Easter is right around the corner, which means you’re probably thinking about preparing a delicious holiday menu. As you fill your shopping list with ingredients for your family’s favorite homemade sides and desserts, don’t forget to add the centerpiece of the meal: a delicious, juicy ham!
At Heinen’s, we take great pride in sourcing the highest quality meat from trusted farmers, and our Easter ham is no exception. We build strong relationships with each of our partners to ensure that the ham that sits at the center of your table is not only delicious, but sustainably raised and processed using clean practices and ingredients.
From bone-in to boneless, honey glazed and sugar-free, check out our assortment of Easter ham that will surely make this year’s meal memorable.
Before we get started, it’s important to know how to differentiate between various kinds of ham. Check out these fast facts and see what appeals to you!
Easter Ham Fast Facts
1. What’s the difference between a Bone-In and a Boneless Ham?
A boneless ham will have the center bone removed upon purchase, which will make it easier to slice. A bone-in ham will have the center bone intact upon purchase. Keeping the bone adds extra flavor to the meat. What’s better, is that you can use the bone to make stocks, soups and stews later on.
2. What is a Spiral Sliced Ham?
Spiral slicing is a process where a standard ham is cut on it’s exterior in one continuous spiral. The meat is left completely intact, but small spiral slices allow for ease of carving when it comes time to serve the meal.
3. Can I Buy a Ham Fully Cooked?
Yes! All of the hams that we offer come fully cooked, which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table with family.
4. Do I need to Pre-Order a Ham?
Yes! Simply visit the Meat Department at your local Heinen’s and our associates are happy to help you place an order. You can also place an order over the phone for in-store pickup.
Heinen’s Easter Ham Selection
Heinen’s Own Hams
Seeing as our legacy began as a butcher shop back in 1929, we find tradition to be very important, especially with our meat. That’s why our own ham is made using Joe Heinen’s original family recipe! Although we can’t give away our family secrets, we’re proud to say that our ham is all-natural, hickory-smoked and gluten-free. We also offer several varieties including:
- Spiral Sliced
- Honey Glazed
Niman Ranch Spiral Sliced Ham
Niman Ranch is proud to offer a gourmet spiral sliced ham that is made with a delicious blend of maple, sugar and salt. Smoked slowly for nearly 12 hours over Applewood, their ham is the perfect balance of sweet and smoky and something you can feel good about serving your family. Raised on an all-vegetarian diet, this ham is free of nitrates, hormones and antibiotics. It is certified humane and gluten-free.
Pederson’s No Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham
Raised on small family farms that provide their animals with a comfortable life, Pederson’s is known for producing all-natural “really awesome” proteins. If you’re looking to save your sugar intake for the Easter candy, try their No Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham! Raised without antibiotics or growth stimulants, their ham is also free of artificial ingredients, gluten, lactose and MSG. An added bonus is that it is also Paleo-friendly and Whole30 approved.
Note: Easter ham is not available for online ordering.