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Easter ham with honey-mustard glaze

At the heart of every festive feast is a dish that is not only a delicacy for the taste buds, but also an expression of tradition and celebration. These dishes undoubtedly include ham, which has appeared on festive tables for centuries. It is a symbol of abundance and communal dining that brings families and friends together. And when ham is prepared with love and attention, it becomes the real heart of the holiday. One of the recipes that brings a new dimension to this traditional dish is ham with honey-mustard glaze.

This recipe combines the sweetness of honey and the spicy taste of mustard, creating a unique contrast that highlights the natural flavor of the ham. Honey mustard frosting isn’t just about plain frosting; it is an art that dresses the ham in a candlelit robe, ready to take pride of place on the holiday table. Prepared with meticulous care and love, this ham tells a story of tradition, innovation and culinary passion.

Choosing the right ingredients, carefully marinating and baking are steps that require not only cooking skills, but also an intuitive understanding of how individual flavors combine and complement each other. Preparing ham with honey-mustard glaze means entering into a process where every detail has its place and importance, from the correct baking time to the final presentation of the dish.

This recipe is more than just a way to prepare ham; it’s a challenge to discover new tasty combinations and bring something to the holiday table that pleases all the senses. It’s an invitation to experiment and share the joy of cooking with those you love. Whether you’re making ham for Easter celebrations, Christmas holidays or any other occasion, Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze is the perfect expression of how simple ingredients combined with love and creativity can create something truly special.

Easter ham recipe with honey-mustard glaze


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  • 1 whole ham, approximately 4-5 kg (already pre-cooked, not raw) 100 ml of honey 100 ml Dijon mustard 50 ml of apple or wine vinegar 2 spoons of brown sugar A pinch of ground black pepper Whole cloves for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan with a little water on the bottom to catch the juices while baking.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, Dijon mustard, apple or wine vinegar, brown sugar, and ground black pepper until smooth.
  3. Gently scratch the ham with a knife and create a grid pattern on the surface. If you are using whole cloves, now is the time to stick them into the ham where the grid lines cross.
  4. Coat the ham with the prepared honey-mustard glaze. Bake in the oven and brush the ham again with the glaze every 20-30 minutes. The total baking time should be approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. During the last hour of baking, you can cover the ham with foil to prevent the glaze from darkening too much.
  5. After baking, let the ham rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Then cut the ham into thin slices and serve. This ham is delicious both hot and cold and goes well with a variety of side dishes such as baked potatoes, fresh salads or spring vegetable mixes.

Easter ham with honey-mustard glaze questions and answers

Can any honey be used?

Yes, you can use any type of honey you like. A milder honey such as acacia will add a slightly sweet flavor to the ham, while stronger types of honey such as flower or forest honey will add a more intense flavor.

How long should I marinate the ham?

In this recipe, the ham is not marinated before baking, but is regularly brushed with a honey-mustard glaze during baking. This will ensure that the ham will have a rich flavor and at the same time remain juicy.

Can I use mustard other than Dijon?

Yes, you can experiment with different types of mustard of your choice. However, Dijon mustard is ideal for its balanced flavor that complements the sweetness of honey well.

How do I know the ham is perfectly cooked?

The ham is cooked when the internal temperature reaches approximately 68°C. It is recommended to use a meat thermometer to accurately determine the temperature. Don’t forget to let the ham rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

How can I make the frosting thicker?

If you would like a thicker glaze, you can let the mixture reduce longer during boiling, which will increase its consistency. Alternatively, you can add a little cornstarch dissolved in water to achieve the desired consistency.

What side dishes go well with ham with honey-mustard glaze?

A wide range of side dishes go well with this ham, from baked potatoes to spring vegetable gratins to fresh salads. Choose side dishes that complement and enhance the taste of ham.

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