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In this video, Betty demonstrates a Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe, dating back to her college days (in the ’60’s). Being a starving student, Betty almost always had breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the university cafeteria. One item that was served repeatedly was Glazed Ham. Betty (using her ever-analyzing food talents) created the following recipe as an imitation of the ham served in the cafeteria, and she has continued to make it throughout her 39 (almost 40!) years of marriage.


1 canned ham (I used Hormel brand, 5 pounds. You may use any brand, and reduce it to 3 pounds, if desired.)
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon orange juice (You may use another flavor of juice or a juice drink.)

Remove the canned ham from the container and place in a crock pot on low for 6 to 8 hours. You may need to cut it into two pieces to get it to fit in the crock pot. When you are ready to put your Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe together, remove the ham from the crock pot, and place it on a tray for slicing. Use a kitchen knife, slicer, or electric knife to slice the ham into equal pieces. You may decide to leave some of the ham unglazed for guests who prefer to skip the brown sugar flavor. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard. Use about 1 teaspoon of orange juice to get them to combine. Now spread the tops and bottoms of your sliced ham and place them in an appropriately-sized baking dish for the amount of ham you are glazing. (I glazed 6 slices with this amount of glaze, but they were very generously glazed, and it would have worked for up to 12 slices.) Bake at 350 degrees for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how thick you like the glaze. (It will become bubbly while in the oven.) I cooked my ham slices for 12 minutes, but they could have stayed in the oven longer. Remove your ham slices from the baking dish and arrange them in a pretty way on a platter. Pour any leftover glaze from the baking dish over your sliced ham on the platter. This is a terrific dish that is easy, impressive, and great tasting!

Duration : 0:9:45

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15 Responses

Thanks for your …
Thanks for your lovely comment! I *love* canned ham–and it’s so easy, since it’s boneless and already cooked!
–Betty 🙂

Hi Betty,

I have …
Hi Betty,

I have never bought a can ham but watching your video I will be doing that now. Thanks for the glaze for the ham…can’t wait to try it. As usual you do a wonderful job! Thank you.

It’s about a tie …
It’s about a tie for me, Angie. I use the crock pot for convenience, and it makes any meat tender. In the oven, you get more brown flavor, but the meat is a little drier. I like both ways, so I usually choose, based on how much time I have before serving the meal. If it’s all day, I usually choose the crock pot! Thanks, Angie!
–Betty 🙂

All I can say is …
All I can say is YUMMM!! lol
Which way do u think tastes better, Betty, in the crock pot or the oven?

Thanks so much for …
Thanks so much for your support and encouragement!
–Betty 🙂

Betty, this is an …
Betty, this is an amazing recipe, you rock! =)

I’m glad you like …
I’m glad you like the recipe! Thanks so much for the feedback!!!
–Betty 🙂

I …

I had fallen asleep and thought I had overcooked it and that it was probably dried out and tough. When I cut into it, it was surprisingly juicy and tender and practically falling apart! The brown sugar glaze was a perfect compliment to it’s flavor. Thank you so much for the recipe!

I knew that being a …
I knew that being a teacher would be my biggest hurdle. I’m *trying* to be myself, but after 33 years of teaching, you begin to wonder who yourself is!!! Thanks for your patience in continuing to watch. I enjoy your comments!
–Betty 🙂

Not as Mathematical …
Not as Mathematical in your presentation this time. Good job!
Your becoming more like us slow people, not a teacher.

Vids are getting …
Vids are getting better an better.

Thanks, Patsy! …
Thanks, Patsy! Your variations sound delicious and fun! Thanks for being such a loyal viewer!
–Betty 🙂

I think it is great …
I think it is great that you use a “normal” crockpot. Showing us how to cut the ham is so smart! Go Betty! Another variation is to use gingerale and orange juice, and if you want to be really silly, throw in a small jar of maraschino cheries for the kids.

Cooking the ham in …
Cooking the ham in a crock pot or oven brings out the flavor and browns it a bit (moreso in the oven). You certainly need to heat it if you are serving it in slices on a platter. Baking it or cooking it in a crock pot just changes it to a more flavorful and appealing form!
–Betty 🙂

Betty if the ham is …
Betty if the ham is already cooked why dou cook it again in the crockpot please?

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