Christmas Hams That Will Make You Rethink Everything

Christmas Hams that Will Make You Rethink Everything

Once considered a holiday staple, the traditional Christmas ham has fallen to the wayside in favor of other holiday favorites like roasts, lasagna, and turkey.

Bacon-Wrapped Ham with Pineapple-Agave Glaze

Double the pork means double the deliciousness. Perfect for the paleo devotee or avid pork enthusiast, this ham packs a punch of flavor; super-sweet pineapple-agave glaze balances out the doubly savory ham. Click here to see the recipe.

Boiled Ham

Because you've always wanted to learn how hams were cooked in Victorian England. This recipe comes from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, published in 1861, which describes how to boil and serve a ham properly. It still works today. Click here to see the recipe.

Baked Ham with Wheat Germ Crust

Don't get scared off because it sounds healthy. This simple baked ham gets a protein-packed punch from a wheat germ crunch. Serve with a tangy apple cider-Dijon mustard sauce. Click here to see the recipe.

Chipotle Glazed Ham with Cherry-Jicama Salsa

Almost as good as the Mexican vacation you couldn't take this year, this smoky-sweet ham is served with crunchy jicama salsa on the side. Pretend you're eating it in the shade under some palm trees. Click here to see the recipe.

Double-Smoked Spiral Ham with Blackberry Bourbon Glaze

Pecan wood lends a slightly sweet, smoky flavor to spiral ham, while blackberry bourbon glaze brings in a kick of sweet and spicy notes. Click here to see the recipe.

Garlic-Roasted Picnic Ham

This is the Italian-style roasted ham that dreams are made of. Season the ham with a flavorful rub including salt, garlic, lemon zest, rosemary, sage, and fennel. Pray for leftovers and make a sandwich on crusty Italian bread. Click here to see the recipe.

Ham with Marmalade Bourbon Glaze

Bourbon and ham go together like peas and carrots, and this recipe showcases the match beautifully. A stupidly simple four-ingredient glaze is too easy and flavorful to pass up. Click here to see the recipe.

Perfect Roast Holiday Ham

This is the best version of the classic honey-glazed ham from your childhood. Stunningly simple, this ham hits all of the holiday flavors with whole cloves, cinnamon, allspice, honey, orange juice, lemon juice, and ginger ale. Click here to see the recipe.

Raspberry-Mustard Glazed Ham

Make the glaze for this recipe with pantry ingredients you already have; almost any jam you have on hand will make a great substitute if you don't have raspberry. Click here to see the recipe.