Best Easter Dinner Idea 2024-Roast Ham

No matter the holiday, a baked ham is a classic dinner centerpiece. If you're making it for the first time this Easter, then this should be your go-to baked ham guide. Our recipe not only perfects a moist, delicious ham, but is glazed with a classic brown sugar glaze, which adds incredible flavor and creates those sought-after caramelized edges. From the baking to the carving, we've got all of our top tips here to help you ace every step of the process. Keep reading on for everything you need to know:





(10-lb.) boneless or bone-in cooked whole ham
1 1/2 c. 
apple cider
1/2 c. 
packed brown sugar
1/4 c. 
Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. 
apple cider vinegar




  1. Step 1Preheat oven to 325º. Place ham on a rack set in a roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score outside of ham in a crosshatch pattern, spacing about 1/2" apart. Cover with foil and bake until warmed through, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  2. Step 2During the last 45 minutes of cooking, in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by about half, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Step 3Uncover ham. Continue to bake, brushing glaze on ham every 15 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of ham registers 140°, about 45 minutes more.
  4. Step 4Brush with glaze after removing from oven. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
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