If you’re looking for an easy Easter baked ham recipe I have you covered with this tangy honey mustard baked ham. It uses whole-grain mustard, sweet local honey, and a few spices to really jazz things up. You’ll love this simple holiday ham recipe!
You all know I’m a HUGE fan of lamb for Easter (hello sheet pan Easter dinner recipe!) but we can’t forget our ham fans!
I’m bringing you a simple tangy ham recipes that includes two of my favorite things – mustard and honey!
It’s extra tangy and zippy with lots of flavor and just a hint of sweetness.
I used it on a boneless spiral ham but it can be used on whole hams as well.
The recipe works for a smaller sized ham but can be doubled for larger hams or kept the same for larger hams to create a less tangy and sweet ham.
Whatever you’re craving I have you covered!
Is it hard to make ham?
It’s always scary the first time you cook a big hunk of meat – I GET IT!
The first time I made turkey I was shaking in my boots. However, making a ham is super simple and takes almost nothing more than time, an oven, a cooking dish, some foil, and of course this awesome honey mustard glaze.
Most of the ham readily available in the grocery store is already pre-cooked and just needs to be heated up to the degrees noted on the ham instructions.
However, this does not mean that some hams are not pre-cooked. Always check with your butcher or read the instructions with the ham. It will let you know exactly how long the ham should be baked and to what temperature it should reach.
What is a spiral cut ham?
A spiral ham is a ham that has been sliced around the bone in a spiral pattern.
It makes for an easier time cutting since the ham has already been pre-sliced.
However, you can also get spiral cut hams that contain no bones and it’s basically just a ham that has been almost sliced all the way through but will still hold together for baking.
This is what I have used in this recipe and you’ll notice in the photographs how well it holds together for baking.
It slices up super easily and you need nothing more than a sharp knife to finish cutting off each slice.
What is whole grain mustard?
Whole grain mustard is a type of mustard that contains full mustard seeds and instead of being smooth and spreadable it’s more paste like in texture.
You can easily find whole grain mustard in most grocery stores in the condiment aisle. You can also sometimes find it in the import section near European or French imported foods.
In a pinch you can also find it on Amazon but it’s typically cheaper in store.
Can I use Dijon mustard instead of whole grain mustard?
If you cannot find whole grain mustard you can easily substitute with Dijon mustard or even spicy brown mustard.
I would not use yellow mustard for this recipe as it’s not the right mustard flavor for this recipe.
Because Dijon and spicy brown mustard have that strong mustard zip they work best.
What can I make with leftover ham?
Ham leftovers are my absolute favorite!
In fact, a few of my most popular recipes include ham leftovers.
Here is a great list of recipes using ham.
I’m giving you everything from soup to salad to pizza to sandwiches!
- Easy Ham and Bean Soup
- Baked Apple Butter Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
- Black and Blue Salad with Crispy Ham
- Ham Cobb Salad
- BBQ Hawaiian Pizza
- Ham Cheddar Cranberry Melt
Love this honey mustard baked ham?
Why not try a few of my other delicious Easter recipes!
- Sheet Pan Easter Dinner
- Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb
- Grilled Lamb Chops with Pistachio Mint Pesto
- Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham
- Grilled Marinated Lamb
- 1 (4 pound) boneless spiral cut ham
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Add the boneless spiral-cut ham to an 8x8 roasting dish and top with foil.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound or until the ham reaches 140 degrees F. when tested with a meat thermometer. For a 4 pound ham, this would be 40-48 minutes.
- While the ham bakes add the brown sugar, honey, mustard, orange juice, allspice, and garlic to a small bowl and whisk to combine, set aside.
- Remove the ham from the oven and remove the foil.
- Carefully pour the honey mustard mixture over the ham. I like to make sure it gets in between the slices and all over the sides and top.
- Add back to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until the glaze has started to brown. To speed up this process you can broil the top of the ham but it can burn quickly so please keep an eye on the ham.
- Remove the oven, let rest for a few minutes, and slice to serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g
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