I am so full of ham and biscuits I just had to shoo my guests out the door so I could peel my jeans off and put on elastic wasted sweat pants and sit down and immediately tell you about how it was like the best dinner EVER and how you have to make it next weekend.
Anyone hosting Easter next Sunday? I made this for you. And I think it would work for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner (and you can’t say that about many things!)
A new twist on an old fashioned spiral ham and a rather untraditional way to serve that traditional Easter dish.
First I glazed the ham with a sweet and tangy and slightly spicy Apricot Glaze. Then I warm the whole ham until it gets all glazy and has a lovely crust on the outside while staying juicy and tender and super flavorful on the inside.
(It turns out- that part is really easy. I bought a precooked spiral ham, so seriously I just heated it up for like an hour.) In the mean time, (only an hour!) I whipped up a whole bunch of different kinds of biscuits as well as a big old batch of Goat Cheese Butter.
A Biscuit Bar! People went through the line and selected their favorite variety of biscuit, slathered it with butter, or goat cheese butter and slapped on a few pieces of ham. Some of us even added a drizzle of honey too.
Oh man. I can’t even tell you how good this is. FREAKING AMAZING. I’m not even embarrassed about not fitting in my jeans for the rest of the night because everyone here tonight rolled out moaning of a stomach ache from over eating. Sorry guys- but that’s when you know it was really, really good.
*The biscuits shown in the photo or Guinness Cheddar, but I also served Pumpkin Sage, Buttermilk and Honey (coming soon!!) Blue Cheese and Chive (coming soon!) Cheddar and Jalapeno Biscuits.
To make this, this is what you do:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix all of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk together over medium heat. When the jam has totally melted into the sauce, set aside. Put 1 cup of water in the bottom of a roasting pan and place the ham inside the roasting pan, sliced side down in the water, skin side up.
Pour half of the glaze over the ham and then loosely tent the ham with foil. Place it in the oven and bake it for 45 minutes. Take the foil off of the ham. Pour the other half of the glaze over the ham and bake another 15-20 minutes until the glaze has melted again into the ham.
Remove the ham from the oven and gently slice the ham away from the bone and lay out on a platter. Set the ham out with the biscuits, goat cheese butter and a bowl of honey!
Recipe: Apricot Glazed Ham and Biscuits
- -10 pound spiral ham, precooked
- Apricot Glaze
- -1 ½ cups apricot preserves
- -½ cup Dijon mustard
- -1 teaspoon horseradish
- -2 garlic cloves, minced
- -2/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- 2. Mix all of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk together over medium heat. When the jam has totally melted into the sauce, set aside.
- 3. Put 1 cup of water in the bottom of a roasting pan and place the ham inside the roasting pan, sliced side down in the water, skin side up.
- 4. Pour half of the glaze over the ham and then loosely tent the ham with foil. Place it in the oven and bake it for 45 minutes.
- 5. Take the foil off of the ham. Pour the other half of the glaze over the ham and bake another 15-20 minutes until the glaze has melted again into the ham.
- 6. Remove the ham from the oven and gently slice the ham away from the bone and lay out on a platter.
- 7. Set the ham out with the biscuits, goat cheese butter and a bowl of honey!
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 1 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
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This is great for Easter & Mother’s Day brunches ~ love the sweet, savory combo!
Oh yeah!! Mothers Day Brunch too!! good call Marla!!
Love that glaze!
Oh my word. Can I just sink my teeth into this for breakfast right now??
Oh that looks SO GOOD!
Oh my goodness, what I’d do for some of those right now!
I would die if there was a biscuit bar near or me..omg, I LOOOVE a good biscuit. they’re just so buttery and salty good. I adore the glazed ham paired up with this biscuit!!
Thanks Julie!! they are really SOOOOOO good!!
OH MY HEAVENS. You have created my dream brunch- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! This will be served at my table in the next week. Please send the blue cheese biscuit soon!!! Did you serve a salad, also?
OH good Amy!!! Yes- I served a wilted Spinach salad and a fruit platter. Then we had strawberry Rhubarb crisp for dessert- it was so good. I am still full!
Now that is my kind of sammy! What I wouldn’t give to have it sitting in front of me right now 🙂 xoxo
lol! actually me too Jenny. But after all those ham/biscuit sandwiches last night, I have to take a break today!
yummy! gonna make it this weekend! any suggestions for good sides to go with this…using it as a dinner entree?
I am so into these for Easter Brunch this weekend!
I’m not the biggest fan of ham, but between the spicy apricot glaze, goat cheese butter and all those different kinds of biscuits I’m pretty sure I would have pigged out!
That glaze and those biscuits! Oh man!! Love this!
Mmmm…I need that glaze in my life!!
I’m all for stretchy sweats and yoga pants if it means I can fill my self full with these. I usually cringe at Easter hams (great aunt’s were always awful), but this looks divine!
Mmmm!!! That goat cheese butter is sooooo good.
That is one tasty looking ham sandwich!
Easy is always a winner!
hey! what happened to the buttermilk honey biscuits?? 🙂
Adiya- they are “officially” coming soon, but I didn’t have space this week.
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 Tbs honey and
3/4 cup buttermilk.
Pulse together in the food processor and cut out. bake at 450 for 8 minutes 🙂
Oh oops! I’m so needy! 🙂 thanks a million heather! Happy Easter! Another great Easter meal thanks to you!
Amazingly delicious – and simple. I’ve been searching for a low key but still interesting Easter dinner for a few years now – and this is it! My husband loved it, my 3 year old thought making the biscuits was fun and my 9 month old looked like he wished he could have had some of that ham too. Thank you!
Jen- that is such an awesome compliment!!! so happy that you liked it!!
Almost 10 years later – this is now our beloved Easter tradition. My former 9 month old said tonight that this is his favorite holiday meal. Thank you again!
Thank you Jen!!
Wanted to let you know I made your ham for Easter (- weeks ago! I ‘m a little slow!) and everyone loved it!! Thanks for an interesting glaze for ham that isn’t overloaded with sugar! it was much better for my father in law who is diabetic!
THANK YOU Collette- that is so nice to hear! I am glad that it worked well for him too 🙂