Gluten free Easter Ham

My Mom’s Easter Ham Recipe

Easter is coming! I love Easter – it seems like the official “Welcome to spring” holiday. For me, Easter means colored eggs, pretty little baskets filled with chocolates and jelly beans, kids running around the yard in search of eggs, and ham. My Mom’s Easter Ham Recipe to be exact.

I firmly believe that traditions are what make holidays so special. And what allows us to connect with people we love even when they are no longer with us.

My Mom always made ham the same way; adorned with pineapple rings studded with cloves encircling a bright maraschino cherry. The ham looked like a mosaic – a pretty addition to the holiday table.

Even though my Mom is no longer with us and my husband and children never had the pleasure of meeting her, she is a part of our lives through the tradition of her recipes and what she taught me about entertaining.

Family, tradition, food – that’s what holidays are all about. I hope your holiday is special and filled with love!

Gluten free Easter Ham recipe

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Gluten free Easter Ham
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My Mom’s Easter Ham Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 7 pound spiral cut half ham
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 20-30 whole cloves
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven as directed on the ham package. If the ham comes with a glaze packet, discard it. Follow the instructions on the package for baking the ham. Remove the ham from the oven 30 minutes before the end of the warming period.
  • Decoratively arrange the pineapple slices on top of the ham, securing the slices with cloves. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice, securing with a clove or toothpick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, and apple cider vinegar. Add just enough of the reserved pineapple juice to make a thick glaze. Spoon the glaze over the ham and bake for the remaining 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and transfer to a serving platter or cutting board.
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
My Mom’s Easter Ham Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 5399mg225%
Potassium 1160mg33%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 66g132%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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