Top 10 Baked Ham Recipes

Great Tasting Hams for Holidays Meals and Special Occasions

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...MORE 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 10
    Basting ham
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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. Diana Rattray

    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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    Baked ham with maple-mustard glaze
    Baked Ham With Maple Mustard Glaze. Annabelle Breakey/Stockbyte/Getty Images

    A simple, two-ingredient glaze makes this baked ham a snap to prepare and bake. The leftover ham makes great sandwiches or dice it and use the ham in casseroles and salads.

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    Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
    Baked Ham, Brown Sugar Glaze. 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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    Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
    Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham. Rita Maas/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    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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    Glaze ham
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    Peach Schnapps makes this ham glaze extra-peachy but feel free to substitute peach nectar or another liqueur or juice. 

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    Glazed Baked Ham
    Glazed Baked Ham. :James Baigrie/Photolibrary/Getty Images

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

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    Baked Ham With Glaze
    Baked Ham With Glaze. 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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    Beer Glazed Ham
    Baked Ham With Beer Glaze. cass greene/E+/Getty Images

    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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    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.