A holiday should be about family time, so prep this Easter ham in 20 minutes then roast it in the oven for 3 hours while you hunt for Easter eggs!
Easy Easter Ham
A simple recipe to serve for your Easter celebration.
- 8 to 10 pound fully cooked bone-in ham
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup Fair Oaks Farms Butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 cloves garlic smashed
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, placing a rack in the lower third of the oven. Remove all packaging and netting from the ham before trimming away the rind. Rest the ham at room temperature for about 1 or 2 hours.
If you prefer an easier cleanup, line a baking dish with several sheets of aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Score the ham with a sharp knife, in a 1-inch wide diamond pattern, making sure not to cut more than 1/4-inch deep. Place the ham in the prepared baking dish, then pour 1/3 cup of water into the base of the dish. Cover the ham with another layer of foil or parchment paper, then bake for 30 minutes.
While the ham is baking, heat the butter in a small pot until golden brown. Add the brown sugar, honey, and mustard, and stir well until combined. Reduce heat and add the garlic. Cook until it begins to simmer, then set the sauce aside and cool to room temperature.
After 30 minutes, remove the ham and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Pour 1/3 of the glaze all over the ham, then use a brush to get in between the cuts. Bake uncovered for another 15 minutes.
Remove the ham from the oven, then brush another third of the glaze on top. Use some of the pan juices to brush on as well. Place back in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, repeat these steps. At this time a dark golden-brown crust should form on the top of the ham. If it does not form, turn on your broiler for about 5 minutes.
Let the ham rest for around 15 minutes, then slice and serve.