This easy but delicious ham glaze has been a family holiday favorite for years!

Lex

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 6-pound glazed ham
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place the ham, cut side down, into a roasting pan.

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  • Cut the skin off the pineapple with a sharp knife and cut out any brown spots of skin left behind. Slice the pineapple into 1/2-inch slices and cut the cores out of the slices. Pin the slices onto the ham with toothpicks.

  • Bake ham in the preheated oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham reads 140 degrees F (60 degrees C), 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • While the ham is baking, mix the pineapple juice and brown sugar in a microwave-safe ceramic or glass bowl and microwave on medium power until the glaze is boiling and slightly thickened. Work carefully because the glaze will be sticky and very hot.

  • Pour about half the glaze evenly over the ham and pineapple about 1 hour before the end of baking; pour the rest over the ham about 30 minutes before the end of baking.

Cook's Note

A ham baked with this glaze makes excellent leftovers as well, especially the next morning with some more fresh pineapple!

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 23.9g 48% DV; carbohydrates 16.1g 5% DV; fat 25.7g 40% DV; cholesterol 99.4mg 33% DV; sodium 67.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
This is how I usually make a ham and everyone loves it. My boyfriend will ask for me to make my ham and pineapples atleast once a month. I usually use a boneless ham as I get grossed out by bones in any kind of meat. I also will use canned pineapple in pineapple juice if we don't have fresh pineapple. The only other thing I do differently is I put the brown sugar on the ham first then cook it then make more glaze and add it about an hour before done then again about 30 mins. later. I kind of tripple glaze the ham!! Great recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2016
We use a canned ham and canned pineapple in heavy syrup. Mix 2 cans of pineapple syrup with an entire bag of C&h dark brown sugar place pineapple slices stacked on top and on bottom of pan pour sugar mix over top of pineapples making sure to evenly coat everything. We also serve the pineapple slices separate. I usually have to fix 2 of the large hams to feed my family of 8 and there's no leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
This is how I usually make a ham and everyone loves it. My boyfriend will ask for me to make my ham and pineapples atleast once a month. I usually use a boneless ham as I get grossed out by bones in any kind of meat. I also will use canned pineapple in pineapple juice if we don't have fresh pineapple. The only other thing I do differently is I put the brown sugar on the ham first then cook it then make more glaze and add it about an hour before done then again about 30 mins. later. I kind of tripple glaze the ham!! Great recipe!! Read More
(191)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
This is my all time favorite. When the ham is done I use the juices and ham drippings with a bit of yellow mustard, flour and water to make "Ham Gravy" to pour over the meat and mash potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
I made this for Easter for a large group. It was absolutely delicious and people could not stop talking about how it was the best ham they have ever had (many guests actually admitted not normally liking ham!) It was so moist and tender with great flavor and the real pineapple slices were a delightful treat. Thanks so much to the reviewer who suggested the ham glaze. It was amazing! And it is great as a condiment on a sandwich with the leftovers. I just used the drippings and whisked in yellow mustard and flour. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2011
Still have to use the baster. didn't get sticky as recipe said. maybe too much pineapple juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
I made this for Christmas dinner and it was a big hit! My stepdad is not a fan of pork or leftovers - but he snacked on the leftovers the next day. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
This was delicious and quite easy! I would wait to put the glaze on until about 30 minutes (if that) from the end time. Our got a little burned because of the glaze but really was delicious...and I made it for the first time with guests. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2011
I made it for the first time late night and everyone loved it! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Delicious ham! I only had canned pineapple chunks so that is what I used. The baking time was right on for a 6 lb. ham. I did make the glaze on the stovetop rather than the microwave. I just put it on low heat and it did eventually thicken up. The glaze added a lot of depth to the ham and the leftovers reheated nicely. This was served with 'Easy Corn Pudding' from AR and we had a terrific meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
I always use this recipe. I also stick cloves in the ham and sometimes add maple syrup to my Brown sugar pineapple glaze. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2016
We use a canned ham and canned pineapple in heavy syrup. Mix 2 cans of pineapple syrup with an entire bag of C&h dark brown sugar place pineapple slices stacked on top and on bottom of pan pour sugar mix over top of pineapples making sure to evenly coat everything. We also serve the pineapple slices separate. I usually have to fix 2 of the large hams to feed my family of 8 and there's no leftovers. Read More
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