Ham is a delicious and versatile meat that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether you’re serving it for a holiday meal or a weeknight dinner, a flavorful sauce can take your ham to the next level.
No matter what your taste, there’s a sauce out there that’s perfect for your ham.
So, the next time you’re serving ham, be sure to try one of these delicious sauces. You won’t be disappointed!
Tips for serving ham with sauce:
- Serve the sauce on the side, so that guests can choose how much they want.
- If you’re serving a large ham, you may want to make a double batch of sauce.
- For a festive presentation, spoon the sauce into a gravy boat or ramekins.
- Garnish the ham with fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme.
15+ BEST Sauces for Ham
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What to serve with ham
- Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot
- Duchess Potatoes
- Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic
- Glazed Carrots
- Easy Arugula Salad
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Did you make any of these ham sauces?
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15+ BEST Sauces for Ham
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Place ham cut side down in a shallow roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil to retain moisture.
- Bake ham at 325 degrees until the center registers 100-110 degrees, (approx. 10-14 minutes per pound).
- Meanwhile, whisk together all of the Brown Sugar Glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring often, until brown sugar dissolves, about 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
- Remove ham from oven and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
- Carefully remove foil and brush ham all over with 1/3 glaze.
- Bake, uncovered, until the ham reaches an internal temperature of around 140 degrees, approximately 20-30 minutes, brushing with additional glaze every 10 minutes.
- Remove ham from oven and brush again with glaze. Loosely cover with foil and let rest for 15 minutes, then brush once more with any remaining glaze and serve.
- Bake ham cut side down to make it more moist.
- Simmer the glaze only until sugar is melted, then remove from the heat.
- For a moist ham, don’t cook past 140°F.