Move over, turkey, and make way for traditional baked Christmas ham recipes. It's easy to see why ham is a go-to choice at Christmastime - like turkey, ham requires very little fuss once it's in the oven, makes a stunning impression on a platter, and is easily sliced into individual portions. And there's nothing more heavenly than the scent of a honey-glazed, clove-studded ham as it roasts - the aroma says "holiday" the moment you step into the house. Plus, ham plays nicely with lots of different side dishes, so you can invite your family and friends to bring over all kinds of vegetables, salads, and desserts and know that the meal - like your family - will make good company.
It's easy to make a ham glaze. Give this one a try and you'll see. Simple and delicious!
Need a new ham glaze? Try this apple-mustard version. It's super easy to make.
Dried tart red cherries provide a fruity balance to this savory ham main dish recipe. If you prefer, substitute dried cranberries to add a Christmas touch.
Sometimes, the simplest recipes are really the best, as demonstrated by this stellar baked ham. With only 3 ingredients -- rich, dark rum, sweet, refreshing pineapple, and tangy dry mustard -- this incredible glaze delivers unbelievable flavor, without any fuss. Set this recipe aside, because it is sure to become your go-to for every holiday season.
Few holiday meats are easier to cook than a ham. Just season and let it bake.
Make the brown sugar and orange juice glaze and prepare the ham in just 15 minutes. Then relax while it bakes in the oven.
Sweet plum jam, tart pomegranate juice, and salty-savory Dijon-style mustard form one of the prettiest, most delicious shiny glazes to ever hit a ham. This same glaze is wonderful to keep on hand for brushing on grilled chicken, too.
Brown sugar and red-wine vinegar glaze this traditional Easter ham. Mint lends coolly aromatic appeal.
Ham and cheese are rolled into this homemade rye bread, which goes great with soup.
Cherry and apricot preserves flavor this home-style smoked ham. It's perfect for holiday meals.
Roasted spiral-sliced ham is already holiday-worthy dish, but the raspberry-orange glaze really makes this recipe stand out.
Need a holiday recipe that's quick and easy? This is it! The prep time for this spectacular ham is just 15 minutes.
Make your traditional baked ham for Easter dinner with a new sweet glaze. This recipe gives you a choice of plum, maple-pecan, or cranberry.
The pretty berry sauce makes this ham recipe a good one for Easter or other spring celebrations.
Refrigerated biscuits make a perfect crust for this colorful brunch dish.
A coat of cumin and garlic give this ham savory back notes while its sweet, mustardy glaze provides and enticing counterpoint. For best flavor, be sure to use pure maple syrup -- not maple-flavor pancake syrup -- for glaze making. It's expensive, but worth it.