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Mustard Sauce for Ham

Mustard Sauce for Ham

This mustard sauce is a must have when you’re serving ham! Easy to make, it keeps for a long time, and it’s perfect as a dipping sauce or on a sandwich!

mustard sauce for ham

This mustard sauce for ham is a staple for my family. If you serve a ham at a family function and don’t have any ham sauce with it….there will be angry people.

Okay, maybe not angry. But people will definitely wonder why you would do such a thing. Because ham needs ham sauce. Obviously.

Mustard Sauce

Although, I’ll be honest – I never even tried it until recently. It had mustard in it so why would I want to ruin my perfectly good ham by putting ham sauce on it?

And then I grew up and decided that there has to be a reason that everyone likes this mustard sauce for ham.

Actually that’s not true. I made the ham for a family function so I had to make ham sauce. And, well, if I’m making it I figured I should probably at least try it.

You know, do what I’m always telling my kids to do, and try something before deciding I don’t like it.

Mustard Sauce

Turns out, my family isn’t crazy, and this easy mustard sauce for ham is actually pretty fantastic.

I don’t even like mustard (which is why I never wanted to try it in the first place) and I really enjoyed it.

It’s easy to make, lasts for a really long time, and tastes great – either to serve with ham or on a ham sandwich.

It’s a bit like a sweet and sour mustard flavoured sauce that goes perfectly with ham. I’m kind of regretting all those years of ignoring that little jar sitting beside the ham now.

mustard sauce for ham

Is dry mustard and ground mustard the same thing?

Yes, dry mustard and ground mustard are the same thing. I always buy this dry mustard, but any kind will work. It may be labelled as ground mustard or powdered mustard.

Ham sauce

How to make Mustard Sauce for Ham:

  • Make sure not to use a cast iron pan to make this mustard sauce. You shouldn’t cook acidic foods in an iron pan as the acid can loosen trace amounts of the metal and give the food a metallic taste. It won’t hurt you, but it will make the mustard sauce taste strange!
  • This mustard sauce will keep in the fridge for quite a while – and it also freezes well if you want to double the recipe. I like to store it in one of these 8 oz (250 mL) mason jars.
  • This sauce is amazing served with this brown sugar baked ham, either as a dipping sauce for a ham dinner, or as a condiment on a dinner roll piled with ham.

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Yield: serves 10

Mustard Sauce for Ham

Mustard sauce for ham

This mustard sauce is a must have when you're serving ham! Easy to make, it keeps for a long time, and it's perfect as a dipping sauce or on a sandwich!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar


  1. In a small saucepan (not an iron pan!), whisk the egg yolks until they are smooth and have lightened a bit in colour.
  2. Add the sugar, dry mustard and vinegar and whisk together until smooth and well combined.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat. 
  6. Serve the mustard sauce either hot or cold. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

I made this to go with ham and it’s one of the best mustards I’ve ever tasted. Outstanding! I’ll give as gifts for the holidays.


Sunday 3rd of July 2022

This sauce is really great ! I used regular sandwich yellow mustard , 3 teaspoons and turned out pretty good !


Wednesday 29th of December 2021

Can I use red wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar?


Monday 3rd of January 2022

It's actually just plain white vinegar, not white wine vinegar. I don't think that red wine vinegar would be a good substitute here. I recommend using white vinegar.

Jeannie Kwasnycia

Saturday 9th of October 2021

I used honey to taste instead of sugar. Delightful.


Saturday 10th of July 2021

This is such an easy, tasty sauce. I did cut the sugar back a little, but it was still delicious. I’ve made it for eisbein and kassler chops, and I’ll definitely make it in the future. It really is perfect for pork. Thank you for sharing it!

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