Keto Glazed Ham for Easter
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Keto Glazed Ham for Easter Instead of Honey Baked

If you’re like many families, you celebrate Easter with an egg hunt, family and friends, and a wonderful Easter Dinner. But, if you’re also trying to stay in the Keto Zone, you’ll need to be a bit choosy with dinner, even with the ham. This year, try our Keto Glazed Ham and rest assured it will keep you low in carbohydrates.

Of course, you’ll still need to look out for other carbohydrates, such as those in mashed potatoes and other dinner foods, desserts, and all the candy. But, you can do it. And, this delicious Keto Glazed Ham can help.

Keto Zone Glazed Easter Ham


  • Bone-in ham, already cooked (~8 to 10 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar erythritol or equivalent of another keto sweetener
  • 1/2 cup butter, organic if possible
  • 2 tablespoon molasses or sugar-free preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh ground pepper, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Trim the rind off the ham, leaving the fat layer intact. Score the fat in a criss-cross “x” pattern, cutting into the fat. Avoid cutting all the way to the flesh under the fat.
  3. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish or pan with coconut oil for easy cleanup.
  4. Place the ham in the dish and add water to cover the bottom. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the sweetener, butter, molasses, mustard, and spices. Stir until dissolved and heated through.
  6. Increase the oven temperature to 425°F. Brush the ham with 1/3 of the glaze. Return ham to the oven uncovered for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove ham from the oven. Re-glaze with 1/3 of the glaze. Return to the oven for 15 minutes. Repeat one more time with the last 1/3 of glaze. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper if desired. Cook for another (final) 15 minutes of cooking.
  8. Remove from the oven. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Slice and enjoy. Makes approximately 16 servings.

Nutrition info: 512 calories, 35 grams fat, 5 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 40 grams protein (also contains 12 grams sugar alcohol per servings from erythritol)

Why Not Just Get a Honey Baked Ham?

Another very popular ham option is Honey Baked Ham. However, if you want to stay in the Keto Zone, Honey Baked Ham can make it difficult.

In fact, every 2-ounce serving of Honey Baked Ham has:

  • 2 grams fat
  • 4 grams carbs
  • 0 grams fiber
  • 4 grams net carbs
  • 9 grams protein

But, this can be deceiving. Since most people eat 6-8 ounces of ham at Easter dinner, it’s easy to eat 16 grams of net carbs from a Honey Baked Ham.

Carbohydrates in Other Easter Foods

Other foods at Easter dinner can also have a lot of carbohydrates. For example:

  • Traditional mashed potatoes have 33 grams of net carbs per cup.
  • Each hot crossed bun has 18 grams of net carbs.
  • Each traditional deviled egg has 1 gram of net carbs.
  • A 3-ounce slice of carrot cake has 35 grams of net carbs.

It’s easy to see how a typical Easter dinner can kick you right out of the Keto Zone, with over 100 grams of carbohydrates. This doesn’t even include the chocolate, candy Peeps, jelly beans, and other treats.

To avoid all these extra carbohydrates, look throughout Keto Zone recipes for wonderful low-carbohydrate options like these mashed potatoes and these deviled eggs.

Staying in the Keto Zone for Your Best Health this Easter

Why go through the work to make your own Keto Glazed Ham and watch out for other carbohydrates?

Because it’s absolutely worth it to improve your health, weight, energy, and longevity in the Keto Zone. When you drastically cut out carbohydrates and rely on ketones for energy, you can lose weight efficiently, within just days or weeks (12). You can also maintain weight loss, especially throughout the midsection and visceral fat (34).

Bottom Line

This year, you can stay in the Keto Zone and enjoy a wonderful Easter Dinner. Try our Keto Glazed Ham and set the table for a healthy, delicious Easter Dinner.



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