Sugar Free Keto Glazed Ham

Mad Creations Keto Sugar Free Glazed Ham is the perfect addition to a keto Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter table. So easy to make and a meal that everyone will enjoy keto or not.
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A festive ham is a much loved addition to many holiday tables the world over. This sugar free keto glazed ham is super simple and seriously tasty.

Pre-keto I was always making blood orange or apricot glazed ham at Christmas time. So many people think that following the keto lifestyle that you have to miss out on great dishes like this. Well, no we do not. What’s more is that even your non-keto “sugar loving” family wont know the difference.

sliced ham on grey plate


To make a keto glazed ham does not take a lot of ingredients. All these keto ingredients can be sourced from your local supermarkets. I have to say I do prefer the Sukrin Gold sweetener due to its almost authentic brown sugar qualities. Currently Sukrin is only available online or in a few select stores across Australia it is well worth purchasing, otherwise grab a bag of Lakanto Gold at Woolworths or iHerb.

Here is the ingredients used

  • 1/4 cup butter (60g)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced, I love Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste
  • 1/4 cup gold sweetener, I use Sukrin Gold or Lakanto Gold
  • Zest and juice of 1 blood orange or navel orange
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Bone Broth (60g)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (36g)
  • Cloves for decorating
glazed keto ham on a cutting board


This sugar free glaze for ham is super simple to make. Please add more ginger paste if you want a stronger ginger flavour throughout the glaze. You can carefully taste the glaze at any point during making it and adjust any flavours to suit your personal taste.

  • To make the sugar free glaze for ham; melt butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add ginger; sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Add the sweetener and stir for about 1-2 minutes or until sweetener has dissolved.
  • Stir through remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce has reduced to a thick glaze. Reserve.
first glazing of baked ham


Preparing a baked ham takes only a little bit of time and care.

Firstly, using a sharp small knife, run the tip of blade across the knuckle end and just slice through the skin, careful not to cut all the way through fat. Use the knife to lift a flap of the skin from one side and gently pull the skin off the reveal the fat underneath.

pullling the skin back on a baked ham

Using just the tip of the blade score the fat (only slicing part of the way through) into a diamond pattern.

progress shot of scoring a keto glazed ham with a knife

Once completed lift the scored ham onto a baking paper lined tray.

ham on baking paper lined tray

Cover and bake for 1 hour at 160℃.

Remove the ham from the oven and stud with cloves in the centre of each diamond and brush with the sugar free glaze.

clove studded ham with keto ham glaze in small pot

Return the keto glazed ham to the oven and bake for a further 45 minutes to 1 hour, glazing twice at 15 minute intervals.

close up of glazed ham studded with cloves

The ham is ready when warmed through and glaze has caramelised. rest for 20 minutes before carving.

carving the keto glaze baked ham


A keto glazed ham can be enjoyed at any time of year but if you are looking for great keto Easter recipes, keto Thanksgiving recipes, or even keto Christmas recipe ideas you will want a lot of keto side recipes to also have with this delicious baked ham recipe.

So I have put together a little round up of some great keto sides to enjoy from some of the best in keto bloggers across the globe. Is there not a better way to enjoy our very special keto glazed ham with a little help from our family and friends around the world lol. So here is some absolute delicious keto inspiration for holiday keto side dish recipes.

  1. Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower
  2. Easy Creamed Spinach
  3. Keto Potato Salad
  4. Three Cheese Brussel Sprouts Gratin
  5. Sauteéd Green Beans with Garlic
  6. Green Beans Almondine
  7. Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
  8. Pan Roasted Asparagus
  9. French Canadian Meat Pie
  10. Cauliflower Dauphinoise
A bowl of cauliflower salad on a blue table


For my keto glazed ham recipe I chose to use blood oranges and ginger to flavour but either of these could easily be exchanged for other ingredients to make a completely different kind of keto glaze recipe altogether.

Here are a few of my favourite flavour combos and how to implement them.


Soak 6-8 dried apricots in 1/4 cup of bourbon or rum overnight. Blend in a food processor and cook as per recipe below. While apricots generally have about 3g net carbs used in a recipe like this and the amount servings the carbs will still be very minimal.


Omit blood orange and ginger and add 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup in its place. Reduce the glaze as per the recipe.


Omit blood orange and ginger and add 4 tablespoons sugar marmalade (Hawthorne Hill Sugar Free Marmalade) in its place. Reduce the glaze as per the recipe.

cut blood oranges


As I already said a sugar free keto glazed ham is a perfect holiday and keto entertaining recipe. Here are some great desserts to enjoy in the holidays as well. I have to make sure I have got you covered for all your keto holidays and when the friends and family pop around for some laughs and eats.

  1. Baked Mascarpone Cheesecake
  2. White Christmas
  3. Caramel Filled Egg
  4. Sugar Free Pavlova
  5. Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
blood orange glazed ham on a cutting board


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a glazed ham on a cutting board with a couple of slices out of it


A killer Blood Orange Sugar Free Keto Glazed Ham recipe that will have you enjoying your ham this Christmas without the sugar! No one will know your little secret.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Christmas, Main
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 12 serves
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  • 1/4 cup butter 60g
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1/4 cup gold sweetener I use Sukrin Gold or Lakanto Gold
  • Zest and juice of 1 blood orange or navel orange
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Bone Broth 60g
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos 36g
  • Cloves for decorating


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a large roasting pan with baking paper.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer the glaze until it reduces to a thick silky consistency. Set aside.
  • Run a small sharp knife over the flap of skin on the ham. Using your fingers, separate skin from fat. Remove and discard skin. Lightly score the ham all over in a diamond pattern.
  • Brush the ham with the glaze and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of the ham increase the time) basting every 10-15 minutes with the glaze.
  • Remove the ham from oven and decorate with cloves. Brush with the glaze and bake a further 20-30 minutes. Rest ham for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.


Baked ham is best consumed within 4 days of storing in the fridge.
The ham can be sliced or cut into large pieces and stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
Any sweetener can be used in this recipe but remember to adjust according to the sweetness level of the sweetener.
Sukrin syrups or sugar-free maple syrup can also be used.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 1mg | Net Carbs: 0g
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  • Sylvie says:

    5 stars
    What a beautiful recipe, perfect for Christmas! I love the flavours with the ginger, blood orange and mustard. Absolutely delicious!

  • Jaimie says:

    5 stars
    Such a great idea for our Easter feast this year…. the flavours sound just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Elizabeth (Lisa) says:

    5 stars
    I purchased my ham precooked and I needed to warm it up at 350F for 1 hour and baste it! Yikes, didn’t know I had to baste it! All I had was juice from 3 diced fruit cups, 2 ptks Truvia, 2 tbsp coconut aminos, 1/8 cup butter, 1/8 cup olive oil, and 2 tbsp Dijon mustard. It worked. Thank you for your recipe! It saved our Easter Dinner!

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