24 Best Christmas Ham Recipes Your Holiday Meal Needs

These ham recipes are just as gorgeous as they are easy to make—promise.

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Everyone knows that Christmas dinner is practically synonymous with ham—and with a house full of holiday guests, you don't want to disappoint them, do you? Enter: These gorgeously glazed Christmas ham recipes that take hardly any effort, just time. You'll want to choose your recipe in advance, just so you know how much time to set aside for it to cook. Not all of them need to go in the oven, either. If you put your slow cooker to good use and drop your ham in for a truly delicious outcome, we promise there won't be any leftovers this year (unless you want them—and in that case, just get a larger ham!).

And just like dressing and preparing a turkey, the details are everything when it comes to selecting the perfect Christmas ham recipe. Are you more in the mood for a classic honey ham, or do you want to kick things up a notch with a bourbon molasses glazed ham? And if you've got a kids' Christmas table this year, little ones will love our sweet and savory ham biscuit sandwiches; the adults will too, for that matter. No matter which ham recipe you choose, it will go perfectly with all the holiday appetizers, Christmas cocktails, and vegetable side dishes you also have planned.

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Brian Woodcock
Ham Biscuit Sandwiches With Apricot Mustard

If you're looking for a more casual spin on the traditional ham recipe and presentation, serve these ham sandwich handhelds instead. They'd be perfect for your Christmas brunch.

Get the recipe.

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Garlic & Zest
Homemade Ham With Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

The ingredients for this Christmas ham recipe are minimal but impactful, if you're short on shopping time. The savory mustard glaze gives it a nice kick.

Get the recipe at Garlic & Zest.

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Creme de la Crumb
Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

You can get a juicy, glazed ham with minimal effort—just pop it in your slow cooker! This simple recipe also calls for Dr. Pepper as an ingredient in the sauce, so you know it'll be good.

Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

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The Speckled Palate
Honey Ham

This delicious Christmas ham recipe is so easy to make, so don't be fooled by the three hour bake time. It only takes 10 minutes of prep!

Get the recipe at The Speckled Palate.

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Dinner at the Zoo
Glazed Ham

Is it really a Christmas ham without a thick, sweet glaze? This recipe calls for plenty of brown sugar and honey to make the glaze caramelize just the way you want it to.

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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Cooking Classy
Honey Glazed Ham

The secret to an ultra juicy ham like this easy recipe? Cook it at a low temperature.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

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Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Holiday Ham

Let your slow cooker take care of the main dish this Christmas so you can whip up the rest of the sides for your annual feast.

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

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Sweet C's
Bourbon Molasses Glazed Ham

Add a touch of sweet to this smoky recipe with molasses and honey.

Get the recipe at Sweet C's.

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Dinner at the Zoo
Ham with Pineapple and Cherries

Although there might be a debate if pineapple goes on pizza, everyone will agree it tastes delicious on a glazed ham.

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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A Spicy Perspective
Almond Crusted Baked Ham With Apricot Glaze

An almond coating gives a satisfying crunch to every slice of this sweet ham.

Get the tutorial at A Spicy Perspective.

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Jo Cooks
Crock-Pot Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

Prepare this easy classic in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.

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The Chunky Chef
Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham

This boozy ham has a slightly tangy taste thanks to a serving of Dijon mustard.

Get the recipe at The Chunky Chef.

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Cafe Delites
Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham

The perfect balance of crispy, juicy, sweet, and savory, this recipe will become your go-to for many holidays to come.

Get the recipe at Cafe Delites.

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The Food Charlatan
Easy Sriracha Ham

Add a kick to your Christmas feast with this sriracha glazed ham that's made right in your slow cooker.

Get the recipe at The Food Charlatan.

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A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Don't forget to drizzle the delicious brown sugar and honey glaze on every inch of this main dish.

Get the recipe at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

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Kana Okada
Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Believe it or not, this easy ham recipe uses only five ingredients.

Get the recipe.

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Orange-Coriander Glazed Ham

With sweet and earthy flavors, this ham is perfect for holiday dinners.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Perfect Glazed Ham

Looking for a traditional ham recipe for your Christmas dinner? We found it.

Get the recipe at Delish.

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Creme De La Crumb
Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham

This glaze is a little tangy, a little sweet, and a little savory—so this recipe has a little something for everyone.

Get the recipe at Creme De La Crumb.

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Woolworths
Sticky Glazed Roast Ham

This Asian-inspired ham uses hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and Chinese five spice for a delicious twist on the holiday classic.

Get the recipe at Woolworths.

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The Kichn
Honey-Glazed Ham in the Slow Cooker

Load your ham into a slow cooker to save time and precious oven space while prepping for Christmas dinner.

Get the recipe at The Kitchn.

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Carlsbad Cravings
Baked Ham With Apple Cider Maple Glaze

This easy, caramelized dish only requires minutes of hands-on-prep—giving you more time to play some reindeer games.

Get the recipe at Carlsbad Cravings.

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The Creative Bite
Roasted Pineapple & Chipotle Honey Ham

This sweet and spicy take has a mixture of pineapple puree, butter, honey, and chipotles in adobo for a rich flavor.

Get the recipe at The Creative Bite.

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The Food Charlatan
Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham

Dijon mustard and cranberries add some extra zing to this oven roasted ham.

Get the recipe at The Food Charlatan.

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