Try This Glazed Ham Recipe For Easter

Traditional glazed baked pork. Homemade roasted ham, on festive served Easter lunch or brunch table

Spring offers a restart and there is no better time to celebrate life than with the Easter holiday that happens this time of year. It is a wonderful time to gather with family and reflect on your blessings. Of course, when you gather with family, it is always fun to have a delicious dinner to sit down to enjoy. There are plenty of dishes to savor at Easter time, but everyone would surely agree that the star of the Easter dinner is the glazed ham. The salted meat is complemented with the sweet glaze. If you are in charge of making the ham for Easter this year, then here is a super easy recipe for glazed ham.


The best part of this recipe is that it does not require that many ingredients. In fact, all you will need for the Glazed Ham is:

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham that weighs 15-18 pounds
  • whole cloves
  • 3 cups of brown sugar
  • Half a cup of spicy brown mustard
  • One can of either Dr. Pepper or Coca-Cola
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

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You will first begin by preheating your oven to 325˚. Next with a sharp knife, you will score the ham. The scores will be in a diamond pattern that is about 1/8 of an inch deep. Then you will take your cloves and place a clove inside each diamond. You will put the ham in a large roasting pan that has a rack. Tent the ham on the rack with a piece of aluminum foil. The ham will then go in the oven where it will bake for up to two and half hours. Your ham may take longer to bake depending on the size, so be sure to read the package directions as well as keep an eye on the ham.

After the ham as baked for a while, you can begin making the glaze. In a small pot, you will cook the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and soda (the Dr. Pepper or Coke) together until it is bubbly. You will continue letting the glaze cook until it is reduced and has thickened up. This will take about 15 minutes. Once the ham has reached the two hour mark for baking, you will take the foil tent off the ham. You will cover the ham with the glaze by brushing it on and place back into the oven. You will continue brushing on the glaze every 20 minutes. The result should be a beautiful and glossy ham. When you remove the ham from the oven when it is completely done baking, you need to allow it 15-20 minutes to rest before you carve it for Easter dinner.

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