Top 13 Baked Ham Recipes

Great Tasting Hams for Holidays Meals and Special Occasions


 The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

Here are 13 great-tasting baked hams, perfect for your Easter or Christmas 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 13

    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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    Dr. Pepper Ham

    Dr. Pepper ham on a serving platter

     The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Similar to a cola-glazed ham, this Dr. Pepper ham recipe is made with orange juice cooked down with the soda to form a thick syrup before being mixed with brown sugar and Dijon mustard. You don't have to be a Dr. Pepper fan to like this dish.

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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
    Jackson Vereen/Getty Images

    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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    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 ham 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

    Jack Daniels glazed ham recipe

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

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