Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples

Our easy Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples will be the perfect centerpiece of your holiday meal. 

Apple Stuffed Baked Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze on #ham #easter #holiday
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Nothing says holiday like pulling a juicy dripping baked ham out of the oven, then setting it on the family table.

Am I right?

After all, a ham isn’t a one time affair. It’s a dish you get to enjoy for several days after, extending the holiday spirit as long as possible.

Making Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples on #holiday #ham #easter

Imagine an enormous glistening Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples as your table centerpiece this season. Crispy edges, juicy pork, and sweet baked apples nestled between the slices… What more could you ask for?

Then surround it with homemade rolls, slow cooker stuffing, the best mashed potatoes ever, and a decadent bourbon derby pie.

This holiday will be tasty, to say the least.

Glazing a Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples on #holiday #ham #easter

Believe it or not, this gorgeous Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples, that is actually stuffed with apples, requires only 6 ingredients, including a smoked spiral-cut ham.

Smoked hams are readily available at your local grocery store year round, and are precooked. So we’re essentially doctoring it and warming it through.

STUFFED Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples on #holiday #ham #easter

All those spiral cut layers of ham are begging to be filled with something. So today I nestled thinly sliced apples in between them, then brushed an easy honey mustard glaze over the top.

As the ham bakes, the apples soften releasing their juices… Making an already juicy ham extra sweet and juicy. The honey mustard glaze seeps down in between the layers, seasoning the ham, and creating a crispy pork-fat crust that you will not be able to keep your hands off of.

Must-Make Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples on #holiday #ham #easter

See what I’m talking about?

You are going to have to keep this Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples under lock and key, so it isn’t picked apart before it hits the table.

Totally. Completely. Irresistible.

Must-Make Apple Stuffed Baked Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze on #ham #easter #holiday #thebest

If you’ve never made a baked ham before, this easy 6-ingredient recipe is where to start. If you have made a baked ham before, this just might be the last baked ham recipe you’ll ever try.

It’s fool-proof…

Impressive to behold.

Smells like pure porky heaven.

And tastes like your new “last meal on death row.”

Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples is a meal to remember!

Must-Make Apple Stuffed Baked Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze on #ham #easter #holiday #thebest
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Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Easy (and gorgeous) Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples will be the perfect centerpiece of your holiday meal!

Servings: 12
Nutrition Facts
Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 3759mg 157%
Potassium 873mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. To fit the standing ham in your oven, remove one oven rack and lower the other rack to the lowest position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set the spiral ham on top. 

  2. Peel and core the apples, then slice into paper-thin rounds.
  3. Tuck the apple slices between the slices of ham, skipping a row here and there, and spacing them out all the way around the ham. Once the ham gets too full of apples to hold its shape, turn the ham flat-side-down.
  4. Whisk the mustards, honey, and cardamom together in a small bowl. Brush over the entire surface of the ham. Bake for 1 hour. 
  5. Brush the pan juices over the ham, and bake for 1 more hour, until crispy on the outside. Brush the pan juices over the ham again before serving warm.

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49 comments on “Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples

  1. Brenda Jacksonposted December 24, 2018 at 11:45 pm Reply

    Made this for Christmas Eve dinner today. It was the best ham I’ve ever had.  All eleven people at our dinner couldn’t stop talking about how good it was!  Everyone wanted some to take home.  This will be my go to recipe forever more. Thank you.

  2. Christmas Cookposted December 16, 2018 at 6:27 pm Reply

    So, just to clarify, there is no covering  this ham in foil during the baking? Also, there is no trimming of any fat? It almost seems to good to be true. 

    • Sommer Collierposted December 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm Reply

      Hi There!

      Generally when you buy a spiral-cut ham, the fat is already trimmed off the first time it’s cooked. And because the apples are keeping the slices moist, you do not need to keep it covered.

  3. Jennyposted November 8, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply

    Where is the rest of the recipe? It seems to stop short at #2. I’ve mad this before and the rest was there.


    • Sommer Collierposted November 10, 2018 at 1:48 am Reply

      Hi Jenny,

      So sorry about that! We are in the middle of moving our recipes to a new system and there have been some glitches. We are trying to get them all fixed as fast as we can find them. If you see another wonky recipe, please let me know. :)

  4. Kristaposted April 1, 2018 at 3:04 pm Reply

    We made this today for Easter and not only was it super simple to make, but it was probably the best ham I ever made! Everyone raved about it and went back for at least seconds! To make it even easier we used a mandolin to slice the apples! So glad I found this on Pinterest – I will for sure be making this again!!

  5. Rosemaryposted March 31, 2018 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Can you put this together the night before you are to cook it?

    • Rosemaryposted March 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply

      Just saw a comment asking the same question! It was answered…thanks

  6. Annabelleposted December 31, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply

    Eaasy & guest-worthy recipe! Everyone loves it.

  7. Happymommaposted November 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Can I prep the ham the day before?

    • Sommerposted November 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

      Hi Happymomma,

      Absolutely! Be be sure to either drizzle the apples with lemon juice or coat them with the glaze, so they don’t brown.

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  11. Nicoleposted December 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm Reply

    I made this recipe last year, it was amazing. I am wondering if I can cook it in the crock pot this year… would that work?

    • Sommerposted December 15, 2016 at 9:00 am Reply

      Hi Nicole,

      If you have one large enough, you definitely can! :)

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  15. Chelsey Tposted April 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm Reply

    Can I use regular yellow mustard instead of whole grain? I have the dijon but I don’t want to buy another mustard that I wouldn’t otherwise use. 

    • Sommerposted April 13, 2015 at 7:11 am Reply

      Hi Chelsey! I prefer the flavor and texture of whole grain mustard, but it should still work with yellow mustard. If you try it, let me know how it turns out! :)

  16. Wendy Fposted April 8, 2015 at 8:01 am Reply

    I made this ham for EASTER. By far the BEST ham I have ever made. My family couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. I caught my son picking out the apples to eat. They were as good as the ham!

    • Sommerposted April 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm Reply

      Hi Wendy, So glad you liked it! XOXO

  17. Ronda Tatumposted April 5, 2015 at 8:37 pm Reply

    Sommer I made this for our family Easter dinner. It did not disappoint. The ham was delicious and moist.  I will make this one again!

  18. dylanposted April 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm Reply

    Doing it right now!
    Smells and looks amazing cant wait to get it into the oven. I’ll let you know how it tastes.

  19. Homemade & Yummyposted April 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm Reply

    Wow….this sounds awesome.  So awesome….I will be making it for Easter this weekend.  Glad I found it before I did my final grocery shop.  Thanks!!  Can’t wait to try it.

  20. Kathleen Mahlkeposted March 28, 2015 at 8:23 pm Reply

    This ham looks amazing Wonderful recipe!

  21. Mariaposted March 26, 2015 at 9:48 am Reply

    Perfect for Easter! Josh would love this recipe :)

  22. Shainaposted March 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm Reply

    The pineapple slices and glaze really make this look incredible. It’s definitely the crown jewel of the Easter dinner table.

  23. Lizposted March 25, 2015 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Yup, we always have ham on Easter! This year, my recipe may get a makeover—one that includes apples :)

  24. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted March 25, 2015 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Love that you tucked the apple slices in the ham, so smart! This looks amazingly delicious!

  25. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted March 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm Reply

    Sommer, this is BEYOND incredible. Seriously thinking of adding this to my Easter menu!

  26. Coco in the Kitchenposted March 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply

    I just licked my computer monitor.

    How awkward.

  27. Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewifeposted March 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Looks good! I love the idea with the apples.

  28. Gabyposted March 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm Reply

    This ham is to die for! Stuffing it with apple slices is genius!!!

  29. Julie @ Table for Twoposted March 25, 2015 at 1:01 pm Reply

    I love how crispy and caramelized the edges of the ham gets!!

  30. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted March 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Yep I definitely want this for my Easter main entree. It’s beautiful and I can already taste it.

  31. Heather Christoposted March 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous ham Sommer! I would love to serve that on Easter!

  32. Bobbyeposted March 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Beautiful! one question–is the ham covered in foil at any point of cooking, or uncovered the entire time?

    • Sommerposted March 25, 2015 at 1:47 pm Reply

      Hi Bobbye! Good question. Leave it uncovered the whole time, so it gets nice and crisp on the outside. :)

  33. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted March 25, 2015 at 11:23 am Reply

    My mind is blown – APPLE SLICES!!! That is genius my friend!

  34. Cookin Canuckposted March 25, 2015 at 10:46 am Reply

    That is seriously the most gorgeous looking ham! I love the idea of tucking the apple slices in between the slices.

  35. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted March 25, 2015 at 9:45 am Reply

    This looks utterly droolworthy. I want this on my Easter table!!

  36. Tieghanposted March 25, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply

    This sounds amazing! Such a perfect Easter dinner!

  37. marlaposted March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am Reply

    Goodness ~ I want this everyday & for Easter!

  38. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted March 25, 2015 at 8:57 am Reply

    Now that is one amazing looking ham!

  39. Naomiposted March 25, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply

    Seriously, wow! This looks so good and so simple to make.

  40. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted March 25, 2015 at 8:10 am Reply

    Wow! If I were to make a ham, I’d make this one! The apples are such a good addition!

  41. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted March 25, 2015 at 7:37 am Reply

    That is an amazing idea Sommer! I’ve only ever added pineapple to ham. Which obviously is fabulous but I love this!
    Looks like the perfect Easter ham. Pinned.

    Have a great Wednesday!