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glazed ham on a sheet pan with a bowl of glaze and black and white checked napkin.

Ginger Ale Ham Glaze

An easy sweet glaze for your holiday spiral cut ham or honeybaked ham.
Course Easter, Ham, holidays
Prep Time 2 minutes
Ham Baking Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 1 ham


  • 1 pre-cooked spiral cut ham about 8-9 lbs. (I usually get the red foil one at Costco)
  • 1 jar Trader Joe's Fig Butter
  • ½ cup Honeycup Mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons ginger ale or enough to make a thick glaze


  • Preheat oven to 350° (if using immediately).
  • Place the ham on a parchment lined rimmed sheet pan, making sure there's room on each side to catch any glaze that runs off.
  • In a small bowl, combine the first three ingredients. Stir together until smooth.
  • Starting with 1 Tablespoon, add enough ginger ale to create a thick syrupy glaze that clings and heavily coats the back of the spoon. Adjust the ingredients as needed.
  • Brush or spoon on the glaze over the ham.
  • Bake for about 45-60 minutes until the ham is heated through and the glaze is a dark cognac color.


  • This makes a sticky glaze. Make sure to cover your sheet pan with parchment paper before baking.
  • I use a pre-cooked ham.
Make ahead.
Glaze. This easy ham glaze recipe can be made a week ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before coating the ham. 
Ham. You can make the ham ahead of time and refrigerate it. Bring to room temperature before serving. I wouldn't heat it as you could risk burning the glaze. You could also remove the ham to a platter to have it sliced and ready to go for your holiday table.
Storing / Freezing.
Glaze. The glaze can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw completely and stir to combine before using. 
Ham. Store the ham in ziploc bags or wrapped in plastic wrap and then foil for up to 4 days. Freeze in a freezer-safe container or ziploc bag for up to 3 months.