Easter is upon us, and we all know what that means: delicious Sunday afternoon feasts centered around sweet, sweet meat. When it comes to planning your holiday spread, you can’t go wrong with a choice ham and some classic sides. To help you get started planning the perfect menu, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best Easter hams.
Pig of the Month BBQ Maple Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham – $100
From award-winning ribs to apple pie bacon, Pig of the Month BBQ knows how to make feast-worthy meats. The brand’s spiral sliced ham is no exception. The magic begins with the selection of mouth-wateringly tender marbled pork, which then gets brined with a mix of herbs including allspice, garlic, gloves, and juniper berry. Next, the succulent 8- to 12-pound hunk of meat gets smoked over a mix of fruit and hickory wood for a full 24 hours. Finally, the ham gets topped off with a sweet, gooey maple glaze before it’s shipped off ready to heat-and-eat to your Easter holiday table.
Snake River Farms Kurobuta Ham Starter Kit – $160
Just one look at the picture-perfect coloring and marbling on their Kurobuta Ham and you’ll understand why Snake River Farms products are used in Michelin-star kitchens all over the globe. Made from heritage breed Berkshire pigs, Snake River Farms’ ham is known for flavor so naturally delectable that it hardly even needs a pinch of salt. For the Easter holiday, pick up the Kurobuta Ham Starter Kit, which includes a bone-in, 8-plus-pound ham, a Snake River Farms apron, a step-by-step cooking guide (printed on a decorative tea towel), and a digital thermometer to help you heat the meat to the perfect temperature.
Hickory Farms HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham – $50
Hickory Farms needs no introduction. The company has been synonymous with tasty holiday meats for over 65 years, so it should be no surprise to see their spiral sliced ham on this list. Their HoneyGold ham is slow cured with a dash of honey for that signature succulent sweetness. It comes fully cooked and spiral sliced, so just pop it in the oven with the included glaze mix and it’s perfect to throw on a roll for a hearty holiday sandwich or for scooping up creamy mash at your Easter dinner table.
Honey Baked Ham Half – $66-$86
Honey and ham are a match made in heaven, which is why Honey Baked Ham remains a go-to for holiday entrees. The fully-cooked, spiral sliced hams are roasted over hardwood chips for over 20 hours before being topped off with the irresistible crispy, syrupy glaze that helped them become a household name. The half-ham is available in 6- to 10-pound sizes that can serve up to 22 people, so everyone can indulge no matter the size of your Easter crowd.
D’Artagnan Applewood-Smoked Bone-In Heritage Ham – $153-$162
If you’re looking to inject some Applewood-smoked deliciousness into your Easter feast, longtime gourmet meat specialist D’Artagnan has you covered. The Berkshire hogs used for the company’s beautiful hams are raised humanely and sustainably, with no antibiotics or hormones, so the meat you get is as clean as it is delicious. Before it reaches your Easter table, this ham gets smoked over real Applewood and topped off with the perfect elevating hit of salt and brown sugar. The result is a tender, hearty main course with just enough sweet smokiness to bring out the meat’s natural succulent flavor.