Sweet and Savory Paleo “Brown Sugar” and Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe

Looking for a show-stopping main dish for your next family gathering or holiday feast? Our “Brown Sugar” and Mustard Glazed Ham recipe is sure to impress! Bursting with flavor and made with wholesome ingredients, this paleo-friendly ham is a delicious twist on a classic favorite. With a mouthwatering glaze made from spicy brown or yellow mustard and natural sweeteners like coconut, maple, or honey, this ham is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create a memorable main course that will have everyone coming back for seconds!


  • 1 ham, enough to feed your family (look for a high-quality option like Boars Head or Dietz and Watson Black Forrest ham)
  • 1 jar of whole cloves
  • 1 cup spicy brown or yellow mustard
  • 1 cup coconut, maple, or honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius).
  2. In a bowl, combine the spicy brown or yellow mustard with your choice of natural sweetener (coconut, maple, or honey). Blend until smooth and well combined. Set aside to allow the flavors to meld while you prepare the ham.
  3. Place the ham in a large roasting pan, ensuring it fits comfortably with enough space around it.
  4. Using a sharp knife, score a checkered grid pattern over the entire top surface of the ham, making cuts about 1 inch apart to create squares.
  5. Insert one whole clove into each intersection of the grid, continuing until all intersections are filled with cloves.
  6. Place the ham in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches the desired level of doneness. For added flavor and moisture, you can cover the ham with foil during the first part of the cooking process.
  7. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the ham from the oven and generously baste it with the prepared mustard glaze. Return the ham to the oven and continue cooking until fully cooked and the glaze is caramelized and golden brown.
  8. Once the ham is cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  9. While the ham is resting, warm the remaining mustard glaze in a saucepan over low heat. Serve the warm glaze alongside the sliced ham for an extra burst of flavor.

With its irresistible combination of sweet and savory flavors, our “Brown Sugar” and Mustard Glazed Ham is sure to be the star of your next meal. Whether you’re hosting a holiday dinner or simply gathering with loved ones for a special occasion, this paleo-friendly ham is a delicious and satisfying main course that will leave everyone asking for the recipe. Give it a try and enjoy the deliciousness of this flavorful glazed ham!