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close up on sliced easter ham on a platter

Easter Ham with Apricot Jalapeño Glaze

  • Author: Teri Turner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Easter Ham is so delicious and it’s going to take your holiday to the next level! Plus, it’s going to make the absolute best leftovers.


1 (4.5 to 6.5-pound) Porter Road Half Ham

2 cups Habanero Apricot Jam, you can use a combination of apricot or apricot pepper jams

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup Dijon mustard, we used Tessemae’s

¼ cup bourbon

2 tablespoons lemon juice


Move oven rack to lower third portion of the oven and preheat oven to 250°F.


In a large deep baking sheet, add 1 cup of water. Place a rack over the baking dish. Set aside


Using a kitchen cloth or paper towel, pat the ham dry. Place the ham flat side down on the rack; fatty side facing up. Using a sharp knife, carefully, score the ham in a crisscross pattern, about 1 inch deep all over the fat cap area of the ham.


In a medium saucepan, over low heat combine the apricot jam, maple syrup. Dijon, bourbon, and lemon juice. Stir to fully combine, and until almost all of the jam has dissolved. Using a brush or a spoon add ¼ cup of the sauce mixture all over the ham.


Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.


Remove ham from the oven and glaze with another ¼ cup of the sauce.  Raise heat to 325°F. Place back in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. You want the ham to be golden and caramelized. Remove from the oven and add another ¼ cup of sauce; return to the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, glaze again, then place back into the oven. Raise heat to 375°F and cook for 10 more minutes. The total cooking time of the ham should be no longer than 1 hour 45 minutes. This will result in a juicy and caramelized ham.

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Pour the remaining sauce and juices on the bottom of the pan into a small saucepan. Over medium heat, reduce the sauce to thicken a bit or until desired consistency, about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with the delicious ham!

Keywords: easter ham