18 Celebratory Christmas Hams for Your Feast

Deck your holiday table with a showstopping, mouthwatering roast. These sweet-and-savory ham recipes make it easy.

October 27, 2022

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A Main That's Sure to Impress

Ham is a great choice for Christmas dinner. Not only is it a breeze to make (simply warm the roast through and finish with a delicious glaze during the final few minutes in the oven) but it’s always sure to please. Simply pair with a salad and a few festive side dishes and you’ve got yourself a meal that young and old alike will enjoy — and that’s worthy of a once-a-year celebration. There are a lot of ways to dress your ham up but we’re partial to a holiday classic: pineapple rings, maraschino cherries and a glossy glaze made with pineapple juice, honey and brown sugar.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Honey-Glazed Ham

Sunny's Easy Holiday Spiral Ham

Sunny packs her ham full of flavor with two genius moves. First, she tucks sprigs of fresh thyme in between the slices before she warms the roast. Second, she pours half the glaze over the ham before it goes into the oven — so that the flavor has a chance to infuse every single bite.

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Millionaire's Ham

Humble ingredients make this slightly spicy, deliciously candied ham look (and taste!) like a million bucks.

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Christmas Ham Wrapped in Puff Pastry

There's ham under that golden puff-pastry pineapple! A riff on the iconic glazed ham covered with pineapple rings and cherries, every slice of this show-stopping main course has flaky pastry and salty ham topped with sweet pineapple sauce.

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Instant Pot Whiskey and Honey Glazed Ham

Never serve dry holiday ham again! Your Instant Pot will infuse your ham with honey, Dijon, and whiskey in literally minutes. It will be the easiest roast you ever make!

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Christmas Ham with Raspberry Mustard

You only need two simple ingredients to make this showstopping roast: raspberry preserves and Dijon mustard. They work together to create a simple, sweet-and-tangy glaze for the pork.

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Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham

For a guaranteed juicy ham, Trisha bastes her roast periodically throughout the 3-hour cook time.

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Grilled Glazed Ham

This method of grilling and glazing ham can be used with any glaze. Just make sure to heat your ham up over medium indirect heat before brushing it on. (Grill times will be affected by the temperature outside and the wind.)

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Amazing Glazed Ham

The secret to Ree’s mouthwatering ham? Oranges. The citrus fruit adds a subtle tangy sweetness to the glaze.

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Classic Pineapple-Apricot Glazed Ham

A gorgeous, glazed ham is perfect for any holiday celebration Simply whip up a flavorful, fragrant glaze and you've got yourself a showstopper of a roast.

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Orange Baked Ham

Ina enhances her ham with the savory flavors of garlic and a sweet glaze.

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Pineapple Brown Sugar-Glazed Boneless Ham

Boneless smoked ham makes a holiday centerpiece that's as easy to serve as it is to prepare. Dressed in pineapple rings and studded with cloves and maraschino cherries, it is a nostalgic dish that is classic and timeless. Finished with brown sugar glaze it comes out of the oven glossy and golden.

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Jalapeño Honey Glazed Ham

Jeff spices things up with his jalapeño-laced glaze. Believe it or not, the heat brings out even more sweetness in the glaze.

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Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham

Upgrade your roast with an easy adjustment: Make your own homemade glaze instead of using what comes packaged with the ham. Molly makes hers with orange marmalade for a sweet and tasty finish.

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Glazed Spiral-Cut Ham

Brush a spiral ham with a sweet-and-tangy apricot glaze and serve it with a quick sauce made from pan drippings. No one will guess this stunning roast was so easy to prepare!

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Honey-Glazed Ham

First tine hosting Thanksgiving dinner? This simple yet delicious ham is so easy to make.

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Basic Glazed Ham

Dress up your holiday ham with any one of our 6 flavor combinations and you're sure to delight family and friends.

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Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

This holiday ham is anything but boring. Valerie loads it with flavor, combining honey, mustard, and brown sugar.

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