Ham is a traditional holiday meal for many families, but the same old, same old can get very boring! When you want to mix up tradition with very little effort, nothing beats a delicious ham glaze. All three of these super easy ham glazes add intense flavor and tenderness with two or three ingredients. Best of all, they can be made in 5 minutes flat. The hardest part will be deciding which one you’re going to try first!

The three easy ham glazes presented below will have a flavor for everyone at your dinner table. So get out a ham and glaze your way to legendary chef status. Your friends and family will be amazed!

Spicy Sweet Ginger Pineapple Ham Glaze

If you’re dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation, this glaze transport your taste buds to the islands. Made with peppery ginger, tangy-sweet pineapple juice, and savory-sweet brown sugar, it’s a Hawaiian luau right in your kitchen. Serve it with a big slice of pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.


3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/2 teaspoon ginger

Simply whisk the ingredients together until well-blended, and brush the glaze over your pineapple ham during the last 45 minutes. This glaze is yummy on pork chops too!

Savory Sweet Root Beer BBQ Ham Glaze

If you love BBQ, you will absolutely adore this mouth-watering ham glaze. In the oven, this delicious glaze deeply caramelizes, yet still maintains the smoky-sweet-spice of your favorite barbecue sauce. A creamy, Mexican caramel flan for dessert will compliment this ham very nicely!


3/4 cup root beer

1/2 cup spicy barbecue sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

Beat all the ingredients together with a whisk until well blended. Brush over the ham during the last 45 minutes in the oven. This flavorful glaze is also fabulous on ribs or chicken.

Cola Ham Glaze

This unexpected two-ingredient recipe is surprisingly delicious and effective; the acid from the cola tenderizes the ham and the sugar caramelizes beautifully. Caramelization means flavor and tender means melt in your mouth good! Serve a generous scoop of old fashioned vanilla ice cream for dessert!


¾ cup non-diet cola

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

Mix the two ingredients until well blended, and brush over the ham during the last 45 minutes of baking. You can also use this tenderizing glaze on pork chops or a pork roast.