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Mango Jalapeno Ham Glaze

Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner! I can’t believe how quickly the holiday season is coming up, and I am busy planning for holiday entertaining. When it comes to the holiday meals nothing is better than ham. It is easy to make, delicious, and serves a crowd at a reasonable price. This year I made this tasty Mango Jalapeno Ham Glaze for the holidays.

glaze next to ham

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A ham glaze adds flavor, texture and color to a ham, is the perfect finishing touch for a nice presentation. The glaze makes the ham shiny and glossy, and it takes only a few minutes to achieve a nice effect. I wanted to use some different, less traditional holiday flavors for my ham glaze this year, and I decided on mangoes and jalapenos for a spicy and sweet glaze.

Mangoes and jalapenoo for ham glaze

To make the glaze I sliced up some mangoes and cooked them with a little bit of sugar and water until they were mushy. Then I added a diced jalapeno and cooked it for a little longer to blend the flavors. The sugar and fruit in the ham caramelizes and gives the finished ham a shiny look extra flavor.

glaze on top of ham

Since you don’t want the glaze to burn it is brushed on during the last 10 minutes of cooking, so there is plenty of time to make an easy glaze while the ham heats.

I like to buy spiral sliced ham, because makes carving and serving so easy! I want my holiday meals to be as stress free as possible, so I love easy solution like this spiral sliced ham and Mango Jalapeno Glaze.

jar of mango ham glaze next to jalepenos

I haven’t completely decided on my holiday menu for this year, because I am still thinking about what to make for dessert. But I know the rest of the menu, and here it is:

There will be something for everyone! Do your holiday plans include ham? Be sure to check out more ideas for ways to use ham in your celebrations!

Ham with Mango jalapeno glaze

Yield: 1

Mango Jalapeno Ham Glaze

Mango Jalapeno Ham Glaze


  • 2 mangoes
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Cut and dice the mangoes. Combine them with the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until the mangoes lose their shape and the sauce thickens, about 45 minutes. Add more water if it gets too thick.
  3. Slice and de-seed the jalapeño and add to the mango mixture, along with 1 t. of lemon juice.
  4. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Brush or spoon the glaze on the ham during the last 10 minutes of the ham's cooking time.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Sodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 5gSugar: 69gProtein: 2g
collage pin for pinterest of mango glaze
By on December 14th, 2015

8 thoughts on “Mango Jalapeno Ham Glaze”

  1. Wow! This looks absolutely refreshing and different. Cherrywood Smoked Ham sounds scrumptious and I can hardly wait to try your Mango jalapeño glaze. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I wish I hadn’t already made my ham last week. I might just have to make another one and try this. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. We will be back on December 29th and hope you will join us.


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