Best Easter Ham Recipes
The beauty of a ham is that, like a Thanksgiving turkey, it’s a big-batch entree that can feed all of your holiday guests at once, so there’s no need to prepare individual servings of dinner. But also like a turkey, ham needs a bit of dressing up before it’s ready to take center stage at your Easter feast, and in most recipes that next-level addition comes in the form of a glaze. Sweet, spicy, tangy or nearly anywhere in between, glazes complement the natural richness of ham and can play to your guests’ tastes.
Check out some of Food Network’s top Easter hams below to find wow-worthy recipes that are a cinch to prepare from Trisha, Melissa, Ina and more chefs.
Made with just two ingredients — brown sugar and honey — Trisha’s fuss-free glaze tops the ham well into the cooking process, so the sugars don’t burn before the meat is cooked.
Food Network Magazine recommends letting the ham chill in a ginger-spiced brine for at least 24 hours before cooking it and finishing it with a sweetened Dijon topping
Not only does Melissa bake her ham with a combination of cinnamon and cherry preserves spiked with horseradish, but she also serves the meat with the leftover glaze on the side, allowing guests to add extra during dinner.
Ina starts with a spiral-cut ham so that when she covers it with a garlic-citrus mixture, the smooth sauce creeps into every crevice and flavors the meat. Click the play button on the video below to watch her make it.
Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham With Baby Carrots (pictured above)
Tyler Florence packs this ham with bold flavors. First, it’s rubbed with salt, pepper, freshly chopped sage and olive oil. Halfway through baking, the ham is covered with a glaze that includes butter, tangerine slices, tangerine juice, cloves and cinnamon. Baby carrots are scattered in the roasting pan to cook alongside the ham.