Christmas Ham Recipes
Check out all of our Christmas ham recipes, including ham glaze recipes and ham rub recipes, like our bourbon glaze recipe, currant-rosemary glaze, pineapple-mustard glaze, and honey-orange glaze. Before baking be sure to add whole cloves to the ham and rub with brown sugar. As an added bonus, most glaze recipes can be made ahead a day or two.
Baked Country Ham with Honey Mustard and Lingonberry JamThis recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart's Christmas: Entertaining, Decorating, Giving, an instant classic when it first appeared in 1989. Unlike a typical ham, which is tender and juicy, a country ham is dry-cured before smoking, so it is intensely salty; it's meant to be sliced paper-thin and eaten with a biscuit. Soaking the ham in several changes of water, which removes some of the saltiness, is an essential part of the preparation. Country ham is delicious served warm, at room temperature, or cold. The honey mustard and ham can be made a week and a day ahead, respectively, and stored in the refrigerator. Any leftover ham can be very thinly sliced, sealed in freezer bags, and stored in the freezer up to three months.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Virginia Ham with Honey-Mustard GlazeA baked ham is an ideal centerpiece for a holiday table: It's equally delicious served warm or at room temperature, and the leftovers are excellent in everything from soups to sandwiches to frittatas.
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Honeyed Ham with Pears and CranberriesThe Christmas ham is made even more glorious by other ingredients associated with year's end. Baked pears and cranberries provide a balance of sugar and acidity. The ham is infused with cloves, and a warm glaze of cider, cinnamon, ginger, and honey draws out the meat's smoky-sweet flavor.
Glazed HamThe centerpiece of many holiday tables is a glazed ham. But this impressive dish roasted with a brown-sugar-and-cognac glaze deserves a spot at your dinner table more frequently than just the holidays.
Glazed HamIn this recipe, a fully-cooked ham is glazed with sugar and spice -- and some bourbon -- to coat and permeate the meat.
Brandied HamA simple sweet glaze like this simple-yet-delicious recipe will take your store-bought ham from good to great.
Pineapple-Mustard-Glazed HamThe iconic Easter ham gets an enticing update with a new-fashioned glaze of country mustard and fresh pineapple. The roasted fruit tastes like candy and is irresistible. Along with the mustard, it creates a sweet yet savory glaze and sauce to complement every slice of ham.
Bourbon-Glazed HamUsing a bone-in ham is important because bone intensifies the flavor of the meat. A glazed ham is an Easter dinner classic. Each serving should include a bit of crust; its sweetness complements the saltiness of the meat.
Honey-Orange Baked HamMake this honey-baked ham the centerpiece of your holiday dinner.
Mustard-Maple Glazed HamThe classic Easter ham gets a flavor upgrade with this enticing mustard-maple glaze. Serve with mouthwatering Maple-Thyme Biscuits, if desired.
Glazed Ham with Apricot-Mustard SauceThis is a very tasty sweet glaze for a holiday ham that is already cooked.
Apricot-Bourbon Glazed HamWith its sweet, tart, and smoky glaze, this ham will be the centerpiece of any sunny spring celebration.
Baked Country Ham with Honey Mustard and Lingonberry JamThis recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart's Christmas: Entertaining, Decorating, Giving, an instant classic when it first appeared in 1989. Unlike a typical ham, which is tender and juicy, a country ham is dry-cured before smoking, so it is intensely salty; it's meant to be sliced paper-thin and eaten with a biscuit. Soaking the ham in several changes of water, which removes some of the saltiness, is an essential part of the preparation. Country ham is delicious served warm, at room temperature, or cold. The honey mustard and ham can be made a week and a day ahead, respectively, and stored in the refrigerator. Any leftover ham can be very thinly sliced, sealed in freezer bags, and stored in the freezer up to three months.
Marmalade-Glazed HamTopping the ham with thinly sliced oranges provides an eye-catching contrast to its burnished crust and reinforces the citrus flavor of the glaze.
Baked Country HamRecipe
Maple-Glazed Smoked Vermont HamDijon mustard counters the sweet maple syrup and apricot jam, giving this ham a more nuanced flavor.Recipe
Gorgonzola Flatbreads with Prosciutto and DatesA topping of creamy Gorgonzola, chewy-sweet dates, and salty prosciutto makes for a high-impact Christmas hors d'oeuvre.Recipe
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Ham and Leek Frittata for Holiday BrunchLucinda Scala Quinn puts together a handmade cappucino that you can enjoy with your holiday brunch buffet. She then puts the finishing touches on her ham and leek fritatta and completes her holiday brunch buffet.Video
Ham and Leek Frittata for Holiday BrunchLucinda Scala Quinn continues to prepare her ham and leek fritatta for her holiday brunch. She then puts the finishing touches on her herbed goat cheese with smoke salmon dish.Video
Oven-Baked Holiday HamMartha Stewart introduces a show and invites actress Cheryl Hines to bake a holiday ham with a glaze of molasses and corn syrup.Video
Glazed Pineapple Ham with Scalloped PotatoesMartha Stewart and singer Aretha Franklin prepare a glazed ham with brown sugar and pineapple, served with scalloped potatoes.Video
Aretha Franklin Performs Silent NightGuest Aretha Franklin performs the song Silent Night for Martha Stewart. Martha gives Aretha some homemade jams, and they sample the baked ham.Video
Christmas Dinner TipsMartha Stewart teaches her niece Kristina Christiansen how to create a memorable Christmas meal with a garnished ham and homemade biscuits.Recipe
Glazed Ham with Horseradish CreamThe anchor for our sumptuous spread is a glazed bone-in ham. It's basted with a spicy-sweet blend of honey, fresh horseradish, and allspice, which helps burnish and crisp the skin. Horseradish cream amplifies the flavors in the glaze.Video
Christmas Ham Dinner Part 3Lucinda Scala Quinn prepares the marmelade glaze that she will put on her Christmas ham. She then begins to prepare the steamed green beans dish.Video
Ham Jam Mustard PuffsLucinda Scala Quinn and her guest Calder Quinn prepare ham jam mustard puffs and maple sausage puffs for a delicious Christmas treat.Video
Pomegranate Holiday SaladEmeril Lagasse combines ingredients for a holiday salad that includes pomegranate, orange and prosciutto.Recipe
Antipasto SkewersServe these to friends and brighten up their weekend.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Mini Croque MonsieurThese fancy sandwiches can seem like a lot of work, but once you've made the sauce, putting together two big sandwiches and cutting them into individual rectangles means it's no trouble at all to serve enough for a crowd.Recipe
Ham and Gruyere ThumbprintsEach of these savory pastries include a bit of Black Forest ham and Gruyere.Recipe
Figs and ProsciuttoSweet and delicious, figs make the perfect pairing for a thin slice of Prosciutto di Parma -- which, by the way, is nitrate-free and low in saturated fat.
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