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Brown Sugar Beer Glazed Ham

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 10 -12


  • 7-8 pound smoked ham
  • 12 ounces dark beer with coffee I used a coffee porter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place an oven-safe oven rack on top if you wish.
  • Place the ham on the rack and score a grid-like pattern, cutting down about 1/2 inch.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the beer, brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, cornstarch, salt, allspice, cayenne pepper, Chinese five spice and black pepper. Taking about 1/3 of the mixture, brush the entire ham generously.
  • Place the ham in the oven, uncovered and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and brush another 1/3 of the glaze on top and place back in the oven. Bake for an additional hour or until the top is brown and crisp. Remove from heat.
  • In a small saucepan, add the remaining 1/3 of the glaze. Heat over medium-low heat until the alcohol has cooked out and the glaze is thick. Remove from heat and pour into a serving bowl.
  • Slice the ham to your liking and serve warm with glaze.