To ensure the ham absorbs the glaze, use a small knife to cut a criss-cross diamond pattern in the top of the ham before cooking. When cooking, baste the ham multiple times with drippings to enhance the flavor. Apply ham glaze with a pastry brush or spatula. For a sweeter taste, coat the top of the ham with honey 30 minutes after applying the glaze.
Additional ingredients used to make a simple ham glaze include orange juice, fresh ginger, root beer, peach preserves and ham drippings. Insert whole cloves or sprinkle ground cloves on top of the ham for additional flavor. Serve a ham glaze on side dishes, such as potatoes and vegetables, or use on other meat dishes, including pork roast and pork chops.
Allow the ham to rest after removing it from the oven to seal in the juices. Cut fresh peaches in half and saute in a pan with honey and butter. Place peaches around the ham before serving. If preferred, garnish the ham with pineapple rings and cherries.Learn more about Cooking