Baked Ham with Red Wine Glaze is the perfect holiday ham…or any day ham for that matter.
This ham recipe is my older son’s favorite meal of all time. Whenever I ask him what he wants me to make as a “just home from the army” supper, it is this.
When our kids were growing up, we always let them choose what they wanted to do for birthday suppers. They could pick a restaurant for the family to go out to, or they could pick something that they wanted me to make. Joshua almost always picked this for his birthday supper.
This recipe includes how to make your own amazing red wine glaze. Ditch the pre-made packet that comes with many hams, and make your own. It is so much better!
Tips for Baking a Ham
Any time you make a ham, always look at the packaging to see what the weight is, and what the recommended cook time is that is printed, if included.
Hams will generally need to bake for for 12-18 minutes per pound, until they reach the recommended temperature, which will be between 140-160 degrees, depending upon the type of ham you have.
Allow the ham to sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before you bake it.
Spiral Cut Hams
Spiral cut hams are very convenient when it comes time to serve. However a common problem with these types of hams, is that they layers fall open while baking, allowing the ham to dry out.
An easy fix to keep a spiral cut ham from drying out, is to use wood skewers to hold the layers in place. Simply insert the skewers before you bake the ham, and pull them out when it is time to serve.
No more dry ham!
Last tip: Don’t throw out your ham bone!
You can get more meals out of your leftover ham bone by tossing it in some beans or other soup while they cook. Or you can make some fantastic ham stock. Click Here to find out how to make it in your Instant Pot from this recipe at Wholesome Skillet.
Need some ideas for ham leftovers? You may like these:
Baked Glazed Ham
For the Glaze
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 c red wine
- 2 Tb water
- Shank style or spiral cut ham
- 1 c water
- In a small sauce pan, whisk together the brown sugar, flour & cinnamon.
- Stir in the wine and water.
- Simmer the glaze over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove it from the heat.
- Place your ham in a roasting dish with 1 cup of water in the pan.
- Brush the glaze over your ham, cover the ham tightly with foil and bake 18 minutes per pound at 350 degrees.
- Brush additional glaze onto the ham every 40 minutes until the ham is done according to the instructions for the type of ham you have.
Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.
This recipe was shared in Meal Plan Monday