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Holiday Ham Party

December 15, 2021

Food

Hosting a Holiday Ham Party is effortless with a HORMEL® CURE 81® spiral sliced ham. Although an impressive and beautifully glazed bone-in ham might seem intimidating to prepare, it’s easy to make and often large enough to feed many—not just for your holiday dinner, but for the week after too.

Hosting a Holiday Ham Party is effortless with a HORMEL® CURE 81® spiral sliced ham. Although an impressive and beautifully glazed bone-in ham might seem intimidating to prepare, it’s easy to make and often large enough to feed many—not just for your holiday dinner, but for the week after too.

HORMEL® CURE 81® spiral sliced ham is fully cooked ham that’s ready to eat. You could serve it cold. But glazing and warming it will greatly improve the flavor.

For a ham that feels like a party, make a ham glaze- we used the Balsamic-Dijon Glazed Ham recipe for this one. It’s delicious, looks impressive, and when served will feed a crowd.

Just surround the ham with rolls, mustards and pickles and let guests DIY their sandwiches- it’s everyone’s favorite.

Save the leftovers!

If your holiday dinner leaves you with more ham than expected, you’ve got options! Ham it up with a Leftover Ham Sandwich, Poppyseed Ham Rolls, a Savory Dutch Baby Pancake or Ham Biscuits.

Balsamic-Dijon Glazed Ham

  • Hands-On Time

    10 minutes
  • Total Time

    2 hours
  • Serves

    12
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 HORMEL® CURE 81® Bone-In Half Ham (7 to 9-pounds)

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 325°F.

2. In small bowl, combine brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard.

3. Bake ham according to package directions, brushing with glaze several times during baking.

Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham

  • Hands-On Time

    10 minutes
  • Total Time

    2 hours
  • Serves

    8
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Boneless Half Ham (4-pounds)

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 325°F.

2. In small bowl, combine honey, mustard, orange zest, orange juice and brown sugar.

3. Place cut surface of ham face down in baking pan. Add water to pan. Brush ham with half the glaze. Cover with foil.

4. Bake 20 minutes per pound or until warmed through. Remove foil.

5. Turn oven temperature to 425°F. Brush with remaining glaze. Bake 10 minutes or until glaze is set.

Leftover Ham Sandwich

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    5 minutes
  • Serves

    1
  • 1 multi-grain bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomato slices
  • Sliced HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Boneless Ham
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese

Instructions

Spread mustard on one side of one bread slice. Top with lettuce and remaining ingredients. Top with remaining bread slice.

Poppyseed Ham Rolls

  • Hands-On Time

    10 minutes
  • Total Time

    30 minutes
  • Serves

    12
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1 (12-count) package dinner rolls
  • 1 (6-ounce ) package sliced Swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced leftover ham

Instructions

Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 13×9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

In small bowl, combine butter, mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire, and onion.

Slice sheet of dinner rolls in half horizontally. Place bottom half of rolls in prepared baking dish.

Pour ½ of butter mixture on bottom layer of rolls. Layer cheese and ham; top with bun tops. Brush tops of buns with remaining butter mixture. Cover with foil.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and sliders are warmed through. Remove foil. Bake 5 minutes to toast bun tops. Slice along roll lines to serve.

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake with HORMEL® CURE 81® Ham and Eggs

  • Hands-On Time

    15 minutes
  • Total Time

    40 minutes
  • Serves

    4
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • ¾ cup chopped or shaved HORMEL® CURE 81® Bone-in Half Ham
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped herbs such as chives, thyme or parsley, as desired
  • 4 fried eggs, if desired
  • Maple syrup, if desired

Instructions

Heat oven to 425°F.

In large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add milk, flour, salt and pepper. Whisk 2 to 3 minutes or until well combined and batter is smooth.

In 10-inch cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat, melt butter. Pour batter into pan and scatter ham, cheese and herbs over the top.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden.

Top individual servings with fried eggs, if desired. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.

HORMEL® CURE 81® Ham Biscuits

  • Hands-On Time

    10 Minutes
  • Total Time

    40 Minutes
  • Serves

    18 Biscuits
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Mustard Maple Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon whole seed grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon real maple syrup

Instructions

Heat oven to 475°F. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using pastry cutter, cut chilled butter into dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and combine using a fork. Add more milk as necessary to form a firm, not sticky, dough.

On lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough ½- inch thick. Using a 2 to 2 ½ – inch cookie cutter, cut out biscuits. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

In small bowl, combine Mustard Maple Sauce ingredients.

Split biscuits and layer with Mustard Maple Sauce, ham slices, cheese and lettuce, as desired.

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