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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This ham has all the flavors of a traditional Easter ham plus it’s one of the best slow cooker recipes.
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.
This easy roasted ham uses just six classic ingredients — sometimes the holidays are about the simple things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may think cherries are for desserts, but cherry preserves make a great base for this easy baked ham recipe.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easter is the unofficial kickoff of brunching season, and ham has a natural place alongside all of your classic egg recipes. Don’t believe us? Try this ham and potato crustless quiche, and pair it with more of our springtime brunch recipes perfect for Easter.
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