Elevate your traditional Easter ham by making this two ingredient rosemary maple glazed ham that's bound to get you excited to eat it, even for leftovers!
This post was created in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
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Here I am with another recipe through my partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. Like I’ve said before, Sprouts is one of my favorite grocery stores. I do a majority of my shopping there because they have high quality meats, lots of great priced produce, and a large bulk foods section. I have made these recipes using ingredients found at Sprouts: frozen Greek yogurt with tart cherry sauce, Asian BBQ chicken wings, and pear & prosciutto flatbread.
How this rosemary maple glazed ham fits into my lifestyle
I've never made a ham before, but when Sprouts reached out to me to post a ham glaze recipe, I knew I wanted to try one. If you're in charge of making the ham for Easter or any other holiday you're gearing up to celebrate, try this recipe. If not, push it on whomever is. It's one of those stupid easy recipes that really pays off-it's delicious. My family always gets our ham from a -not-to-be-named- store. It's fine, but this will be the first time (and maybe the last) time that I'll say that this one is better than what we usually do). It's tender, moist, and just a tad sweet in the best way. This Sprouts ham is a great option, especially for me since I buy a majority of my groceries there because of their great bulk section & great prices on produce. I got the ham, rosemary, and high quality maple syrup all at Sprouts. I love a good one stop shop that actually has quality products.
Not only am I taking the responsibility for one of the big Easter dishes, but I'm making it in a really simple way. It's really not intimidating at all, I just have to plan a bit ahead of time because it takes about 2 hours to warm up. The waiting part is definitely the hardest part. And the figuring out what to do with the leftovers part is tough too. But someone's gotta do it, and I've got some great ideas!
How it’ll make your life easier
Like I said before, it's just 3 total ingredients, and a few hands-on minutes. It's the perfect way to impress your friends or family on a holiday.
Quick Notes on This Recipe
Why just rosemary maple ham?
I saw so many recipes online that added extra ingredients, particularly extra sugar. While I'm 100% NOT against adding sugar to things, I like to be aware of how that sugar affects the flavors of what I'm making. And to be honest, this touch of maple flavor is really yummy and I didn't feel the need to add more sugar. This recipe can be a great experiment to see how much sugar (or how many ingredients) you need to add to your ham to get it to your liking. And I'm all about simple recipes, sure adding dijon would be great, but I can also slather my leftovers sandwich with dijon and enjoy it that way. I like the subtle flavors of this glaze because it's really versatile for leftovers. And if your Easter dinners go any way like mine do, there will always be leftovers to be enjoyed.
Why is this ham so good?
Seriously, I've never gotten so many compliments on something I made. Everyone who tried it (and there were a lot, it was a big ham) said it was delicious, and a few who even said it was the best ham they'd had. It was the best ham I've had. This must be why-
- Always fresh, never frozen
- Just heat and serve (or spice it up with the garnish you are sharing)
- Gourmet cured and packaged in its own natural juices for a rich, hickory smoked flavor
How to cook the ham
This ham is really easy, like really easy. All you need is a roasting pan, medium sized saucepan, tinfoil, and pastry brush.
Step 1: you'll preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Since these spiral hams are precooked, you just have to warm it up. So be careful to not leave it in the oven for too long or it'll get dried out.
Step 2: Place ham in roasting pan, sliced side down, cover with tin foil. Cook for 10-12 minutes/pound.
Step 3: Start boiling the maple syrup and add the rosemary to infuse it into the glaze. Do this about halfway through cooking time. Take ham out of oven when there are 30 minutes left in the cooking time. Pour maple glaze over ham, and brush onto the slices with a pastry brush.
Step 4: Place back in oven, uncovered. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until ham is warmed.
Step 5: Remove ham from oven, brush glaze over ham again after removing from oven (it will be watery, that's ok). Cover again and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes. Serve with your favorite Easter or holiday sides.
Step 6: LEFTOVERS: place ham slices in air-tight container, then pour remaining maple sauce over ham. Seal, and store in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Sides to go with the ham
Easy ways to repurpose this recipe
This ham is made for leftovers. Good thing there are lots of different ways to repurpose this ham.
- Hands down the best thing you can turn the leftover ham into are these ham & swiss sliders
- Ham & cheese omelet
- Ham, egg, & cheese sandwich
- Cobb salad
- Fully loaded twice baked potatoes (add thinly sliced ham to them)
Did you make this rosemary glazed ham? leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!
Easy Rosemary Maple Glazed Ham
- 5 pound Sprouts Spiral Cut Ham
- ¼ cup Sprouts Brand Maple Syrup
- 3 sprigs Rosemary
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. While oven is preheating, place ham in roasting pan, cut side down and cover with tin foil.
- Place in oven once preheated. Cook for 10-12 minutes/pound. When there are about 45 minutes cook time left, prepare glaze by pouring ⅓ cup maple syrup into sauce pan. Add 3 sprigs of rosemary. Heat over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
- Remove ham from oven with about 30 minutes remaining on cooking time. Pour maple rosemary glaze over ham, brush it into each cut in the ham. Return to oven, uncovered. Cook for another 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Brush more glaze (from the bottom of the pan) onto ham, it will be watery, but that’s ok. Cover with foil again and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.