Easter Ham Recipes: To Glaze or Not to Glaze, That Is the Question!
A baked ham is the Easter cook's greatest ally. There's no real baking or roasting involved; simply heat the ham through in the oven. A glaze adds a sweetened crust, but unadorned works too, as the savory meat doesn't need much.
Buying a ham can be a bit intimidating, so learn all you need to know with our guide to selecting and baking a ham. If you're ready for a recipe, scroll on to find the baked beauty that will be appearing on your Easter table.
Apricot-Bourbon Glazed Ham
This tangy glaze caramelizes into a gorgeous burnished amber coat for a bone-in presentation ham sure to impress.
Brown Sugar Glaze
Sugar and spice certainly makes this three-ingredient glaze extra nice.
1/2 cup brown sugar + 1 tablespoon lime juice + 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
Fresh Ham with Green Herb Paste
An aromatic paste of fresh herbs and garlic scents this fresh ham, an impressive main course that easily feeds up to 20.
A sweet pineapple compote balanced with tangy mustard cooks into an irresistible, candylike coat.
The sugars in honey caramelize at high temperatures, which forms the addictive coat of a glazed ham. Garlic and lemon temper the sweetness.
1/4 cup honey + 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Glazed Ham with Horseradish Cream
Freshly grated horseradish has less bite than the prepared variety, but the freshness remains and enhances each bite of this sweet and savory baked ham.
Baked Country Ham with Honey Mustard and Lingonberry Jam
Intensely salty, country hams are a Southern specialty that are salt-cured, and then smoked. Special care is taken to bring out the best flavor of these regional gems, which are traditionally served sliced paper-thin and eaten with a biscuit.
The deep, caramel-like notes of maple syrup are a natural fit for the Easter classic.
1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard + 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme
Glazed Ham with Apricot-Mustard Sauce
A big batch of this two-ingredient glaze gets prepared, as the majority of it is set aside and heated through as a complementary sauce.
Ham with Currant-Rosemary Glaze
The jewel-like tone of currant jelly turns out a deep, burnished coat that’s as pleasing to taste as it is to the eye.
Grated ginger adds warmth and a fresh twist to the simple jam glaze.
1/2 cup apricot jam + 1 tablespoon orange liqueur + 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger