a try the next time you have pork on the menu and you'll never look back.

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Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney

Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney

The ham is coated in a bourbon-brown sugar glaze that brings a rich and smoky flavor on its own. Add our spiced Pineapple Chutney to the mix for a fresh and lively pairing. For the best texture and flavor, opt for fresh pineapple rather than canned.

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Citrus Glaze

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Citrus Glaze
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Citrus Glaze

Gorgeous winter citrus stars alongside the holiday ham in this showstopping entrée. Garnish with in-season tangerines, kumquats, and blood oranges.

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Best Ham Glaze

Best Ham Glaze
Hector Sanchez; Food Stylist: Torie Cox; Prop Stylist: Mindi Shapiro

Recipe: Best Ham Glaze

How does one make the best ham glaze, you ask? We found a winning combination with a sweet and spicy blend of ingredients that coat the ham to perfection. You can store the glaze in a sterilized jar in the refrigerator for up to a month.

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BBQ Glazed Ham

Barbecue Ham
Southern Living

Recipe: BBQ Glazed Ham

If you've never tried a BBQ-glazed ham before, prepare to be wowed. This recipe from Matt Bolus at Nashville's 404 Kitchen brings a sweet, smoky, and spicy twist to baked ham.

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Orange-Glazed Ham

Orange-Glazed Ham
Southern Living

Recipe: Orange-Glazed Ham

This reader recipe originally appeared in our December 1989 issue. The ingredient list is straightforward, comprised of items that you probably already have stocked in your pantry or fridge.

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Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

Recipe: Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham

You'll need a whole lot of cloves for this flavor-packed glaze. Spicy brown mustard, cola soft drink, brown sugar, and bourbon round out the flavorful sauce.

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Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham

Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham
Southern Living

Recipe: Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham

Here's a bright idea: Garnish your ham with a zingy glaze of citrus juices, plum preserves, mustard, honey, ginger, and red pepper.

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Honey-Port Lacquered Ham with Whipped Dijon Cream

Honey-Port Lacquered Ham with Whipped Dijon Cream
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Honey-Port Lacquered Ham with Whipped Dijon Cream

Now, it's not all glazes and cooking sauces over here. We're mixing things up with a creamy mayonnaise-based sauce that tastes delicious served alongside a fresh baked ham or slathered between two halves of a sweet roll before piling on the pork. No matter how you serve it, this sauce deserves a special spot on your ham-and-sides menu.

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Citrus Glazed Ham

Citrus Glazed Ham
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Recipe: Citrus Glazed Ham

Orange marmalade, plenty of cloves, and garnishes of orange slices and rind make for a classic holiday ham. While cooking, baste the ham every 20 minutes to ensure it stays perfectly juicy.

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Glazed Spiral-Cut Ham

Glazed Spiral Cut Ham
Helen Norman; Styling: Carrie Purcell

Recipe: Glazed Spiral-Cut Ham

Choose from our Pineapple-Prosecco Glaze, Cola-Dijon-Brown Sugar Glaze, and Coffee-and-Pepper Jelly Glaze. You can't go wrong.

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