As the 2023 holiday season approaches, many of us are looking for the perfect recipe for ham. Whether you want to serve your holiday guests a traditional classic or something a bit more creative, there’s no shortage of recipes available.
At Lily Morgan’s Kitchen, we’ve put together a list of some of the best recipes for ham that you can make this holiday season. From a simple glazed ham to a spicy pineapple-curry concoction, these recipes will make sure your holiday dinner is both delicious and memorable. So grab your ingredients and let’s get cooking!
Classic Honey Glazed Ham
Nothing says holiday dinner like a classic honey glazed ham. This is a simple and delicious recipe that will make your ham the star of the show. To make it, you’ll need:
- 1 8-10 pound pre-cooked ham
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Place your ham in a roasting pan and score the top with a sharp knife. In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, brown sugar, cloves, and nutmeg and mix until combined. Spread the mixture over the top of the ham and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140 degrees.
Remove the ham from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving. The sweet and savory glaze will have your holiday guests raving. “Mmm, that ham is ham-azing!”
For a spicier take on the classic ham recipe, try this pineapple-curry version. With its sweet and spicy notes, it’s sure to be a hit at any holiday dinner. To make it, you’ll need:
- 1 8-10 pound pre-cooked ham
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place the ham in a roasting pan and score the top with a sharp knife. In a medium bowl, combine the pineapple juice, curry powder, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom and mix until combined. Pour the mixture over the top of the ham and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140 degrees.
When the ham is done, let it cool for 10 minutes before serving. The sweet and spicy glaze will have your holiday guests singing your praises. As the classic song goes, “You put the pineapple in the curry, you take the ham out of the oven, you mix it all together and you got yourself a ham-azing dinner!”
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|Classic Honey Glazed Ham||1 1/2-2 hours|
|Pineapple-Curry Ham||1 1/2-2 hours|
No matter what type of recipe you’re looking for, ham is a great way to make a delicious and memorable holiday meal. From a classic honey glazed ham to a spicy pineapple-curry version, there’s a recipe out there for everyone.
So don’t be a ham-fisted chef! Get out there and put together a ham-azing meal for your holiday dinner. With these recipes, you’ll be sure to wow your guests and make your holiday dinner a huge success.