This Keto friendly Glazed Ham is the perfect show stopper for your holiday meal or any meal for that matter! It is 100 percent keto friendly and has zero added sugars!
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It’s almost Easter and that has me drooling for glazed ham. It’s a staple on our Easter table and is one of my favorites. Last year we had a completely plain ham because I wasn’t sure how to make the sweet glaze I wanted. I was determined NOT to let that happen this year and set to work on a keto friendly glazed ham.
I decided to keep the sweetness level mild to moderate so that the leftovers are more versatile. Feel free to increase the brown sugar substitute to make it sweeter.
Speaking of brown sugar substitute …
My favorite is Lakanto Golden. It’s a blend of erythritol and monk fruit and has a flavor that I find to be most similar to traditional brown sugar. Don’t be put off by the texture. It’s very dry and granular, nothing like regular brown sugar. But, since we are melting it in this recipe anyway, that wasn’t a concern for me.
You can use any brown sugar substitute that you like, or even traditional brown sugar for that matter (if you aren’t counting carbs). But just be sure to check the label as several varieties include real sugar.
What size ham will you need?
I wrote this recipe for a 7-8 lb, bone-in spiral sliced ham. This should feed 10-12 adults. Luckily the recipe can easily be adjusted to increase or decrease the servings.
A general rule of thumb when cooking a bone-in ham is to plan on ¾ of a pound per person.
Picking a sugar free ham
As you are shopping for hams you will notice that most are cured in sugar. The amount of sugar remaining in the ham can vary widely between brands so be sure to read the labels carefully.
I used an uncured ham from the Simple Truth brand at Kroger, and I also know that many health food stores (such as Whole Foods) sell uncured hams.
If you can’t find one, don’t worry. The recipe will still work fine, but you may need to account for an extra gram or two of carbs per serving if you are tracking.
What can you do with leftover ham?
Any leftover ham will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days if sealed properly and it also will freeze really well. I usually freeze some as slices and cube the rest for later use.
Here are some great recipes to use up leftover ham:
- Low Carb Three Cheese Ham and Broccoli Casserole by Peace, Love, and Low Carb
- Deviled Ham Salad by Savory Tooth
- Breakfast Casserole with Ham by That Low Carb Life
- Ham and Cheddar Chicken Skillet by Joy Filled Eats
- Low Carb Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket by Low Carb Maven
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna by Peace Love and Low Carb
Necessary tools for making Glazed Ham
- Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
- Roasting Pan
- Meat Thermometer
- Pastry Brush or Baster
Be sure to check out these other great recipes:
- Best Ever Mashed Cauliflower
- Keto Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
- Keto Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Keto Carrot Cake Cheesecake in the Instant Pot