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A glazed Easter ham on a platter garnished with herbs and apples.

Easter Ham

This Easter ham recipe is a spiral cut ham coated in a homemade sweet and savory glaze, then baked to perfection. An easy dish that produces perfect results each and every time!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 408kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 lb bone in spiral cut ham
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • cooking spray
  • fruit and herbs for garnish optional


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Add the butter, brown sugar, honey, orange juice, mustard, cinnamon and nutmeg to a pot. Place the pot over medium heat.
  • Bring the pot to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until glaze looks syrupy and has just started to thicken.
  • Place the ham in the prepared pan and pour half of the glaze over it. Cover the ham with foil. Reserve the remaining glaze for later use.
  • Bake the ham for 2 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven and uncover the ham.
  • Pour the remaining glaze over the ham. If the glaze has started to harden, you can microwave it for about 30 seconds to loosen it back up.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the ham, uncovered, in the oven. Bake for another 15 minutes or until glaze is caramelized and browned.
  • Transfer the ham to a serving platter and garnish with fresh herbs and fruit if desired. Spoon pan drippings over the ham. Slice the ham, then serve and enjoy.



  1. If you don't have a spiral cut ham, use a sharp knife to score the top of your ham in a diamond shaped pattern so the glaze can soak in.
  2. The glaze will start to harden as it cools, this is normal. You can reheat the glaze in the microwave for 30 seconds if needed to loosen it back up to pour over the ham.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 373mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.2mg