You won’t think of making anything else for Easter this year than these Easter ham recipes. They are easy and quick to prepare and will give you a beautiful and delicious centerpiece on your Easter table!
Best Easter Ham Recipes for a Memorable Dinner
How to Make Easter Ham
Easter is a time for family, celebrations, and new beginnings. Nothing says Easter like a beautifully cooked Easter ham. Consider the type of ham that you want in the center of your Easter table.
Ham with the bone intact is great for scoring and will create a visual feast for your family and leaves the ham tender and flavorful. Opt for a cooked ham or spiral ham if you’re looking for a quick and simple option.
What is scoring? Scoring is shallow cuts made on the surface of meat, fish, or bread. Scoring serves several purposes, such as helping the flavor of marinade absorb, tenderizing, and decorating the food.
Baking a ham for Easter dinner might seem intimidating at first, but you’d be surprised at how simple it is. All you need is a cooked ham and an easy recipe. Your hungry family will be so impressed, there won’t be any leftovers.
1. Easter Ham With Honey Mustard Sauce
After a busy day hunting for Easter eggs and spending time with your family, the last thing you need is a complicated dinner that takes hours to prepare.
This ham makes the perfect base for a quick ham dinner. Serve it with a tangy honey and dijon mustard sauce that you can make days ahead of time.
2. Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham
Having ham for Easter shouldn’t be stressful. If you’re low on time, an instant pot makes quick work out of Easter ham. You can have dinner on the table in less than an hour, and you don’t have to compromise on flavor.
3. Apple Stuffed Honey Mustard Spiral Ham
Thinly sliced apple, dijon mustard, ground cardamom, cinnamon, garlic, and onion powder, and honey make this recipe a worthy centerpiece for any Easter table.
4. Brown Sugar Slow-Cooker Ham
Let the crockpot do all the work while you enjoy all the compliments this Easter. Brown sugar ham, like other festive dishes, tend to be quite heavy, so serve this with oven-baked vegetables and salad.
5. Pineapple and Honey Ham
Have a traditional Easter feast with pineapple and honey ham. With a few simple ingredients, you can achieve a sweet and tangy sauce in no time while the ham bakes in the oven.
6. Easy Easter Ham Glaze
7. Maple Glazed Ham
Holiday spices and maple syrup adds a festive touch to baked ham. This glazed ham recipe is perfect for any celebration. This is great if you’re looking for a low-cost option for a large family.
You can prep ahead of time, freeing you up to spend more quality time with your family.
8. Apricot Glazed Ham
This ham recipe will give you a lovely Easter ham that is sweet and slightly spicy you’ll surely love. The spicy apricot glaze is easy to make and tastes really good on ham.
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9. Sriracha Ham
Sriracha gives you a wonderfully spicy ham that takes no effort at all. Try this recipe and you’ll have a nice sweet and spicy Easter ham to share with the whole family.
You can adjust the spiciness and mellow it down if you have kids around so they can also enjoy a delicious ham come Easter.
10. Chipotle Pineapple Glazed Ham
Pineapple has long been a favorite fruit to serve with Easter ham. Jamaican inspired spices and chipotle is a great addition to the traditional flavors, and any leftovers make exceptional sandwiches the next day.
11. Root Beer Whiskey Glazed Ham
Not only for Easter dinner but you’ll definitely be cooking this bad boy on any special day of the year! Root beer, whiskey, and brown sugar make this lip-smacking ham the talk of the night!
12. Easter Ham With Coca Cola Glaze
Try this unique spin on Easter ham. Your guests will request this ham again next year! It contains all the traditional flavors of ham but with a secret ingredient twist: Coca-cola!
13. Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham
Forget about boring ham for Easter. A simple bourbon orange glaze will transform your Easter table from ordinary to extraordinary.
14. Brown Sugar Ham With Bourbon Glaze
If you want more bourbon-flavored ham, but you’re not keen on the fruity flavors of citrus, try this brown sugar ham with bourbon glaze instead.
15. Red Wine Cherry Glazed Ham
Red wine and cherries combined in the glaze add extra rich flavor and gorgeous color to this Kentucky Legend quarter sliced ham. It’s absolutely a crowd-pleaser everyone will remember!
16. Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham
Rosemary and citrus give this beautifully colored ham a sweet and zesty flavor. This recipe works well with a large ham or a couple of smaller pieces.
17. Marmalade Glazed Ham
If you’re tired of traditional ham recipes, go for something more festive and extraordinary this year. This roasted ham with marmalade glaze will stun your family and guests!
Watch this video by Woolworths on how to make ham glazes:
With so many great Easter ham recipes to choose from, there’s no excuse to shy away from this traditional Easter dish. Keep it simple or try something new this year to celebrate Easter at home with your family.
Which of these ham recipes are you planning to try come Easter? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in May 2020, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.