17 Recipes for the Best Easter Ham Ever

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The wonderful gift of this dish is the flavor of the ham next to that of the bacon. While they're seemingly similar cuts, when you experience them side by side you'll experience the subtle variances in taste and texture.

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Baked Ham With Wheat Germ Crust

If you find the pre-seasoned store-bought hams too salty, try this fresh ham recipe that is full of flavor, seasoned with fresh herbs and garlic and crusted with wheat germ.

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Boiled Ham

This very simple preparation that dates back to the mid-19th century requires a salt-cured bone-in smoked ham that is prepared with breadcrumbs and simply garnished with parsley.

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Chipotle-Glazed Ham With Cherry-Jicama Salsa

This ham recipe from Rick Bayless still has that characteristic sweet and salty ham taste, but with a Mexican twist.

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Coca-Cola Glazed Ham

Try this alternative to honey baked ham that uses the classic soft drink to balance sweetness with acidity.

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Double Smoked Easter Ham

What's better than a smoked ham for Easter Sunday? How about a double smoked ham that's been ramped up with a little peach-ginger injection and a peach finishing glaze?

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Double-Smoked Spiral Ham With Blackberry Bourbon Glaze

This blackberry bourbon glazed ham has a sweet and smoky Southern barbecue flavor that is simply hard to resist.

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Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Picnic Ham

Use the shank end of a fresh pork leg - also called a fresh ham - because the dark and white meat and the connective tissue offer a robust pork flavor. Ask your butcher to score the fat for you - it'll keep it from curling up.

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Ham With Marmalade Bourbon Glaze

A spiral-cut ham gets a brushed-on marmalade-bourbon glaze just before it's finished roasting for a picture-perfect holiday main dish.

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Honey Whiskey Clove-Glazed Ham

This honey and bourbon-glazed ham is scented with the warming spice of cloves for a flavorful ham that tastes both sweet and spiced.

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Honey-Glazed Fresh Ham

While the moist, pink meat that's been cured and then glazed and baked is what most of us think of as "ham," fresh, uncured ham is another great option for holiday dining. Sold as either bone-in or boneless, a fresh ham is a rump cut that can be cooked much like a pork roast, but glazed like a traditional honey-baked ham.For the Honey-Glazed Fresh Ham recipe, click here.

 

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Maple-Vanilla Ham

The sweetly scented vanilla and maple syrup complement the natural saltiness of the cured ham for this picture-perfect bone-in ham recipe.

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Perfect Roast Holiday Ham

The citrus glaze and Dijon mustard come together to create the perfect combination of flavors for this roasted ham recipe.

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Raspberry-Mustard Glazed Ham

This ham recipe from Weight Watchers is a delicious indulgence that won't ruin your diet. Plus, the raspberry and mustard glaze makes for a sweet and tangy finished ham.

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Roasted Whole Ham With Orange Honey Glaze

This ham recipe couldn't be simpler. Top a pre-cooked ham with the sweet honey and orange glaze, warm, and serve.

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Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar and Honey Ham

Running short on time? Your Easter feast doesn't have to suffer with this ham recipe that can be made in your slow-cooker.

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Slow-Cooker Harvest Ham Supper

Layer your vegetables in your slow cooker alongside the boneless ham for an easy Easter ham that will finish cooking while you do whatever else you like - run your morning errands perhaps, or contemplate the ultimate ranking of popular Easter candies from worst to best.For the Slow-Cooker Harvest Ham Supper recipe, click here.

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