4 Easter Ham Recipes That Taste as Amazing as They Look

Nothing says spring like the perfect roast.


Herb and Citrus Rubbed Ham

Photo by Wendy Granger

Craving a true taste of spring? Instead of basting your ham with something sweet, try this bright, flavorful rub bursting with rosemary, thyme, lavender, orange zest, and more. The result is a roast that’s crispy, crunchy, and perfumed with fresh herbs.

Get the recipe: Herb and Citrus Rubbed Ham


Maple-Glazed Ham

Photo by Dwight Eschiliman

It doesn’t get more classic than this traditional ham dressed with a simple glaze of maple syrup and brown sugar. A pinch of cayenne pepper balances out the sweetness and adds an almost imperceptible bite.

Get the recipe: Maple-Glazed Ham


Glazed Ham With Coriander and Fennel

Photo by Con Poulos

This fragrant glaze, made from coriander and fennel tempered with a touch of apricot preserves, is guaranteed to excite appetites. While ground spices may be easy to come by, this is one time when it pays to seek out whole seeds and crush your own: the freshness and aroma simply can’t be beat.

Get the recipe: Glazed Ham With Coriander and Fennel


Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Glazed Ham

Photo by José Picayo

Brushing on an easy mixture of mustard, brown sugar, salt, and pepper midway through baking gives this gorgeous ham a sweet, golden glaze. But, be warned: everyone will be clamoring for seconds.

Get the recipe: Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Glazed Ham