Ham for the Holiday

No other food represents the Easter holiday quite like ham. With its sweet and salty tastes and easy preparation, this main meal makes Easter Sunday ‘Easter Sunday Funday’ for all, including the host or hostess.

Easter Brown Sugar-Pineapple-Honey Ham

Serves 8


1 (5 pound)
ham, fully cooked
Whole cloves (approximately ¼ cup)
1 cup
brown sugar
1 cup
pineapple juice
½ cup
Juice from 3 small oranges


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set the ham in a roasting pan. If the ham is spiral sliced, you can randomly dot the ham with whole cloves. If not spiral sliced, score a diamond pattern (about 1/8-inch deep) into the ham using a sharp knife. Insert one whole clove into the center of each diamond shape.

Place a saucepan over medium-low heat, and add the brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, and juice from the oranges to the pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring for about 10 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Brush, pour, or spoon half of the glaze onto the ham. Place the ham, uncovered, into the oven for 1 hour. While the ham is heating, baste it with the remaining glaze every 20 minutes.

Note: If you’d like, you can tent the ham with foil to help keep it moist.