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This Easter Ham is loaded with sweet and savory flavor and cooks perfect every time. Make this spiral ham for your holiday dinner for an easy and delicious dish.

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Having friends and family to celebrate the Easter holiday is a must every year. I always make this Easter Ham because it cooks easily in the oven and prep time is minimal.

Baked ham is always made for all of our holiday dinners. Make sure to check out our Christmas Ham Recipe and our Best Thanksgiving Ham Recipes for other delicious variations.

Why This Recipe Works

This spiral ham is easy to make in a roasting pan. The delicious glaze that is poured over the top gives the spiral cut ham so much flavor while keeping it juicy. You will love the sweet and savory flavors for an impressive ham recipe.

This ham is perfect to serve for Easter dinner or anytime of the year. Add your favorite side dishes for a complete meal idea.

Easter Ham Ingredients

Easter ham ingredients - bone in smoked ham, apple juice, brown sugar, mustard, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Bone-in Smoked Ham
  • Apple Juice
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Whole Grain Mustard
  • Ground Cloves
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg

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Variations Ideas

  • Ham – Feel free to use this sauce over different types of pre cooked ham of which you prefer.
  • Brown Sugar Glaze – The glaze can be made with a variety of ingredients. Feel free to substitute the whole grain mustard with Dijon Mustard. Use apple cider vinegar or pineapple juice instead of apple juice. You can even add in honey, maple syrup or molasses.

Step by Step Instructions

Pouring apple juice over ham in a roasting pan

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place bone-in ham cut-side down in a baking dish just large enough to fit it. Add ½ cup apple juice to the bottom of the dish.

Combine the glaze in a bowl with a whisk

Step 2 – In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, mustard, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Basting the ham on a roasting pan

Step 3 – Brush glaze all over the ham, coating completely. Pour remaining ½ cup apple juice into the bottom of the dish around the ham.

Baked Easter Ham on a roasting ham

Step 4 – Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake for about 2 hours, basting with juices every 30 minutes. Remove foil and broil ham for 5-7 minutes to caramelize ham glaze.

  • Step 5 – Remove from the oven and tent with foil for 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy! 

Recipe Tips

  • Basting Ham – Basting every 30 minutes ensures even glaze coverage and moisture retention. I highly recommend not skipping this important step.
  • Broil Ham – Giving the ham a quick run under the hot broiler at the end gives the glaze a chance to caramelize and get all golden and crispy.
  • Rest Ham – Letting rest wrapped in foil before slicing allows juices to redistribute evenly. Don’t skip this step either.
  • Cooking Ham – Depending on the ham that you choose, it is fully cooked. The ham will need to be warmed until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Use a meat thermometer for best results.
Slice ham on a platter with slice applies and fresh herbs

Serving Suggestions

We love to serve with Easter Ham Recipe with all the classics. With these easy Easter Side Dishes it makes our Easter dinner complete and I usually plan a pot luck style meal.

Here are some of our Holiday meal favorites.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Ham Do You Cook Per Person?

We usually plan on serving about ¾ pound of bone in ham per person. This allows for you to have leftover ham.

How to Use Leftover ham?

Holiday ham is even better with these 25 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes. This ham can easily be diced to put in casseroles, make ham omelets or make a ham sandwich.

How to Store Leftovers

Store you leftover ham in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze leftover Easter ham Recipe. Slice the ham and place in a freezer safe container or zip lock bag. Freeze the ham for up to 3 months.

Close up image of slice ham with a large fork

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Easter Ham

5 from 2 votes
This Easter Ham is loaded with sweet and savory flavor and cooks perfect every time. Make this spiral ham for your holiday dinner for an easy and delicious dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 828

Ingredients

  • 5-7 pounds bone-in smoked ham
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place ham cut-side down in a baking dish just large enough to fit it. Add 1?2 cup apple juice to the bottom of the dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, mustard, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Brush glaze all over the ham, coating completely.
  • Pour remaining ½ cup apple juice into the bottom of the dish around the ham.
  • Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake for about 2 hours, basting with juices every 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and broil ham for 5-7 minutes to caramelize glaze.
  • Remove from the oven and tent with foil for 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Basting every 30 minutes ensures even glaze coverage and moisture retention. I highly recommend not skipping this important step!
Giving the ham a quick run under the hot broiler at the end gives the glaze a chance to caramelize and get all golden and crispy.
Letting rest wrapped in foil before slicing allows juices to redistribute evenly. Don’t skip this step either.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 828kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 69g, Fat 53g, Saturated Fat 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 25g, Trans Fat 0.001g, Cholesterol 197mg, Sodium 3807mg, Potassium 955mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 3IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 39mg, Iron 3mg

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