Honey Ham Recipes

The sweetness of honey mingles perfectly with salty ham in these recipes perfect for Easter, Christmas, Sunday dinner, and weeknight meals.

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Honey-Orange Glazed Ham

Rating: 4.81 stars
Perfect recipe for a holiday ham. I use it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Very sweet and easy to make!

Honey Butter Yule Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars
The ham yields a moist, sweet taste. The honey butter baste makes it extra right.

Ham with Honey and Brown Sugar Glaze

Rating: 4.66 stars
I modified this recipe from a very old cookbook (dated 1890).

Holiday Honey Ham Glaze

Rating: 4.71 stars
I created this glaze this past Thanksgiving holiday to cover a ham. My usual recipe called for brown sugar which I neglected to buy when doing my holiday grocery shopping. In my compromise, I created a glaze so amazing it would be a crime not to share it with the world.

Chef John's Honey-Glazed Ham

Rating: 4.93 stars
A great holiday ham glaze needs to have three things: wonderful flavor, gorgeous, shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room. I'm happy to report this easy-to-make glaze has all those things in abundance.

Homemade Deviled Ham Sandwiches

Rating: 4.6 stars
You will never again buy a ham spread product after tasting this recipe. Use your mini chopper or food processor to whip up a large or small batch. Easily modified for personal tastes, but try it once as written - it is delicious - AND - it's low-fat too! Make delicious sandwiches on your choice of bread with a thin coat of mayo, sliced bread and butter pickles, and a generous layer of Deviled Ham. Men and kids love these.

Open-Faced Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 4 stars
This delicious open-faced sandwich - topped with a fried egg - will knock your socks off! If desired, drizzle with sriracha sauce for a little extra flavor and a little kick.

Slow-Cooked Honey-Glazed Ham

The secret of this tender honey-baked ham is slow cooking. I start it in a low temp oven around 6 p.m. the night before if used for breakfast. If used for dinner, it can be started later in the evening, turned off and restarted the next morning. Don't use a spiral-sliced ham because it will dry out.

Grilled Havarti and Ham

Rating: 5 stars
This grilled cheese uses creamy plain Havarti, honey ham slices, and spinach on potato bread.

Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Ham

Rating: 4.67 stars
Made this for several holidays and it's always a big hit. Not only is it simple, fast, and easy to put together, but it's perfect for a busy weekday. I turn on the slow cooker before I leave for work and it's ready when we get home. Very moist and tender, feeds a crowd!

Ham Bagels With Honey Mustard Cream Cheese

Rating: 4.35 stars
This is a great twist on a sandwich; the honey blends well with everything and gives it a bit of a sweet taste.

Honey-Baked Spiral Ham in the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.33 stars
The tastiest spiral ham ever made in the slow cooker.

Inspiration and Ideas

Apple Bacon Wraps

Rating: Unrated
Apple, bacon, and deli meat wrapped in a tortilla. This recipe is the invention of the resourcefulness of my husband and a family favorite.

Instant Pot® Honey-Sriracha Glazed Ham

Rating: Unrated
Change things up by adding some heat to your honey-glazed ham. Just a few minutes of your time and you can walk away while your Instant Pot® or multi-functional pressure cooker does the rest.

Leftover Ham Compote

Rating: 2.5 stars

This is a recipe that uses leftover ham. Serve over hot, cooked couscous.