Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham

Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham

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My Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Honey mustard sauce is perfectly paired with baked ham. Not overly sweet, and packed with flavor, it takes a plain ham to a whole new level. I first tried a similar honey mustard sauce after the birth of my son, Scotty, who is currently 20 years old. We were new attendees at our church when he was born. The ladies at church, who I barely knew, dropped off meals for two weeks when they found out I’d given birth. One of the ladies brought over a baked ham with a side of honey mustard sauce. It was so good, I begged her for the recipe. Over the years, I’ve made many changes to the honey mustard sauce, and I’ve finally settled on this version.

What is Honey Mustard Sauce Made of?

Honey mustard Sauce has a few ingredients that are always present. But there are other ingredients that are interchangeable. Let’s take a look at some of these ingredients.

Main Ingredients

  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Yellow Mustard

Other Common Ingredients

  • Mayonaise
  • Olive Oil
  • Herbs
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Seasoning (salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper)

Although I’ve found using 1/4 cup of the pan juices enhances the flavor of the mustard sauce, feel free to substitute the pan juices with mayonnaise. Or use olive oil for a healthier alternative. You can also experiment with adding different herbs or spices.

Honey Mustard Sauce for ham

What to Serve with Honey Mustard Sauce

Although this recipe is called “Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham,” there are many other ways to enjoy this recipe. One obvious way is to serve it as a dipping sauce with chicken nuggets. But don’t stop there; consider these other options.

  • Salmon
  • Egg dishes, including quiche
  • Crab Cakes
  • Shrimp
  • Salad
  • Seafood Pasta Salad
Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham

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honey mustard sauce over ham
Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Deliciously sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce for ham, seafood, and more!

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127 kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner
  • 1/4 cup pan juices, or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 T. white wine vinegar
  • 1 T. dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. Add 1/4 cup of baked ham pan juices to a small saucepan. Or substitute pan juices with olive oil. Mix in the remaining mustard sauce ingredients. 

  2. Whisk over low heat until the sauce begins to boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for a few minutes until sauce thickens.

  3. Serve mustard sauce with the ham. Or use as a dipping sauce for seafood or chicken.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition calculations were done using 1/4 cup olive oil (instead of pan juices).

Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Sauce for Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 17g
Protein 0g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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