Glazed Easter Ham

Pick your glaze and tuck this holiday ham into the oven. Glaze options include versions with Irish stout, lemon curd and mustard, and apricot preserves.

Glazed Easter Ham
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 8 pound fully-cooked boneless ham

  • 1 recipe Holiday Glaze

  • 1 recipe Mint and Lemon Sprinkle (optional)

Mint and Lemon Sprinkle

  • ½ cup snipped fresh mint

  • 1 tablespoon shredded lemon peel

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Lemon-mustard Glaze

  • ½ cup lemon curd

  • ¼ cup Dijon-style mustard

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Stout Glaze

  • ½ cup Irish stout or apple cider

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup butter

Apricot-cherry glaze

  • ½ cup apricot preserves

  • ½ cup cherry preserves

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Peach-pineapple Glaze

  • 1 8 can crushed pineapple, undrained

  • ½ cup peach preserves

  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center. Bake in 325 degrees F oven 2-14 to 2-34 hours or until thermometer registers 140 degrees F. Brush ham with desired Holiday Glaze during last 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with Mint and Lemon Sprinkle. Makes 10 to 12 (3-ounce servings) plus leftovers.

Mint and Lemon Sprinkle

  1. Combine mint, lemon peel, and garlic.

Lemon-mustard Glaze

  1. In a bowl stir together lemon curd, mustard, and garlic. Makes 3/4 cup glaze.

Stout Glaze

  1. In a saucepan combine stout or apple cider, honey, and butter. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Makes 3/4 cup glaze.

Apricot-cherry glaze

  1. In a bowl stir together apricot preserves, cherry preserves, and lemon juice. Makes 1 cup glaze.

Peach-pineapple Glaze

  1. In a saucepan combine the undrained pineapple, peach preserves, cider vinegar, and ground ginger. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Makes 1-14 cups glaze.

Test Kitchen Tip:

If your ham weighs more than 8 pounds, cover it loosely with foil during the first 1 hour of roasting. This will prevent it from drying out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
8g Fat
6g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 1146mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 247mg 5%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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