Root Beer Glazed Ham - A Bountiful Love

Root Beer Glazed Ham

I made this last Easter Sunday for our lunch. It was so good I know I had to share this recipe! The hubby and the girls absolutely loved it. The ham leftovers got me excited as much as this glazed ham. Brings back so many memories from when I was growing up when I would look forward to the fried ham the next day. Nothing like a good meal to remind you of your childhood memories.


Fully Cooked  bone-in ham, I used 10 lb
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup  firmly packed brown sugar
12 oz root beer
kosher salt and pepper to taste.
40 cloves ( optional)


In a saucepan, mix the Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar and about 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper. Whisk it and gradually add the root beer. Simmer until it thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.

Pre heat your oven to 350 deg.

Put the ham cut side down in a roasting pan.

Score the ham ( all sides) with diamond patterns ( not too deep, about 1/4 deep only). If you prefer to use gloves, add the cloves at the center of each diamond pattern. I did not add the cloves, but still scored the ham so the glaze would stick to the crevices. Cover the ham with foil, bake/ heat according to package instructions. I did 2 hrs.

After 2 hrs, brush about 1/3 cup of the root beer glaze. Bake for another 20 minutes. 

Brush or pour the remaining glaze over your ham and bake for another 15-20 minutes.

Makes me hungry.

It is very juicy and the sweetness of the glaze is not overpowering. 

Serve with roasted garlic red potatoes and asparagus.

You know what my husband and our girls love to have the next day?  Ham and bean soup!

How about you?  Do you have any special recipes for ham and leftover ham?

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Happy cooking!


  1. Delish & simple.. thanks again..

    1. why ..hello there!! THANK YOU!!! Appreciate it thea!

  2. Root beer ham sounds just unique enough to be incredible! Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

    1. Hi there! Thank you very much for stopping by and for pinning..appreciate it!

  3. Your ha looks amazing - I'm sure my children would love this! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

    1. Pleasure is mine Kathy! Thank you for stopping by...

  4. I haven't made ham in a long time. We usually only eat ham during Thanksgiving...weird huh? Maybe I'll buy a small one and give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.


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