This baked ham recipe is easy to make and failproof!

This baked ham comes out moist and tender with a sugar-free brown sugar Dijon glaze that’s sweet and savory!

This easy recipe for baked ham creates a mouthwatering entree that is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a guilt-free indulgence.

Low Carb Baked Ham in a casserole dish

Easy Holiday Entree!

  • Delish! This recipe for baked ham is ideal for smaller holiday gatherings or to make any time of year when a juicy, flavorful ham is on the menu!
  • Quick cooking! It’s so easy to bake ham because it comes pre-cooked! Just glaze and cook for perfectly seasoned slices every time!
  • Low-carb oven-baked ham is great to use for meal prep all week long in omelets, quiche, soups, salads, and casseroles!
ingredients to make Low Carb Baked Ham including ham, orange zest, Dijon mustard, and swerve.

No Sugar Ham Recipe!

Ham – Bone-in and boneless hams are labeled ‘smoked’ which means cooked. The label on the package will tell you what kind of ham it is and what temperature it should be reheated to. Bone-in hams have more flavor and that leftover bone is a great flavor enhancer for soup.

Glaze – This glaze couldn’t be easier to make and it delivers the perfect complement to baked ham! Any brand of brown-sugar sweetener or sugar-free maple syrup can be added to Dijon mustard. The orange zest provides acidity without the sugar (and carbs) that comes in orange or pineapple juice. If you don’t have any zest, a dash of orange extract works.

Variations – For a festive flavor, add a pinch of smoked paprika, nutmeg, or allspice to the glaze.

How to Bake Ham

  1. Prep the ham by scoring it per recipe below.
  2. Bake ham with water in a foil-covered casserole dish 45 minutes.
  3. Prep the glaze while the ham is baking. (For an extra thick glaze, heat it in a saucepan until the sugar is melted and the glaze starts to thicken a bit).
  4. Brush glaze over ham and bake uncovered until the glaze starts to brown.
  5. Let ham cool 5 minutes before serving.

Cook Time For Smoked Ham

Bone-in ham – cook for about 12-14 minutes per pound at 325˚F.

Boneless ham – cook for about 14-16 minutes per pound at 325˚F.

*Pre-cooked ham needs to reach 140˚F, while an uncooked ham needs to reach 145˚F

Serving and Storing Low-Carb Baked Ham

Low-carb baked ham is the perfect main dish when it’s accompanied by cauliflower mash, green beans with bacon, and a tangy salad.

Keep leftover baked ham in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Freeze slices between pieces of parchment paper in zippered bags for up to 2 months. Use up leftover ham to make ham salad sandwiches with cloud bread.

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Recipes for Leftover Ham

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Low Carb Baked Ham Recipe

Sugar free, keto friendly, and low carb baked ham with a sweet and citrusy glaze.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly

Ingredients  

  • 1 smoked ham approx. 1-2 pounds
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve brown sugar or other low carb sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Score the top of the ham in a diamond pattern, making shallow cuts about ½ inch apart.
  • Place the ham in the middle of a 2 quart baking dish. Pour the water in the dish with the ham. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine Swerve brown sugar, dijon and orange zest in a small bowl.
  • When the ham comes out of the oven, brush with the brown sugar glaze. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes more or until glaze is caramelized and starting to brown.
  • Let ham rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • Keep leftover ham in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze slices in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 2839mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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