Pass the Ham

Serve a holiday main dish guaranteed to garner rave reviews.

  • Cherries Jubilee-Black Pepper Glazed Ham
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Cherries Jubilee-Black Pepper Glazed Ham

    We baked this ham at a low temperature—275°—which made it juicier and more tender than a higher temperature would have yielded.

  • Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham
    Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Sweet-Hot Plum-Glazed Ham

    Slice into a spicy-sweet main dish glazed with a vibrant mixture of plum preserves, crushed red pepper, citrus juices, and honey. Garnish with fresh tropical fruits like pineapple and kiwi to signal guests that this is no ordinary ham.
  • Gingersnap-Crusted Ham with Apricot-Mustard Sauce
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Gingersnap-Crusted Ham with Apricot-Mustard Sauce

    Serve a entrée with a crisp bite and a sweet sauce. A gingersnap crust, made from crushed cookies and brown sugar, adheres to the apricot preserve and Dijon mustard glaze. Pair with a five-minute sauce, made with Marsala wine, for an easy and elegant dish.
  • Honeycomb Spiral Ham
    Photo: Jean Allsopp

    Honeycomb Spiral Ham

    Guests are sure to love the hint of sweetness the honey and dried cranberries add to this savory smoked ham. Serve with honeycomb tucked between the slices for top-notch presentation, or simply garnish with orange zest and rosemary.
  • Ham with Bourbon-Peach Glaze
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Ham with Bourbon-Peach Glaze

    To bump up the presentation of your main dish, score the outside of the ham in a diamond pattern and stud with cloves before baking. It looks beautiful and provides welcome nooks and crannies for the peach glaze to hide.
  • Apricot and Sherry-Glazed Ham
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Apricot and Sherry-Glazed Ham

    Cooking a large ham doesn't take much longer than cooking a smaller-sized one, plus you're left with a plateful of delicious leftovers perfect for the next-day breakfast or easy lunches. Bake this ham over a water bath to keep it moist, and baste with the decadent sherry glaze every 30 minutes.
  • Citrus-Glazed Ham

    Citrus-Glazed Ham

    Like any good cut of meat, ham needs to rest when you take it out of the oven. This citrus-infused dish stands for about fifteen minutes before serving. While you wait, savor the tart smell of the cloves mixed with orange-flavored soft drink that is sure to fill your kitchen.
  • Fresh Ham with Cloves and Grilled Pineapple
    Jim Franco

    Fresh Ham with Cloves and Grilled Pineapple

    Pineapple is a natural pair with ham and is often found on favorite pizzas and Hawaiian-themed dishes year-round. Bring the warm, fragrant dish to the table this year and pump up the flavor by adding fresh rosemary and sage to the ham before baking.
  • Simple Baked Ham
    Randy Mayor

    Simple Baked Ham

    If you're a ham beginner, start with a simple five-ingredient recipe that pairs with any side on your table. Start the night before and let the ham soak in water for 24 hours before cooking, then cook in a water bath of apple juice. Baste with brown sugar and Dijon mustard during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Baked Ham with Bourbon Glaze
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins

    Baked Ham with Bourbon Glaze

    When your stovetop is full, turn to this top-rated recipe for a microwave-friendly molasses-and-honey glaze. Reserve the drippings and cook them in a saucepan just before serving for a delicious bourbon ham sauce.
  • Blackberry-Mustard Glazed Ham

    Blackberry-Mustard Glazed Ham

    Four ingredients are all you need to prepare this five-star ham. Our users raved, calling it a "big hit," "a WINNER," and "one of the best tasting hams" ever tasted.
  • Classic Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Classic Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze

    Bake this ham for about two to two-and-a-half hours (about 20 minutes per pound), basting with the ham's juices. Add a glaze in the final minutes of baking and watch carefully—the glaze should brown but not burn.
  • Brown Sugar and Spice-Crusted Ham
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Brown Sugar and Spice-Crusted Ham

    Give your ham a tender-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside treatment with a sweet and savory rub made with brown sugar, cumin, allspice, and cinnamon. Brush with a honey-citrus mixture in the final minutes of baking to add a hint of sweetness to the main dish.
  • Red-Currant-Pomegranate Glazed Ham
    Photo: Kate Sears

    Red-Currant-Pomegranate Glazed Ham

    This holiday-ready ham calls for just five ingredients (ham included!) to create a mouthwatering, flavorful main dish. As a bonus, this ham cooks in a slow-cooker, freeing up your oven for savory side dishes and dessert.

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