Easter Ham Recipes

Our 4 Best Easter Ham Recipes Complete Guide

A serving of delicious gammon just isn’t the same on Easter Sunday. We have the gammon for you, whether you’re looking for a dulcet bourbon-glazed version or something a little spicier. Discover award-winning recipes including distinctive glazes and sides that will provide every guest with a delicious meal. Ten of our best recipes for Easter gammon are included here.

1. Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Ham

This recipe for Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Spiral Ham is quite tasty because the roasted jalapenos add a spicy note that balances the sweetness of the blackberries, honey, and brown sugar.

Easter Ham Recipes
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs 13 mins
  • Additional Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 43 mins
  • Servings: 24
  • Yield: 1 12-pound ham


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 12 ounces frozen blackberries
  • ¼ cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 (12-pound) spiral-sliced, fully-cooked smoked ham


  1. Preheat the oven’s grill to high and position the oven rack approximately 6 inches over the heat source. Jalapeño peppers should be put on a baking pan.
  2. For 8 to 10 minutes, or until the skin that covers the jalapenos is sizzling and blackened, broil in the preheated oven, rotating the peppers every 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Take the jalapeño peppers out of the oven and put them in a plastic bag that can be sealed; let it sit for five to ten minutes. Remove the jalapeño peppers from the bag with care, then leave them until they are manageable. Remove the blackened peel from the jalapeño peppers, cut them open, take out the seeds, and chop them.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the jalapeño peppers, blackberries, water, honey, brown sugar, orange juice, orange-flavored liqueur, garlic, and orange zest. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn down the heat to a simmer for a further five to ten minutes, or until the glaze has thickened and shrunk in size. Using a potato masher, mash the glaze until the blackberry fruit is broken down. Take the pot off of the hob.
  5. Drop the oven’s temperature to 325 F, or 165 C. After putting the gammon in a roasting pan & brushing it with some glaze, loosely cover it with aluminum foil.
  6. For approximately three hours, or until a thermometer that can be instantaneously read put into the center reaches no fewer than 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), bake in the hot oven, basting with icing every 20 minutes. After taking the gammon out of the oven, brush it with additional glaze. After ten minutes, let it stand before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Total Fat  42g54%
  • Saturated Fat  15g75%
  • Cholesterol  127mg42%
  • Sodium  2917mg127%
  • Total Carbohydrate  11g4%
  • Dietary Fiber  1g3%
  • Total Sugars  9g
  • Protein  42g84%
  • Vitamin C  84mg94%
  • Calcium  26mg2%
  • Iron  2mg10%
  • Potassium  744mg16%

The 2,000-calorie diet is the basis for the percent daily values. Depending on how many calories you require each day, your figures may be greater or lower.

** Not all ingredients have nutrient information accessible. The amount is determined by the available nutritional data.

(-) This nutrient does not yet have any information available. Before making this dish for your use, please check with your physician or qualified dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

2. Honey Glazed Ham

There’s no need to battle the crowds during the holidays with this honey-glazed ham, which tastes just as good but is significantly less expensive than the well-known honey-baked ham. To make things quicker and more like the original, you may even get the gammon already sliced. It’s excellent. To remember to bast, I make this in the kitchen as I’m cooking the remaining components of the meal.

Best Easter Ham
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Servings: 15

A honey-glazed gammon is a great option for any occasion, or even simply for a lovely dinner you’re treating yourself to. This uncomplicated meal looks impressive on the day it’s served and is made for everyone in the dining area.

Honey-Glazed Ham Ingredients

Just five ingredients are needed to make this highly recommended honey-glazed gammon recipe:

  • Cloves: Aromatic whole cloves add a warm, spicy-sweet flavor.
  • Butter: Butter adds and helps retain moisture, resulting in a juicy honey-baked ham that’s impossible to resist.
  • Honey: Of course, you’ll need honey. Pro-tip: Spray your measuring cup with cooking spray so the honey slides out easily.
  • Ham: This recipe calls for one 5-pound ready-to-eat ham. If your ham is larger or smaller, you’ll need to adjust the recipe.
  • Corn Syrup: Dark corn syrup adds more flavor and contributes to caramelization. Some reviewers suggest substituting brown sugar or using a combination of corn syrup and brown sugar.

How to Make Honey-Glazed Ham

The complete, step-by-step recipe is provided below, but before you cook this honey-glazed gammon recipe, here’s what to expect:

Score (or make crisscross cuts) the ham with a sharp knife. Evenly stud the ham with the cloves. To make the glaze, heat the butter, honey and corn syrup in a double boiler. Drizzle the gammon with glaze and bake it in a pan lined with foil for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, brushing it with glaze approximately every fifteen minutes. Before taking the gammon out of the oven, broil it for a few minutes.

What to Serve With Honey-Glazed Ham

Traditional sides like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes go well with honey-glazed gammon. However, you could serve it with whatever you choose! Seeking some delectable ideas? See our selections of 30 Side Dishes for Your Holiday Ham Dinner and the Best Side Dishes to Serve with Ham All Year Long.

How to Store Honey-Glazed Ham

The remaining honey-glazed gammon can be kept in the fridge for up to five days when stored in an airtight container. It can be eaten cold or warmed up in a microwave or oven.

Can You Freeze Honey-Glazed Ham?

Indeed, homemade honey-glazed gammon freezes well. Tightly wrap any leftovers in foil (into serving-sized amounts). For at least six weeks, freeze. Overnight in the fridge will help it thaw.


  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 2 cups honey
  • ¼ cup whole cloves
  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 (5 pound) ready-to-eat ham


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Score the gammon and use all of the cloves to stud. Place gammon in the pan with foil lining.
  3. Heat the butter, honey, and corn syrup in the upper portion of a double boiler. When baking the ham, keep the glaze warm.
  4. Drizzle the gammon with glaze, then bake it in the already-heated oven for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  5. Every ten to fifteen minutes, baste the ham in the honey glaze. To caramelize the glaze, turn on the grill during the final 4 to 5 minutes of baking. Before serving, take it out of the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

3. Cola Easter Ham

I was itching to give an innovative Easter gammon recipe a try. I was overjoyed with my unusual-sounding yet delicious recipe’s outcome! After tasting it, our friends and family were raving and demanding the recipe.

Cola Easter Ham
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Additional Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Yield: 1 8-pound ham


  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 (8 pound) boneless ham
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounces) can of sliced pineapple, drained with juice reserved
  • 1 (12 fluid ounces) can or bottle cola-flavored carbonated beverage


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Score the ham diagonally, approximately an inch apart, using a knife. Put the gammon in a big roasting pan and coat it completely with brown sugar. (If some sugar spills into the pan, that’s acceptable.)
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the sugar starts to melt off the gammon. Take the ham out of the oven and add the reserved pineapple juice, cola, and grape juice to the pan. Re-enter the oven after basting the ham with the cola mixture.
  4. Continue basting for almost two hours, every 20 minutes. Halve the pineapple rings. After taking the ham out of the oven, place the pineapple rings onto the drippings. After giving the gammon ten minutes or so to rest, slice it and serve it with the pineapple and sauce.

4. Chef John’s Honey-Glazed Ham

This whole gammon recipe has a glaze that sounds amazing, looks amazing, and has a crispy, crisp crust that you can hear from across the room. All those qualities are abundant in this simple glazing

Chef John's Honey-Glazed Ham

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2 hrs 35 mins

Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins

Servings: 16

Yield: 1 glazed ham


  • 2 whole star anise
  • ¾ cup water, or as needed
  • 1 (7 pounds) country-style ham
  • 12 whole cloves, or more to taste


  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Get the ham ready: In a roasting pan, add water, cloves, and star anise. After inserting a roasting rack into the pan, arrange the gammon on it. Cut slashes across the top of the gammon, 1/4 inch deep, 1/2 inch apart, lengthwise, and across.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. As the ham bakes, prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk in brown sugar, nectar, mustard, vinegar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth and thick.
  5. Drizzle the ham with glaze. Bake the ham for a further two hours and ten minutes, coating it with glaze every twenty minutes, or until the glaze is deep golden until the ham has heated through. When the center of the gammon is inserted, an instant-read thermometer should read at least 145 degreess Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius).
  6. Run a kitchen torch over the ham until the glaze is crispy and caramelized, 2 to 5 minutes.

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