5 Easy Easter-Ham Glazes
These 5 glazes will spruce up Easter dinner by adding a hint of spice, sweetness and shine to your holiday ham. Celebrate with springtime flavors like citrus jalapeno, double mustard and herb, peach ginger, sweet and smoky Spanish style flavors and brandy peppercorn honey.
Citrus Jalapeno Ham Glaze Ingredients
This supremely simple, spicy glaze includes fresh lemon and lime juice, hot pepper jelly, Worcestershire sauce and jalapeno for a healthy hint of heat.
Citrus Jalapeno Ham Glaze
To make the glaze, simply whisk the citrus juices together with the hot pepper jelly, Worcestershire sauce and jalapeno in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce it until thickened. Spoon the thickened glaze over the ham and roast it in the oven, basting with more glaze until it's nicely browned.
Citrus Jalapeno Glazed Ham
For an Easter ham with a kick, this glaze will do the trick. The fresh citrus juices lend a light, springtime flavor to the meat while the hot pepper jelly and jalapeno pack a powerful punch for your taste buds.
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Double Mustard and Herb Crusted Ham Glaze Ingredients
This tangy two-mustard glaze uses both Dijon and whole grain mustard, olive oil, honey, panko breadcrumbs and fresh parsley and thyme leaves for a bright and sunny sensation.
Double Mustard and Herb Crusted Ham Glaze
Start the glaze by mixing the Dijon and whole grain mustards together in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix the honey, panko, parsley, thyme and olive oil. Brush the mustard all over the ham and gently pat the panko and herb mixture on top, then roast the ham until the crumbs turn golden brown.
Double Mustard and Herb Crusted Ham
This glaze and herb crust hybrid is the perfect mix of flavor and texture for coating ham. The mustards add a sharp tang while the panko forms a crunchy crust in the oven, scented with the aromas of parsley and thyme. With such fresh flavors, this ham serves up spring sunshine on your dinner table.
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Peach Ginger Ham Glaze Ingredients
Take a walk on the sweeter side with this ham glaze made from thick and juicy peach preserves, coriander, lemon juice and ginger for added warmth and depth.
Peach Ginger Ham Glaze
Toast coriander seeds in a dry skillet for about a minute until they smell fragrant. Allow the seeds to cool and then crush them with a mortar and pestle. Mix the preserves, lemon juice, ginger and coriander seeds together in a saucepan and bring this to a boil. Reduce the mixture to a simmer and cook until it's nicely thickened, then strain it for a smooth finish. Slather the ham with the glaze and roast it in the oven, basting with more glaze until it's sticky and glistening.
Peach Ginger Glazed Ham
This peachy glaze gives ham a fruity fix with a nod to warm-weather flavors. The sticky-sweet peach preserves form a glossy sheen on the surface and pair perfectly with subtly spicy ginger and tart lemon juice for a refreshing sweet-savory spin.
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Sweet and Smoky Spanish-Style Ham Glaze Ingredients
Give your Easter ham a smoky dose of spice with this Spanish-inspired glaze made with sweet smoked paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, dried oregano, olive oil and Dijon mustard.
Sweet and Smoky Spanish-Style Ham Glaze
Whip up this vibrant glaze by combining the sweet smoked paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder and oregano and whisking in the olive oil until it forms a smooth paste. Spread the Dijon mustard over the whole ham followed by the spice paste and roast it until the paste turns a light red hue.
Sweet and Smoky Spanish-Style Glazed Ham
This brick-red glaze's combination of brown sugar and sweet smoked paprika infuses holiday ham with warmth, color and savory satisfaction. With smooth smokiness and subtle heat, these complementary flavors will bring a lot of personality to your Easter plate.
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Brandy Peppercorn Honey Ham Glaze Ingredients
With a colorful cocktail of ingredients, this glaze proposes a toast to the holiday with brandy, mixed peppercorns, honey, butter and shallots.
Brandy Peppercorn Honey Ham Glaze
Shake up this glossy spread by cooking minced shallots in melted butter until soft and translucent. Add in the brandy and cook until the alcohol has reduced by half, then add the honey and mixed peppercorns and cook until thickened. Slick the ham with the glaze before roasting, then baste with more glaze until the ham yields a crispy, shiny coating.
Brandy Peppercorn Honey Glazed Ham
Treat your ham to a tipple with this brandy-infused glaze that boasts the subtle sweetness of shallots, a festive spicy blend of mixed colored peppercorns and a bright flavor and sticky sheen from honey. Cheers to a springtime table!
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