Make a simple brown sugar ham glaze in minutes by mixing 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of your preferred type of mustard in a bowl. The combination of flavors creates a sweet and sour glaze. Make the glaze sweeter by adding more brown sugar, or more sour by adding more mustard. Apply the glaze to the ham before cooking it. This recipe garners a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Allrecipes.com.
For a sweeter brown sugar glaze, gather 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of pineapple juice, 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of orange juice. Combine these ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer them for about 10 minutes, stirring them until they thicken into a glaze. Then, pour the glaze over the ham before baking it.
As an alternative to a glaze, make a spiced, brown sugar dry rub that hardens into a glaze-like crust during baking. In a bowl, mix 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder, 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Rub this mixture all over the ham prior to cooking, and do not cover the ham while baking if you want the rub to form a crust.