Easter Ham Recipe with Blackberry Rum Glaze (for 2-4)

Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe

I’m not normally a think-ahead type of gal. It’s hard for me to cook a Easter feast 2 weeks before the holiday. But I understand how recipe searching goes – people want to browse recipes BEFORE the holiday to get ideas on what to cook ON the holiday!

I’ve been in the kitchen, pretending it’s Easter and cookin’ up some fantastic ham recipes. The first recipe that I want to share is a Easter ham dinner for 2 people. My in-laws are always asking for recipes scaled down for two, so this Easter Ham Recipe with Blackberry Rum Glaze perfect one for them.

Instead of buying a big gigantic ham – which, for 2-4 people would last them probably 3 years – buy individual ham steaks. I like to give the ham steaks a good sear on both sides and then top it off with a fruity, rum-my glaze.

And because so many of you asked in the comments, the side dish that I have is zucchini and carrot strands.


I can’t believe I’m about to do this, but we’re going to whip back in time and I’m in a link back to a vintage Steamy Kitchen post for that recipe.

This is from a time long, long ago, before I even knew how to use a camera.

There, I’m giving you a warning.

Be prepared.

It’s hideous.

The zucchini spaghetti looks alien.

Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe


Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe

Servings: 2-4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes

Perfect for Easter ham for 2-4 people! If you're serving more than 4 people, double the blackberry rum glaze.


2-4 boneless ham steaks (about 1/2-inch thick) - or one for each person
1 tablespoon cooking oil (olive, vegetable, canola or peanut)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup blackberry preserves (or jam)
1/8 cup white rum
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup fresh blackberries


1. To make the blackberry rum glaze, heat a small sauce pot over medium-low heat. Add the butter and when melted, add the blackberry preserves, rum and brown sugar. Stir well. Let the mixture bubble a bit and then add the fresh blackberries. Cook for 3 minutes.

2. Heat a frying pan over high heat until very hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat. Lay the ham steaks in the pan and sear for 2 minutes each side.

3. Serve the ham steaks with a drizzle of the blackberry rum sauce.


More Ham Recipes

Easter Ham with Mango Ginger Glaze (5 ingredients)

Cola-Pineapple Glazed Ham Recipe (6 ingredients)

Easter Ham Cola Glazed Recipe

Ham with Grilled Peaches 

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Comments 45

  1. Phoo-D

    Way to be ahead of the game! I love a fruit-rum-pork combo. The sauce sounds perfect. Is it a sign that I’ve been working too much when I read “Blackberry” and an image of my pda comes to mind instead of the fruit?

  2. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

    This did NOT do anything for the fact that I’m hungry right now. WOW! Those are gorgeous… and I’ve been craving blackberries lately too! Love the idea of using ham steaks (so unpretentious!) rather than a whole huge ham.

  3. Angie

    I never had the idea to dress up ham steaks, I love it! Great idea for Easter, especially since I still have ham in the freezer from last Thanksgiving.

  4. Charlie Emery

    Delicious, inviting recipe…but what about the side of colored ??? That looks really good too…but what is it?

  5. Fran

    Oh, this looks good. I’m not a ham-my person. It’s not something I serve on Passover, but getting a ham steak and cooking it up this way is something I can handle for a weeknight dinner. The blackberries look so delicious. Great idea! Thanks.

  6. Katie @ goodLife {eats}

    Now why have I never thought to just buy ham steaks? DUH! My hubby tolerates ham, but doesn’t really love it. I grew up always having ham for Easter. I usually cut up the leftovers and freeze it, but it takes us forever to finish it. This looks great!

  7. Courtney

    Thoughts on using other fruit? Not a big fan of blackberries but always have raspberries around- do you think that would work?

  8. Courtney

    Thanks!- I made this last night with raspberries and it was my husbands favorite part of the meal- yum 🙂

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  10. Ételek

    I love making big hams and if I have too much leftovers (even after I send some home with any guests), I vacuum seal and freeze meal-size portions and the ham bone for future use and I can keep it in the freezer for months.

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  12. Jen Ellis

    I found this glaze accidentally when looking for a blackberry rum sauce – wonderful. I used fresh blackberries and a spiced rum and used it over cheese blintzes with whipped cream. Unbelievable. My family thanks you. 🙂

  13. Nicole Smith

    Hmm-mmm yummy! Can’t wait to try it out and have it for dinner. Glad you shared the recipe. Thanks for it. It’s gonna be a great help.

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  15. Ginger Hunstad

    I have not checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess Iˇll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

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  18. Kareen

    Stupid Question. But I am very particular. I can’t find Blackberry Jam or preserves anywhere! What kind of jam can I use instead, while still using the blackberry fruit? Will using red raspberry jam be just as good?
    Please answer.

      1. Kareen

        Thanks for replying. I’ll use the raspberry. Love the blog. I’m making it on Sunday. I will keep you posted on how it was. Can’t Wait!

        1. Kareen

          Ended up not getting any blackberries either, so I just blueberried the entire thing on pork chops… VERY YUMMY!
          Thank you for an amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try something else from you!

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