Tips and tricks for a delicious Easter ham!

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Ham: a classic dish that's easy to cook

Ham is without a doubt the most iconic Easter dish. It's so simple to prepare, no wonder it keeps showing up on our menus. Whether you opt for bone-in or boneless, you'll be able to release your inner chef by enhancing your ham recipes with a unique flavour!

Cooking methods for ham

Flavour your ham the way you like it! Even if it is already cooked.

Cooked Ham


Set ham in a large casserole and cover with flavoured liquid such as beer, or water with brown sugar or maple syrup, then add an acidulated liquid like white wine vinegar or soy sauce.

Add herbs, spices and especially fresh peppercorns.

Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes.

Oven-roasted Ham


Reheat oven to 160° C (325° F). Trim skin and score the fat around the ham.

Place ham on the rack of your roasting pan.

Cover the ham with pineapple slices or try apples, apricots or oranges. Pour 250 ml (1 cup) of fruit juice and 190 ml (3/4 cup) of maple syrup over the ham.

Roast in the oven for 90 minutes.


  • - 5 1/4 lb (2.5 kg) boneless ham
  • - 2 cups (500 mL) apple juice
  • - 2 cups (500 mL) Maple syrup
  • - 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) dry mustard
  • - 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • - Whole cloves to taste

Preheat oven to 160° C (325° F).

Cut diamond pattern into fat covering the ham.

Put ham in roaster, add apple juice, cover and bake for 1 hour.

Mix maple syrup, mustard and water together in a bowl.

Take ham out of oven, stick a clove into each diamond and baste with maple syrup mixture.

Continue baking for 60-90 minutes, basting frequently.

Source : Metro

Total Time: 1H45 8 PORTIONS
Maple glazed ham