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

An easy peasy Easter Ham recipe, great for smaller gatherings. Perfectly cooked ham with a sweet and tangy blackberry glaze, so good!

Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe

Why This Easter Ham Recipe Is So Good

  • Easy to make 
  • Perfect for smaller Easter gatherings, no need to buy a huge ham!
  • A delicious and tangy glaze.
  • Easy to scale up or down depending on guests.

Ingredients

  • Ham steaks
  • Cooking oil
  • Butter
  • Blackberry jam
  • White rum
  • Packed brown sugar

How To Make This Easter Ham Recipe – Step by Step

  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.

pouring glaze onto easter ham recipe

 

An Easy Easter Ham Recipe

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.

A Fruity Glaze For Ham

Why glaze? Consider that ham is cured pork, and the process of curing mainly involves the use of salt (usually in the form of brine) as a preservative. Sugar is also used in curing, as is smoke. But mainly it’s salt, which means that when it comes to seasoning, ham mostly tastes like salt. Which makes glazing the primary way for you to add other flavors to your ham to balance out the salt. 

The fruit adds sweetness and some tartness, and for an even kickier glaze, you can stir in some mustard, vinegar, and/or some dried chili flakes.

What To Serve With This Easter Ham Recipe

Because so many of you asked in the comments, the side dish that I have is zucchini and carrot strands, the work so well and make with a like but tasty side. 

OMG

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.

But feel free to add in some other sides too like these roasted garlic mashed potatoes – yum!

Top Tips For This Easter Ham Recipe

  • Make sure to let your glaze bubble for a bit before adding the blackberries
  • To know when your ham is cooked, press the tip of your index finger to the tip of your thumb. The fleshy area below the thumb should give quite a bit. 
  • For an even kickier glaze, you can stir in some mustard, vinegar, and/or some dried chili flakes.
  • Serve with zoodles, steamed greens or mashed potatoes.

zoodles with Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe

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Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

An easy peasy Easter Ham recipe, great for smaller gatherings. Perfectly cooked ham with a sweet and tangy blackberry glaze, so good!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter ham, glazed ham, ham recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1372 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Recipe Notes

cooking time varies - 15 mins per pound of ham

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1372 Calories from Fat 765
% Daily Value*
Fat 85g131%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 5449mg237%
Potassium 1379mg39%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 98g196%
Vitamin A 213IU4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.