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Homemade Cured Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze

This is a recipe for Homemade Cured Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze
Prep Time3 d
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 d 3 hrs
Course: Pork
Servings: 10
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 5 to 6 lbs. Fresh ham shank end

Curing ingredients:

  • 2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Prague powder #1 curing salt
  • 8 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 2 quarts hot water
  • 4 quarts cold water
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Glaze ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 10 tablespoons pineapple juice


  • Combine the following curing ingredients in a large deep container: sea salt, brown sugar, Prague powder, and dried bay leaves. Pour hot water. Stir.
  • Add cold water and ice. Soak the fresh pork ham into the brine for 3 days. Make sure to keep it in a cool place such as inside the refrigerator.
  • After 3 days, wash the cured ham with running water. Discard the brine and then fill the container with clean tap water. Soak the ham for 3 hours to reduce the saltiness.
  • Preheat oven to 320F.
  • Arrange the ham in a roasting rack. Cover with aluminum foil. Roast for 2 hours.
  • Remove the foil and increase the oven heat to 400F. Continue to roast for 1 hour.
  • Prepare the Brown Sugar Honey Glaze by coming all the glaze ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat the pan and stir the mixture until well blended. Continue to cook in low to medium heat until the mixture reduces to half.
  • Remove ham from the oven. Brush Brown Sugar Honey Glaze all over it. Continue to roast for 10 minutes or until the ham turns brown.
  • Remove from the oven. Let it cool down.
  • Carve the ham. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 10g