Roasted Ham Recipes
By Editorial Staff
Contributed by Info Guru Jennifer Andrews
It’s not just for Easter. Or for Christmas. A sweet, tender on-the-bone or boneless ham makes a wonderful main course for dinner any night of the year. It’s delicious just as it is, but there are so many other ways to to prepapre this tasty meat.
By itself ham is a versatile meat, which can be prepared and flavored in countless ways. In addition to roasting a ham, it can also be baked, fried or braised. But roasting a ham is one of the very best choices…the roasting brings out the natural and sweet flavors of the meat. A basic ham roast also a time-efficient choice, as it bakes in the over for about 45 minutes to an hour, while you work on the rest of your meal.
Instead of serving the same meal over and over however, try adding some variety to your dinners by experimenting with different ingredients and recipes. Check out the following top ten roasted ham recipes below and get started on this week’s meal menu today.
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10. Honey glazed ham
A glazed ham is probably one of the most popular and well-recognized roasted ham recipes around. Select a pre=glazed ham, or simply combine honey, butter, syrup and some spices together and brush over a ready-to-eat ham for a deliciously, sweet dish to serve to the family.
9. Honey-mustard ham
Try adding a sweet-savory glaze to a roasted ham by combining honey and mustard together to serve as a tasty topping. Choose from a variety of different mustard flavors such as Dijon mustard, spicy or a mustard relish for a unique twist.
8. Maple-mustard ham
Maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes, waffles or breakfast foods! Rather, use the sweet topping in combination with spicy or mild mustard to glaze a spiral sliced, baked ham. Kids and adults of all ages will love this flavorful recipe — just be ready for the requests for seconds – and thirds!
7. Pineapple ham
A classic roasted ham can be jazzed up with the addition of the sweet pineapple fruit. Not only will pineapple add a naturally sweet taste from natural sugars, it is also a source of vitamins and minerals that can aid in good health. Cut up round slices of a pineapple, arrange slices over the outside of the meat and then secure with a toothpick.
6. Apricot glaze
Fruits are an excellent addition to any ham glaze as they are naturally sweet and tasty. The apricot fruit is no exception and can be doused in brown sugar for an extra oomph that will have guests clamoring for the secret ingredient.
5. Orange glazed ham
While roasting a ham in the oven, prepare a deliciously vibrant glaze with the use of an orange. Simply combine the juice of an orange, mustard, spices and a sweet jam or savory marmalade to brush over your main course for a tasty finish.
4. Ham & Broccoli
Think outside of the box with roasted ham recipes by using the ham to cook a casserole or baked dish. Try making a healthy baked casserole by layering broccoli with cooked ham and topping with a combination of mustard, sauce, pepper and cheese.
3. Pot roast ham
Among the easiest baked ham recipes is the throw-everything-in-the-pot meal! Add root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, turnips and squash to a pot with the meat and let the flavors stew together for an easy one-pot meal.
2. Peaches & Ham
If you are seeking an alternative fruit to top your ham, try chopping up peaches to layer on the outside layer of the roast. Peach slices will add a vibrant color and its juices will add a naturally sweet flavor to the meaty flavoring.
1. Simple fresh ham
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Sometimes, simple recipes and meals are the easiest to prepare and taste the best. Try skipping the addition of fancy sauces, glazes or ingredients by roasting the ham alone in the oven to let the natural, meaty taste evolve. Add your own toppings after if desired and try a few different options such as salsa, hummus, ketchup or even ranch dressing.
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