My kids love this spicy glaze and told me that I needed to share it.
Although this recipe calls for pear sauce, I should note that it could be made with applesauce instead. In fact, I did make my ham glaze with applesauce for years, but the last time I made it I had an open jar of pear sauce and used it instead. We preferred the milder flavor of the pear sauce combined with the spices, but if you don’t have pear sauce, please just use applesauce!
I make both my own pear sauce and applesauce. They are made without sugar and I add spices. If you use store bought, I recommend using sugar-free, cinnamon flavored sauce. If you use a plain pear or applesauce, I suggest increasing the spices a bit to add more flavor.
- ½ cup pear sauce (or apple sauce)
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Add ½ cup of water and ham to a large baking dish. Cover with foil and reheat a cooked ham for 10 minutes per pound at 325 degrees.
- minutes before the ham is done, top with glaze and cook without foil for remaining 20 minutes.
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