Baked Ham is something I make almost every holiday including Easter and Christmas! I usually cook Christmas dinner twice, once for my husband’s side of the family and once for us. The first dinner is a turkey so we always have ham for our own Christmas dinner. To be honest, my kids absolutely LOVE ham and they prefer it over turkey any day of the week!
If you’ve been wondering how to cook a ham, don’t worry… it’s not difficult at all!! You will love this easy baked ham for any holiday or even just for Sunday dinner!
I personally don’t like spiral cut ham (if you prefer it, by all means you can use it in this recipe) and when buying ham, I always buy a bone in ham pre-cooked ham. I find I get the juiciest results with a bone in ham (plus you can use it in ham soup later)! Using a sharp knife, you will cut diagonal lines in the ham and this will allow the delicious marinade to seep in!
Our favorite sides to serve along this recipe include:
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Apple Glazed Baked Ham
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- 1 bone in pre-cooked ham (approx 8-10 lbs)
- 1/3 cup apple jelly
- 2 tablespoons butter , softened
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 cup white wine (or apple juice)
- 2 granny smith apples
- Remove ham from packaging and using a sharp knife, score the ham diagonally about every 3/4". Repeat scoring the opposite way creating a diamond shape.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Slice apples and place in the bottom of a large roasting pan.
- Melt apple jelly in the microwave. Stir in butter until melted and finally stir in dijon mustard.
- Brush half of the mustard mixture over the ham. Pour wine or apple juice in the bottom of the pan
- Bake uncovered as directed on the package (time will vary based on size).
- Half way through, remove ham from the oven and brush on remaining glaze.
- Remove from oven, allow ham to rest 15 minutes. Slice ham and pour any pan juices over the slices.