Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

How To Make Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Use your homemade spice rub to make this smoked ham recipe. The brown sugar and maple glaze offer a nice contrast to the smokiness of the meat.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes



  • 7lbsbone in ham
  • cupBBQ rub
  • ½cupbutter
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cupmaple syrup
  • cupsapple ciderdivided use
  • fresh herbsand fruit for garnish
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat a smoker to 250 degrees F. Load the smoker with cherry wood chips.

  2. Coat a disposable aluminum pan with cooking spray. Place the ham cut side down in the pan.

  3. Sprinkle the spice rub all over the exterior of the ham.

  4. Place the pan in the smoker and cook for one hour.

  5. Continue to cook the ham for another 2 to 3 hours, basting every 30 to 45 minutes with the 2 cups of apple cider.

  6. The ham is done when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham reads 140 degrees F.

  7. While the ham is smoking, make the glaze.

  8. Place the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and remaining 1/4 cup of apple cider in a pan over medium heat.

  9. Bring the pan to a simmer. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until glaze has just thickened.

  10. Brush the glaze all over the ham. Transfer the ham to a platter. Garnish the ham with herbs and fruit if desired, then serve.


  • Calories: 717.12kcal
  • Fat: 40.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.44g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.93g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.24g
  • Fiber: 4.37g
  • Sugar: 17.20g
  • Protein: 53.00g
  • Cholesterol: 205.39mg
  • Sodium: 3641.09mg
  • Calcium: 102.96mg
  • Potassium: 1018.83mg
  • Iron: 3.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 94.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.52mg
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