20 Showstopping Hams That Are Perfect for Easter Dinner

Make ham the centerpiece of your Easter table with these sweet and savory recipes.

April 05, 2022

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Easter Dinner, Done

Even if you've already picked out the appetizers and sides, your Easter dinner spread is not complete without a classic glazed ham. Whether you go simple with a 3-ingredient glaze or utilize your kitchen gadgets to leave the oven free for desserts, you can’t go wrong with these easy recipes. Try out this version that relies on the Instant Pot® to infuse your ham with honey, Dijon, and whiskey in just minutes for a hands-off instant holiday dinner win.

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Classic Glazed Ham

Perfect the basic ham preparation and then customize the flavors with three different types of glaze: Apple-Maple, Mustard-Orange or Hoisin-Spice.

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Stuffed Hasselback Ham

This show-stopping holiday centerpiece combines three different sides — creamed spinach, scalloped potatoes and candied yams — with a hearty main. What more could you need?

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Orange Baked Ham

Ina Garten likes to set up a buffet and have one showstopper main dish when she’s serving a crowd. Her classic Orange Baked Ham recipe is one of the easiest ways to feed the whole family on Easter.

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Amazing Glazed Ham

Ree Drummond makes a quick glaze of brown sugar, grainy mustard, apple cider vinegar, oranges and spices, and then roasts a spiral ham open-face down for a beautiful presentation.

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Slow-Cooker Ham with Apricot-Dijon Glaze

This super-convenient ham leaves your oven free for all the sides. For an easy variation on the glaze, try peach or pineapple preserves.

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Glazed Smoked Ham

The apricot jelly-based glaze in this recipe does double duty — brushed on the ham while it cooks and then repurposed as a sauce for dipping and drizzling on the finished product.

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Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham with Baby Carrots

Tyler Florence uses a smoked, bone-in, skin-on ham as the base for this 5-star recipe. He starts the ham off with a sage rub and finishes with a spiced tangerine glazed for a sticky-sweet company-worthy dish.

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Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham

Trisha Yearwood takes it back to basics with her super-juicy crowd-pleasing ham recipe. All you need is a smoked ham, brown sugar, honey and country Dijon mustard, and your Easter dinner is done.

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Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

Because the ham is already cooked through, Valerie Bertinelli just warms it up in the oven with a water bath before topping with the glaze for the last few minutes of cooking.

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Easter Dinner on Two Sheet Pans

Easter dinner for four comes together easily in a little over an hour when you cook it on a pair of sheet trays. With tender asparagus, sweet glazed carrots, a decadent potato gratin, roasted ham, and even homemade biscuits, there's plenty to eat with little fuss.

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Sunny’s Easy Spiral Ham

Sunny skips the packet of glaze that comes in the package of some store-bought pre-cooked hams in favor of her super simple recipe that also helps to clean out the pantry.

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

This simple recipe takes just about 10 minutes and only a handful of pantry staples to prepare, leaving you with plenty of time to spend with friends and family, rather than being stuck in the kitchen.

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Pineapple Honey-Glazed Ham

Ham dressed in pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, burnished with a glossy glaze made with pineapple juice, honey and brown sugar, is a classic for a reason. If you like sweet and salty, you'll love this show-stopping centerpiece!

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Baked Ham with Spiced Cherry Glaze

Melissa D’Arabian mixes sweet cherry preserves with sharp prepared horseradish, bright lemon juice and warm spices like cinnamon, cumin and cardamom for a perfectly balanced glaze that’s so good, you may want to consider making a second batch for serving alongside the ham.

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Perfect Glazed Ham

A bone-in ham gets dressed up with a very flexible glaze in this recipe; use any jam or marmalade you have on hand. Pro tip: Don't toss your ham bone! Add it to simmering soups, beans or braised greens for extra flavor.

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Glazed Pineapple Ham

Ree Drummond uses sliced ham layered with pineapples and maraschino cherries for the classic sweet-savory flavor combination without the added pressure of having to slice the ham when it comes out of the oven.

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Honey Glaze

Trisha Yearwood balances the smokey, salty flavor of ham with brown sugar and clover honey in this ultra-easy recipe that takes just 15 minutes of prep time and 3 ingredients.

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Jalapeño Honey Glazed Ham

Jeff Mauro’s spicy-sweet take on the classic Easter ham is going to be the showstopper of your holiday spread. Scoring the fat cap of the ham ensures tons of crispy edges and allows the glaze to flavor every bite.

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Spicy Honey-Glazed Ham

A little bit of hot sauce and red pepper flakes add some heat to a classic honey-mustard glaze.

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