The Best Ham Recipes for Easter
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24 Ham Recipes to Level Up Your Easter

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The Best Ham Recipes for Easter
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Apart from dyed Easter eggs, ham is perhaps the biggest traditional Easter dish. While most folks will just toss a store-bought ham in the oven with their packet glaze, ham is a surprisingly versatile dish that you can do so much more with. If you follow this step-by-step guide for cooking the perfect Easter ham, you'll have a pretty fool-proof meal on the table. After you master those basics, you can have some fun with these takes on your holiday ham.

Ham With Cherry Chutney

Ham With Cherry Chutney
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Most ham recipes use a glaze to add sweetness to the salty, smokey meat, but this one uses a three-cherry chutney for tartness and sugar.

For the Ham With Cherry Chutney recipe, click here.

Perfect Roast Holiday Ham

Perfect Roast Holiday Ham
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A holiday ham doesn't need to be perfect, but it sure helps your meal out if it is. This practically perfect recipe uses a sweet, citrusy glaze with honey, orange, lemon and a secret ingredient: ginger ale.

For the Perfect Roast Holiday Ham recipe, click here.

Curried Glazed Canadian Bacon or Ham

Curried Glazed Canadian Bacon or Ham
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Want to add some spice to your life? Add a touch of curry powder to your glazed ham. This recipe also makes the perfect base for a world-class ham sandwich.

For the Curried Glazed Canadian Bacon or Ham recipe, click here.

Easy Overnight Easter Ham

Easy Overnight Easter Ham
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If you don't want to mess with your ham on Easter Sunday, this overnight baked recipe with apricot preserves, crushed pineapple and stone-ground mustard should be your go-to.

For the Easy Overnight Easter Ham recipe, click here.

Rum Glazed Ham

Rum Glazed Ham
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The flavors of this Easter ham are traditional, but the addition of rum gives it a twist. When making this, be sure to reserve the pan drippings to make a quick sauce for the table.

For the Rum Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Apple Cider Ham With Molasses

Apple Cider Ham With Molasses
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Apple cider gives this ham a sweet, crisp taste and complements the fennel and orange flavors. This combination may sound a bit autumnal, but this ham tastes just as great in the spring.

For the Apple Cider Ham With Molasses recipe, click here.

Honey Balsamic-Glazed Ham

Honey Balsamic-Glazed Ham
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The addition of balsamic vinegar to a glaze gives this ham a delicate sweet and tart note. Trust us, you’ve never had a ham like this before.

For the Honey Balsamic-Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham

Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham
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This ham has all the flavors of a traditional Easter ham plus it’s one of the best slow cooker recipes.

For the Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham recipe, click here.

Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Ham
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This ham is savory with a touch of crispy sweetness thanks to dark brown sugar. The bourbon, sugar and mustard glaze is an easy homemade alternative to the flavor packets that come with store-bought hams.

For the Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Roasted Whole Ham With Orange Honey Glaze

Roasted Whole Ham With Orange Honey Glaze
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This easy roasted ham uses just six classic ingredients — sometimes the holidays are about the simple things.

For the Roasted Whole Ham With Orange Honey Glaze recipe, click here.

Roasted Ham with Herb Marinade

Roasted Ham with Herb Marinade
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Spring is a time when fresh vegetables and herbs are in season once again. Take advantage of all those greens with this elegant tarragon and wine marinated ham.

For the Roasted Ham with Herb Marinade recipe, click here.

Apricot Honey Baked Ham

Apricot Honey Baked Ham
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This baked ham with an apricot honey glaze is both juicy and tender. The exterior of the meat is caramelized, and if you save the pan drippings to pour over the finished product, you’ll have an even more flavor-packed Easter centerpiece.

For the Apricot Honey Baked Ham recipe, click here.

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
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Seriously, why are we still messing with those mysterious glaze packets that come with hams? You likely have everything you need to make this honey brown sugar glaze in your pantry.

For the Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Coca-Cola Glazed Ham

Coca-Cola Glazed Ham
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Coca-Cola is high in sugar, making it an easy, great glaze on ham. It’s a classic Southern recipe that everyone needs to try at least once.

For the Coca-Cola Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham

Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham
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You may think cherries are for desserts, but cherry preserves make a great base for this easy baked ham recipe.

For the Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Bone-in Ham

Instant Pot Bone-in Ham
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If you still haven't broken out that Instant Pot you got for Christmas, Easter is your time to start cooking. This do-it-all-gadget can make your glaze and your ham in under an hour.

For the Instant Pot Bone-in Ham recipe, click here.

Orange Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham
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If you don't want to bother with juicing a bunch of citrus and measuring out sugar, this easy orange glazed ham uses a super simple swap: orange marmalade.

For the Orange Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Ham and Cheese Stromboli

Ham and Cheese Stromboli
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Who says Easter has to be limited to a giant hunk of ham? This ham and cheese stromboli is a delicious addition to any table. Spend the extra few minutes making your own dough for a fluffy, perfectly risen stromboli base and then fill it with ham slices and a generous sprinkle of cheese.

For the Ham and Cheese Stromboli recipe, click here.

Ham and Gruyere Crepes

Ham and Gruyere Crepes
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For a top-notch Easter brunch, look no further than these crepes. The thin pancakes are a fantastic vehicle for any number of fillings, but ham and Gruyere are the ultimate combo.

For the Ham and Gruyere Crepes recipe, click here.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
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These pinwheels are one of those retro appetizers that needs to come back. All you need is tortillas, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, a packet of ranch seasoning and some good ol’ ham slices.

For the Ham and Cheese Pinwheels recipe, click here.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders
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The ham sandwich is a seriously underrated part of the Easter dinner spread. Take it to the next level with these superstar sliders. Trust us, this ain’t your mama’s sandwich.

For the Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe, click here.

Hard Boiled Egg and Ham Stuffed Biscuit

Hard Boiled Egg and Ham Stuffed Biscuit
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These stuffed biscuits are an excellent choice as both an appetizer on Easter or for a breakfast buffet. They’re also a great use for all of those hard-boiled eggs you cooked and dyed.

For the Hard Boiled Egg and Ham Stuffed Biscuit recipe, click here.

Spiral Ham Sandwich

Spiral Ham Sandwich
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Easter calls for a little something special, and classing up a classic ham sandwich might just do the trick. These spiral ham sandwiches showcase an ingredient called “cheese butter.” It’s made by whisking together room temperature butter and a soft cheese like brie or Gorgonzola until smooth and creamy.

For the Spiral Ham Sandwich recipe, click here.

Ham and Potato Crustless Quiche

Ham and Potato Crustless Quiche
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