Christmas Ham Recipes

Need a glaze or just tips on how to cook your Christmas ham? See more than 50 recipes, plus photos, videos, and tips from home cooks like you.

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Baked Ham with Sweet Glaze

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This is a common recipe brought down through my family. My grandmother made it, my mother still makes it, and we all love it to pieces! It is great left over or chopped into a fresh green salad. I love this ham glaze because it is simple, easy and delicious!

Rita's Sweet Holiday Baked Ham

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This is my mom's holiday ham recipe. She would cook this easy recipe on my birthday. Made with maraschino cherries, sliced pineapples, brown sugar, honey and much more yummy ingredients. You'll love this ham dinner, and it's not just for the holidays, but great any time of year!

Honey Butter Yule Ham

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

Glazed Ham with Peach-Ginger Sauce

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A unique tangy and spicy chunky peach sauce perfectly complements traditional glazed ham for an outstanding holiday meal. Vary the amount of ginger and hot pepper to satisfy your own tastes. The Peach-Ginger sauce can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.

Apricot Brown Sugar Ham

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This succulent ham is a family favorite that I've adapted for my own tastes. This makes an amazing Easter dinner ham that complements many side dishes.

Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

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I came up with the glaze for this ham using ingredients on hand and it's the best I've ever tasted. If you have any glaze left over, you can add it to the pan drippings with a little flour or cornstarch and make a nice sauce to accompany the meat. Use the bone and ham trimmings to make soup afterwards.

Ham with Honey and Brown Sugar Glaze

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I modified this recipe from a very old cookbook (dated 1890).

Mapled Ham

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Ham with pineapples, cloves, and a sweet maple syrup sauce - it's a holiday classic!

Glazed Ham

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A raw ham is slow roasted, then seasoned with a sweet smoky sauce during the last hour to make a memorable meal with little actual work involved.

Slow Cooker Ham

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For a delicious, no-fuss ham that is juicy and good, try this slow cooker sensation with only two ingredients!

Honey Glazed Ham

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This ham tastes very much like the famous honey baked ham but costs much less, and there's no need to fight the crowds at holiday time. You can even buy the ham presliced to make it easier and more like the original. It is very good. (I do this while preparing the rest of the meal in the kitchen so that I don't forget to baste!)

Brown Sugar and Pineapple Glazed Ham

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This easy but delicious ham glaze has been a family holiday favorite for years!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Honey-Glazed Ham

"A great holiday ham glaze needs to have: wonderful flavor, a gorgeous shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room." – Chef John

Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

"I love this glaze! I couldn't stop licking the pot!" – Harmonie06

Baked Ham with Maple Glaze

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Maple syrup and wine vinegar blend to make a sweet and spicy glaze for baked ham.