Root Beer Glazed Ham Recipe

Root Beer Glazed Ham Recipe

Today I am sharing a delicious recipe for your Easter dinner. Ham for Easter has always been a staple in our family. Put a fun twist on a traditional Easter holiday ham this year with just a few ingredients. Add a special flavor to ham with this Easy Root Beer Ham Glaze.

Easter is almost here and it always brings back memories of a very Amazing Easter Egg Hunt our family was invited too.

We were went over to some friends of ours that had a big farm. They had big grills cooking all kinds of delicious food, chicken, sausage dogs, hamburgers, and all the trimmings. They had fires burning and games for everyone.

Then to everyone’s surprise an airplane flew over and there was the Easter Bunny throwing out tons of candy on their property. How fun was that? I am sure our own kids will not forget that.

Most hams you buy are fully cooked, and all you do is score the ham and, if you want, add a simple glaze. Plan on buying 3/4 pound of ham per person for a bone-in ham and 1/2 pound per person for boneless.

Root Beer Ham is very easy to cook in a crock pot or in your oven. If you are cooking in a crock pot make sure it is big enough.

Preheat your oven to 325 or 350 degrees F, and follow the directions on the package for how long to heat the ham before serving. Do not put the glaze on until the last 30 minutes for the most delicious ham you will ever make.

Ham cooked in root beer creates a savory-sweet ham glaze that caramelizes the edges of a spiral-cut ham, yet keeps the slices moist and tender!

You can use any variety of ham for Rootbeer Glazed Baked Ham. You can use bone-in ham, boneless ham, spiral-cut ham, or smoked whole ham.

Ingredients Needed….

  • Ham
  • Root beer
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Brown Sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can Root Beer
  • Salt and Pepper

To store leftover ham, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days! Make sure you make a few sandwiches or use it in soups.

Grab your apron and scroll down and lets get cooking….

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 18


  • 1 (15-18 lb.) fully cooked spiral bone-in ham
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cu spicy brown mustard
  • 1 (12 oz.) can root beer
  • 3 Tbsp  apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Place the ham in a large roasting pan with a rack, tent it with foil, and bake for 2-2.5 hours (longer depending on the package directions).
  • In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, mix together the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and root beer and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until reduced and thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • After about 2 hours, remove the foil and brush the glaze on the ham in 20 minutes intervals (put the ham back in the oven, uncovered, in between) until it’s nice and glossy. Remove from the oven and allow to rest 15-20 minutes before serving.
  • Adapted from Woman's Day.
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