This Keto Glazed Ham is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. It will make the perfect addition to your holiday table – Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it!
How to make keto brown sugar glazed ham
A sugar glaze doesn’t exactly sound keto friendly, but when you make it with brown sugar erythritol or golden monk fruit sweetener and just a little bit of molasses, it’s completely possible.
If you’re anxious about the sugar in the molasses, you should know that 2 tablespoons contain 30g total carbs, or about 3g of sugar per serving. The molasses adds a depth of flavor to this recipe that pairs so well with the warming spices, butter, garlic, and Dijon mustard. Really, it’s the perfect keto ham recipe, and it goes beyond thanksgiving. Add this glazed ham to your keto Christmas recipes and your keto Easter recipes, or enjoy it year round!
Once the glaze is done, you’ll remove the ham from the oven, increase the temperature to 425°F, and brush the ham with ⅓ of the glaze. Then, you’ll baste with glaze every 15 minutes to really layer the flavor and create a nice crust. After the last coat and another 15 minutes of baking, remove the ham from the oven and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Resting the pork is what helps to seal in all the juices. Lastly, you’ll slice, plate, and enjoy!
This Keto Glazed Ham is the perfect addition to your keto Thanksgiving table
Imagine the low carb Thanksgiving spread: a juicy, buttery herbed turkey, cranberry pecan low carb stuffing, low carb green bean casserole, roasted butternut squash with sage, keto pumpkin pie, and keto cheddar jalapeno bacon biscuits. The only thing missing? A succulent and perfectly sweet honey roasted ham. If you’ve been missing your holiday ham, this Keto Glazed Ham will be a welcome addition; it might even be what you’re most thankful for this holiday season!
How to cook a whole ham
If you’ve never hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas and you’re not sure about how to cook a whole ham, it’s really easy. First, you’ll want to remove the rind from the ham so that the fat is exposed. Next, score your ham: just make shallow cuts in a diamond pattern across the fat. Scoring the ham insures that the glaze can soak in and bring the flavor to a deeper level. Then, you’ll bake your ham covered at 350°F for 30 minutes in a baking tray with a bit of water at the bottom. While the ham bakes, you’ll make the glaze.
Need some ideas for how to use the leftovers for this low carb glazed ham?
Chances are, you might not have leftovers, but in case you do, I’ve got a few delicious recipes for leftover ham. Check them out here: 24 Low Carb Recipes for Leftover Ham.
Here are some delicious ways to mix up this sugar free glazed ham recipe
While this recipe is pretty perfect on its own, there are a few ways you could switch it up:
- Replace the molasses with sugar free maple syrup
- Add a little bourbon to the glaze — ⅓ cup should work for this recipe, and this would be delicious on salmon!
- Replace the molasses with orange marmalade, regular or sugar free would work
- Omit the molasses and try adding pineapple juice to the glaze. Save leftovers for a keto fathead pizza with pineapple ham
In addition to this keto glazed ham, check out more delicious keto holiday recipes:
- Herbed Butter Roasted Turkey
- Keto Pumpkin Pie
- Keto Pecan Pie
- Cranberry Pecan Cauliflower Rice Stuffing
- Butternut Squash with Sage
- White Cheddar Sausage Biscuits
- Green Bean Casserole
- Keto Hot Butter Rum Mix
- Goat Cheese Herbed Cauliflower Mash
The molasses in this recipe is option, but it truly does enhance the flavor. Even better yet, this recipe still only comes in at 3.6 net carbs per serving with the molasses included.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Trim the rind off the ham, leaving the fat layer in tact.
- Score the fat in a criss-cross pattern, cutting deeply into the fat, but not through to the flesh beneath.
- Place the ham into a baking tray and add the water to the bottom. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- While the ham is in the oven, heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat and add the sweetener, butter, sweetener, molasses, dijon, and spices. Stir constantly until the sweetener is dissolved.
- Increase the oven temperature to 425°F. Brush 1/3 of the glaze over the ham and return to the oven, uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Brush on another 1/3 of the glaze and return to the oven for 15 more minutes.
- Brush on the remaining 1/3 of the glaze and cook for a final 15 minutes.
- After removing the ham for the over the final time, rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
net carbs per serving: 3.6g
- Calories: 708
- Fat: 41.8g
- Carbohydrates: 3.8g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Protein: 79g
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