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5 from 10 votes

Brown Sugar Glaze (for Ham, Veggies & More)

Look no further for a flavor-packed and versatile brown sugar glaze that's perfect for your ham, chicken, salmon, pork chops, meatloaf, kabobs, burgers, roasted veggies and more! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey (can use maple syrup for a different flavor note)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (or crushed pineapple with some extra juice if you like some chunks) (can use orange juice for a different flavor note)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium sauce pan.  Simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture is slightly syrupy (it will thicken as it cools).
    For the best flavor, refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to fully develop.  This brown sugar glaze will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg