Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

A good glaze is a like a good black dress for food. When tasked with whether or not to glaze I say glaze away.  Next weekend is Easter and hams will be gracing tables near and far. Ham is what most people think of first when they hear glaze but it’s great with chicken too. This is our classic go to glaze, brown sugar mustard. You can’t go wrong with this flavor combination. We however throw a little something something in for extra measure. Sweet heat if you will.

Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Ancho chile pepper. It’s our secret ingredient. We don’t put enough to make anyone cry, because well who wants crying at the dinner table. But hey, if you like heat and don’t mind tears go ahead and up the ante with a heavier hand of chile pepper. You can omit it all together if it makes you uneasy or would freak Aunt (insert name of your picky Aunt here) out, up to you.

Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

We also go with a dark brown sugar in our glaze. If light is all you have in the house feel free to substitute. Options you know we love them.

Happy glazing.


Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar - packed
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/3 heaping cup honey
  • kosher salt
  • ancho chile pepper


  1. Into a medium bowl add: sugar, mustard, pineapple juice and honey. Whisk to combine.
  2. Season with salt and chile pepper to taste.



  1. 1

    I want to put this on everything!

  2. 2
    Ginny McMeans /

    I think you have made my favorite thing. Thanks!

  3. 3

    I would like very much to glaze myself in this. I’m sorry. Too much???

  4. 4

    I would happily slather this all over my Easter ham!

  5. 5

    I can see slathering this on a piece of salmon.

  6. 6

    What a perfect glaze for an Easter ham!

  7. 7

    I’ll take a spoon and that jar… find me in the closet.

  8. 8

    What a great glaze, looks like it would be a bit sticky, my favorite.

  9. 9

    I like what Susan said!^ what if you put this on salmon! Yum. Looks awesome Paula.

  10. 10

    Oh goodness, this glaze sounds amazing. Love your comparison to a good glaze to a good black dress. So true!

  11. 11

    I am loving the sweet and spicy kick in this!!! I adore ham and now I’m craving it with this glaze.

  12. 12

    In love with this glaze. I would put it on everything!

  13. 13

    Just give me this glaze and a spoon and I’m one happy gal. 😉 Pinning!

  14. 14

    So, eating this with a spoon is totally okay, yes?

  15. 15

    I was just complaining to my husband about the pre packed mix that comes with our ham. Thank you for this gorgeous recipe! It is soooo happening this Easter.

  16. 16

    This glaze looks fab! Gorgeous photos…I want to put it on EVERYTHING…face included!

  17. 17

    I’ll eat this little black dress of a glaze anytime!!

  18. 18

    Love that you kicked this up a notch with the chile powder!

  19. 19

    No better sauce out there than a brown sugar mustard glaze!

  20. 20

    I love the sweet spicy combination of flavor. This sounds excellent. I bet it would be wonderful on ham. Thanks for sharing!

  21. 21

    Oh my…how good would this be on a ham sandwich!! Looks incredible Paula!

  22. 22

    Holy yum. I want to slather this on so many things!


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