Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 12

This is the traditional Easter ham that I have been grilling for my family for over 20 years.  My only complaint about this grilled ham is no leftovers. If there is any left after the meal, it makes it’s way home with everyone else instead of finding it’s way in between a couple slices of rye the next day at my house. I hope this ham is as big a hit for your family as it has been for ours!

***Editor’s Note ~ Our latest ham recipe also involves pineapple like this one. The new creation involves a spiral ham as well as some rum

Easter Ham Ingredients:

  • 1 can crushed pineapple (20 oz)
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ bottle White Zinfandel wine
  • zest and juice of one orange
  • 1 cup brown sugar (remove this and add more honey to make paleo friendly)
  • 1 pineapple, cored and sliced (Optional)
  • 1 bone-in ham
Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 1-2
The Easter Ham Ingredients

Easter Ham Prep:

For you paleo folks, increase the honey and eliminate the brown sugar to make it paleo friendly.

To make the ham glaze, combine all the ingredients (except for ham and the pineapple) in a bowl and mix well:

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 3 Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 4 Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 5

How to Grill an Easter Ham

Set up the Big Green Egg (BGE) kamado grill for indirect grilling by putting the plate setter over the charcoal:

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 1
Slide the Place Setter over the Coals of the Big Green Egg

You can use your favorite wood chips or chunks in the kamado for smoke.  If you’re using another type of grill, put the fire one side and the ham on the other to create the indirect grilling affect.

Your ham is actually already cooked, so you’re really just warming it.  Therefore, you only want the BGE temp at 200-225° F.  Since this holiday ham is getting a glaze, I recommend using a drip pan under the ham as well. Also, if you don’t go with indirect grilling, the sugar glaze will blacken really bad.

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 2
Drip Pan on the Place Setter for the Big Green Egg

This keeps drippings from going in the BGE and making a big mess.  You can also use the drippings on the side for anyone who wants to put them on the easter ham for added flavor and juice!

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 7
What’s better than Ham and Pineapple?

To pineapple or not to pineapple

Optional:  You can also cut up pineapple rings and put them on the ham.

Cut the pineapple and remove the core:

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 8 Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 9 Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 10

Take toothpicks and attach the rings to the Easter ham for the last 30-45 minutes so that the pineapple doesn’t turn too dark and look unappetizing.  YUM!

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 11
On the Big Green Egg

Grill your delicious ham for about 3 hours, glazing every 30 minutes.

Here is the grilled ham ready to come off the kamado to carve:

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 13
Time to Remove from the Grill and Carve

Time to carve that succulent grilled Easter ham:

Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 16
Here we have TWO Hams!
Easter Ham: Grilled and Glazed 15
Juicy

ENJOY!

If you have any questions about this grilled Easter Ham, feel free to leave them below.

If lamb is more your thing for Easter, we can help. 

Also, you can follow us on our GrillinFools Facebook pageInstagram, and YouTube feeds

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Glazed Grilled Easter Ham

Grill Glazed Ham, adorned with Pineapple Rings
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Entree, Holiday Ham, Main Course
Cuisine: American, American Fare, Barbecue, BBQ, North American, Pork
Keyword: 3-2-1, 3-2-1 method, 3-2-1 Ribs, Ribs, BBQ Ribs, BBQ, Barbecue, Barbecue Ribs, Brine, Brined, Brined Ribs, Wet Brine, Wet Brined Ribs, Wet Brined Pork Ribs, Pork Ribs, Pork, Primo, BGE, Big Green Egg, Easter, Easter Ham, Glazed, Grilled Easter Ham, Grilled Pineapple Rum Ham, Kamado, Kamado Grill
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 20 oz crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ bottle white zinfandel wine
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp orange zest (from 1 orange)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (omit and increase honey to make it paleo friendly)
  • 1 pineapple cored and sliced, optional
  • 1 bone-in ham

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients except the ham in a bowl and mix well.
  • Prepare the BGE for two zone or indirect grilling
  • Target temperature inside the grill is 200-225
  • Optional: Stick slices of pineapple to the ham with toothpicks
  • Place the ham on the grill
  • Glaze it every 30 minutes
  • Remove from the grill after 3 hours

 

 

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Latest posts by Tom Jones (see all)

3 comments

5 stars
Looks wonderful!
You need to invest in a pineapple corer. Mine is made of steel. The plastic ones don’t last. They make coring, peeling and slicing a breeze.

Reply

5 stars
The review from the family was this was the best ham ever! I forgot the pineapple slices but you don’t really need them. I used the entire glaze and there were plenty of pineapple pieces so we didn’t miss the slices. Leftovers are unbelievable. My wife made a lentil stew with the bone and ham chunks we’ll be enjoying the entire week. BTW, Big Green Egg, held at around 210 degrees F, 3 hours exactly basting every 30 minutes, apple, hickory and pecan wood in order most to least, added a shot of Jameson’s to the glaze for a little zing… perfect!

Reply

This ham is perfect! I used apple juice and apple cider vinegar in the drip pan to keep moist and add a little pop!

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating