This Honey Mustard Baked Ham is so easy to make in the oven with a spiral cut ham. This easy paleo ham recipe is made with a 4 ingredient glaze that’s perfect for Easter or holiday gatherings!
As much as we look forward to the side dishes during the holidays, no dinner table is complete without a roasted turkey or a delicious holiday ham.
Making a spiral baked ham for your holiday dinner meal is easier than you think and doesn’t have to be something you slave over all day. All it takes is just a few minutes of prep and you end up with a juicy and tender honey baked ham that your friends and family will love! Want to free up your oven? Try making this Instant Pot Ham or Slow Cooker Ham to guarantee that there’ll be no more dry ham on the center of the table.
INGREDIENTS FOR HONEY MUSTARD BAKED HAM:
- Spiral-cut ham – 8lbs
For the 4 ingredient paleo glaze:
- grass-fed butter or ghee
- honey (you can also use maple syrup for a Maple Mustard Ham or leave out for a Whole30 Holiday Ham)
- Dijon mustard
- minced garlic
HOW TO MAKE PALEO HONEY MUSTARD HAM:
Most spiral hams are cooked already, so all we need to do is to heat and serve! It’s the best part about this recipe. Less time in the kitchen and more time spent with my family.
HOW TO COOK HAM IN THE OVEN:
- Start by combining the butter and honey in a small sauce pan or microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted and combined. Stir in Dijon Mustard and minced garlic until combined.
- Place the ham on a large pan, with the cut side down. Brush the ham with the glaze covering all areas.
- Tent ham loosely with tin foil and place into oven.
- For an 8 lb ham, cook for approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. (about 15 minutes per pound), or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. For a caramelized coating, turn on the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until desired doneness.
- Remove from oven and transfer onto a cutting board.
- Slice ham and serve with any leftover glaze.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK HAM IN THE OVEN:
This depends on the size of your ham and oven. We set ours at 325 F and it takes just under 2 hours for an 8 lb spiral-cut ham.
It takes approximately 15 minutes per pound. If you are using a larger 10 lb bone-in thigh ham, it will take much longer.
REASONS YOU’LL LOVE THIS HONEY MUSTARD BAKED HAM:
- easy to make
- simple to customize with a 4 ingredient glaze
- paleo and low carb with only 3 total carbs per serving
- for diabetic guests or a sugar free ham – try this keto ham or swap out the honey for golden monk fruit sweetener
TIPS FOR THE BEST SPIRAL BAKED HAM:
- If you don’t like honey, feel free to use maple syrup for a Maple glazed ham or use a low carb sweetener such as golden monk fruit for a Keto Baked Ham.
- Change up the flavor with some warm spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
- Add sweetness to your glaze with: cranberries, cherries or orange
- Place your oven baked ham under the broiler if you like a caramelized coating
WHAT TO SERVE WITH HAM:
A few delicious side dishes that go with an Easter Ham:
CAN I FREEZE LEFTOVER HAM?
So how do you freeze leftover ham? Leftover ham can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, and for up to 3 months in the freezer. Place leftover ham in freezer bags and press out as much as air as you can. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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This Honey Mustard Baked Ham is so easy to make in the oven with a spiral cut ham. This paleo holiday ham is made with a 4 ingredient glaze that's perfect for Easter or holiday gatherings!
- 8-9 pound spiral sliced ham
- 1/2 unsalted grass-fed butter , or ghee
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Prepare the glaze: Heat butter and honey in a saute pan over medium heat and bring to a low boil. Whisk in the mustard and garlic until smooth. Remove from heat.
Place the ham on a large oven-safe pan, with the cut side down. Brush the ham with the glaze covering all areas.
Tent ham loosely with tin foil and place into oven.
For an 8 lb ham, cook for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. (about 15 minutes per pound), or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. For a caramelized coating, turn on the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until desired doneness.
Remove from oven and transfer onto a cutting board. Slice ham and serve with any leftover glaze.
Set the oven to broil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the glaze is bubbly and caramelized. Slice ham and serve.