Christmas Glazed Ham - How to Guide

Christmas time is all about food, and especially the turkey and the delicious sides! But let’s not forget about the ham. Which, we believe has its equal place at the dining table, alongside the turkey.

In this recipe, we will teach you how to glaze an already cooked ham. Amazing!


The right tools and a plan is key to making the perfect Glazed Ham. Here are some must have tools and things to consider before your journey. 

  • Blaze Thermometer (instant read thermometer)
  • Carving knife (keep it sharp, you don't want to butcher the meat)
  • Cutting board (concave cutting board will help keep all the juices on the board and off the table)
  • Have all your groceries sorted the day before


The first step to making a delicious glazed ham is removing the hard skin on the outside. It is important to remove this so you can penetrate as much flavour into the meat as possible.

Once you have removed the skin, score the fat and add your fruit. We like to put the ham in a roasting dish or aluminium tray to collect all the juices. While it isn’t necessary, it helps keep your BBQ clean.



It's cooking time! All that preparation you put in is about to pay off. 

Place your fruit covered ham into your BBQ at 300f/148c and allow to cook until you achieve a nice caramelised colour on the pineapple. Once you are happy with the look of the ham, you are ready to glaze.

We like to glaze with equal parts pineapple juice, cherry juice and Lane's Kinda Sweet Sauce every 20 to 30 minutes for the best results.


Once your ham reaches 140f/60c, it is time to take it off the bit. Allow to cool slightly, and slice for amazing warm ham


  • Set your smoker/oven to 140f/60c degrees and allowing fruit to caramelise
  • Glaze every 20 to 30 minutes with your glaze
  • Take ham out once it hits 140f/60c and rest for 5/10 minutes.
  • Serve nice and warm


Now it’s time to get stuck in! Serve your ham with roast turkey, roast potatoes and anything else you’ve whipped up for Christmas lunch.

Loved making this recipe? We would love to see! Upload your finished meal photos to Instagram and tag @lanesbbqau.