This Easter, when you gather with friends, family and loved ones, you are sure to share a special meal. One of the most popular dishes for Easter is ham. A traditional baked ham is easy to prepare and is a perfect centerpiece for any Easter table. There are many different ways to prepare a ham, depending on your taste preferences. Some popular options include glazed ham, pineapple and brown sugar glazed ham, and honey baked ham. These dishes are often served with sides like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh spring salad. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try making a ham with a spicy mustard and apricot glaze or a bourbon and brown sugar glaze. Whatever recipe you choose, a delicious ham is sure to be the star of your Easter meal.
The secret to making the best holiday ham lies in the glaze. While not necessary, a tangy, sweet, and sticky glaze can transform an ordinary ham into a flavorful centerpiece for your Easter dinner. For a simple yet delicious glaze, combine Dr Pepper, mustard, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. This easy extra step can make a major difference in taste and appearance, giving your ham a glossy and lacquered finish that is perfect for the occasion.
When it comes to choosing the right ham for your Easter dinner, it’s best to go for a fully-cooked, bone-in ham that is not spiral cut. Shank-end hams are a popular choice and stay juicy in the oven. It’s important to calculate how much ham per person you’ll need before ordering from the butcher to ensure you have enough for everyone. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating a mouthwatering holiday ham that will impress your guests and become a family favorite for years to come.
Try one of our 5 favorite Easter ham recipes:
Glazed Easter Ham. The secret to this one is brown sugar and Dr Pepper. RECIPE
Juicy Easter Ham. Brown sugar and pineapple round out this traditional ham. RECIPE
Maple-Peach Glazed Ham. Easy to make with armalade, maple syrup and orange juice. RECIPE
Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce. baked version with a succulent cherry sauce . RECIPE
Country Ham and Potatoes. Rustic, potatoes and ham cook in one skillet, so clean-up is easy. RECIPE