Top 12 Baked Ham Recipes

Great Tasting Hams for Holidays Meals and Special Occasions

Instant Pot ham dinner with pineapple.
Diana Rattray

Here are ten great tasting baked hams, perfect for your Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving dinner, or for any festive family feast.

Most of these recipes call for a fully cooked ham. A fully cooked ham can be enjoyed in sandwiches and recipes without further cooking, but heating improves the flavor and texture. If you aren't using a glaze and simply want to heat the ham, the packaging should have instructions for reheating the ham to a temperature of 140 F. Take a look at these easy instructions for heating a fully cooked ham.

A fresh ham must be cooked to 145 F. Whether it is fresh or fully cooked, if your ham was not packaged by a USDA inspected plant, the ham must be heated to at least 165 F.

  • 01 of 12

    Ham with Beer Glaze

    Sliced ham on a platter with pineapple.
    Diana Rattray

    This ham is baked with a flavorful brown sugar and beer glaze. Feel free to substitute cola or ginger ale for the beer. Or use a non-alcohol beer.

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    Ham With Cola and Maple Glaze

    A ham dinner.
    Diana Rattray

    Cola and maple syrup jazz up this tasty ham glaze. This is a delicious glaze to use on your holiday dinner ham. 

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    Instant Pot Baked Ham

    Instant Pot ham dinner with pineapple.
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot—or electric pressure cooker—can be a lifesaver if your oven and stovetop are being used for other dishes. And it is an excellent option if you need a main dish in a hurry. This Instant Pot baked ham includes a delicious pineapple glaze and sauce.

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    Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

    brown sugar glazed baked ham
    Claire Cohen

    This ham is glazed with a flavorful combination of maple syrup and apple juice, along with a little mustard and brown sugar.

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    Crock Pot Pineapple Glazed Ham

    ham with pineapple
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    This crock pot ham is another way to cook a ham when the oven is filled with other dishes. Whether for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner, this is an excellent choice.

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    Baked Ham with Sweet Bourbon-Mustard Glaze

    Ham Basting

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    A combination of honey, molasses, orange juice, mustard, and bourbon flavor this succulent baked ham. The ham is basted several times as it bakes. Enjoy the leftover ham in a breakfast casserole or in this roasted potato dish.

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    Orange Glazed Ham

    Orange glazed ham on a platter.
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    Use a boneless canned ham or fully cooked smoked ham in this easy recipe. The ham is glazed with a simple, lightly spiced mixture of mustard, marmalade, and spices. 

    Part of the glaze mixture is combined with raisins for a flavorful sauce.

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    Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

    Glazed spiral sliced ham on a platter.
    The Spruce

    This spiral sliced ham is baked to perfection with a fabulous honey, brown sugar, and mustard glaze. Add this easy baked ham to your Easter or Christmas dinner menu.

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  • 09 of 12

    Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

    Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
    Diana Rattray

    This nicely seasoned, popular baked ham is flavored with a brown sugar glaze. It's a wonderful ham to serve for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner. The sweet-sour glaze is lightly spiced with cinnamon.

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    Baked Ham Slices With Pineapple Sauce

    ham slices with pineapple sauce and raisins

     Diana Rattray

    This is the perfect ham recipe if you are cooking for a small family or for two. The ham slices are baked with a pineapple and raisin sauce.

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    Baked Ham With Pineapple

    Baked ham with pineapple rings.
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    This is a classic baked smoked picnic with pineapple, brown sugar, honey, and cloves. Dice leftover baked ham and add it to potato soup or a hearty pasta casserole.

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    Jack Daniel's Glazed Ham

    Glazed Baked Ham

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    Jack Daniel's Whiskey, brown sugar, orange zest, and spices gussy up this delicious baked ham.