Easy Honey Mustard Sauce

Easy honey mustard sauce recipe

The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
76 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 1g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple-to-make recipe for honey mustard sauce for ham. Adding tons of great flavors to ham, it can be used as a dip, a glaze for your next ham dinner, and in many other recipes.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for honey mustard sauce
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  2. Combine mustard and honey in a bowl, mixing thoroughly.

    Combine mustard
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  3. Place alongside ham as a dip, or glaze the ham before, during, or after baking with this mixture.

    Easy honey mustard sauce served next to a ham
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Tips for Preparing a Ham

Ready to make an epic ham? While you may think it only involves heating up the meat, there is more that goes into preparing a flavorful, juicy ham. These tips can help:

  • Go for maximum flavor. Check the label to make sure the ham has no added juices or water. The label should just read "ham." You want to avoid one with "water added" or "natural juices." These can dilute the natural flavor profile of the meat.
  • Buy the right type of ham. The type of ham roast you see on holiday tables is known as a city ham. These are pre-cooked and can be smoked. Make sure the label says "ready to eat."
  • Heat it low and slow. To cook the ham, place it cut-side down in a baking pan. Cover it with foil until it is time to glaze the surface. Some people add some wine or water to the pan to add a little moisture, which can escape when the ham is in the oven for an extended amount of time.
  • Glaze it—but at the right time. After the ham is heating a while and it is about 120 F, turn the heat up higher. Brush the ham with glaze and then bake for about 10 minutes. After that, glaze it again and broil the ham for a few minutes until it caramelizes and the skin crisps. Glazing should take about 15 minutes in all, and is only done at the end of the cooking process.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.