Our 5 Favorite Hams to Serve at the Holidays
Prepare to pig out on these top recipes.
As the holidays creep closer, it’s easy for that jingle-bell cheer to be replaced by host-related panic. But don’t worry — we’ve all been there. That’s why we rounded up our top five ham recipes to serve for the holidays. Though they all taste delicious, we (and our reviewers) are more excited about the convenience factor; every ham on this list is easy to tackle. Get ready to sit back, relax and eat until you need to exchange your special outfit for your favorite sweatpants.
Sunny’s secret to a crowd-pleasing holiday ham? Pumpkin pie spice — she uses the mix to punch up the seasonal flavor in her pre-cooked spiral ham.
Ree Drummond prepares Country Ham with Cranberry Mustard in her kitchen at the lodge on the Drummond Ranch as seen on Food Networkâs Pioneer Woman: Cowboy Christmas, Special., Ree Drummond prepares Country Ham with Cranberry Mustard in her kitchen at the lodge on the Drummond Ranch as seen on Food Network’s Pioneer Woman: Cowboy Christmas, Special.
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Ree uses a two-ingredient glaze to infuse her ham with tangy-sweet flavor. She prefers to serve her ham with buttered biscuits, but it will pair just as well with your favorite holiday side.
The holidays are stressful, but your meal doesn’t have to be! Trisha’s baked ham requires just three ingredients — and you probably already have two in the pantry. What more could you want from a holiday ham?
This recipe may be brand new, but it's quickly becoming one of our favorites. With just a few simple ingredients (brown sugar, orange juice and cayenne, to be exact) this spicy-sweet ham is dressed to impress.
Thanks to your slow-cooker, this simple ham is a holiday hit. After you brush the ham with a no-fuss glaze, you’re free to walk away (and open those Christmas morning presents). Plus, it leaves the oven free for all your sides and desserts, so it's a major space-saver, too!