We love a good holiday tradition… especially one that is centered around food, of course! When it comes to Easter, this Easter Baked Ham is our absolute favorite main and has been the go-to for our family gathering for years and years. We love it because it’s so simple to make and it brings tangy, sweet, and tender tastes every single time we make it. It never disappoints! We highly recommend giving this Easter Baked Ham a try this year and who knows, it might become your traditional main course, too!

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  • 1 (12-pound) smoked cured ham, shankless and skinless
  • whole cloves, to taste
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Score the top of the ham into diamonds and stud the center of the diamonds with the cloves.

Step 3 –Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes.

Step 4 –In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, the mustard, and the vinegar and evenly spread the glaze over the ham.

Step 5 –Bake the ham until it is heated through, about 35 minutes.

Step 6 –Transfer the ham to a serving platter and allow the ham to rest for 15 minutes.

Step 7 –Carve and serve.