The Perfect Easter Ham
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Holiday
Serves: 18-25
There is nothing more festive than a juicy ham for Easter brunch. Follow the recipe below and you are guaranteed to have your guests lining up for seconds. adapted from The Pioneer Woman.
  • 1 whole fully cooked bone-in ham (the size depends on how many guests you have)
  • 40-50 whole cloves
  • 3 cups dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 can of cola
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar or ¾ cup bourbon
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. With a sharp knife, cut diamond shapes on surface of ham
  3. Place cloves in the center of each diamond
  4. Cover surface of ham with tamari soy sauce
  5. Cover ham with foil and place in deep baking dish and place in oven and cook for 22-26 mins/lb (time depends on how many guests you are serving and weight of ham)
  6. As the ham bakes, mix together brown sugar, mustard, cola, and apple cider vinegar in pot
  7. Bring mixture to a boil and then let simmer for about 20 minutes until it durns a dark brown
  8. After the ham is done baking, cover it with ¾ of brown sugar glaze
  9. Place back in oven to cook for another 20-25 minutes
  10. Take out and cover with remaining glaze
  11. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving
Recipe by Honest Cooking at