4 Christmas Ham Recipes That Will Make Your Holidays More Festive

Also referred to as “Yule ham”, this traditional dish is a crowd favorite during holiday feasts. Typically glazed with honey and brown sugar, everybody loves a serving of this sweet, juicy meat dish. Try something a little different this year with these unique Christmas ham recipes!

Apricot and Sugar Glazed Ham

What you need:

4 1/2 kilogram fully cooked spiral cut ham
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup apricot jam
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder

In a large sheet of aluminum foil, place the ham cut side down. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, apricot jam and mustard powder. Brush mixture over meat, reserving any leftover glaze. Fold foil over ham and place on a baking sheet. Roast in a pre-heated oven (275 degrees F) for 2 hours. Brush remaining glaze onto meat about 20 minutes before its cooked.

Beer-Battered Yule Ham

What you need:

9 kilogram bone-in ham
3 cups beer
1 can pineapple slices

Place the ham, fat side up, on a greased 18-quart roasting pan. Use toothpicks to attach and secure pineapple slices onto the meat. Pour beer over the ham. Cover the roasting pan then bake in a pre-heated oven (325 degrees F) until cooked through, about 6 to 8 hours. When ready, allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pineapple rings before serving.

Maple-Mustard Holiday Ham

What you need:

2 1/2 kilogram bone-in ham
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup prepared yellow mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons onion powder

Combine maple syrup, mustard, brown sugar and onion powder in a bowl. Using a brush, coat the meat entirely with the mixture. Place the glazed ham in a shallow roasting pan and cook, uncovered, in a pre-heated oven (325 degrees F) until cooked through, about 2 hours. Allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Cola-fied Christmas Ham

What you need:

4 1/2 kilogram pre-cooked ham
1/2 can cola-flavored carbonated beverage

Place the ham in a large turkey roasting oven bag and add cola to the bag. Seal and place bag in a large baking dish. Pierce a few holes into the bag to let off steam later. Bake in a pre-heated oven (275 degrees F) for 4 to 5 hours. Discard excess juice before carving.

Add a little twist to your dinner centerpiece with these easy yet unique Christmas ham recipes!

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