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Brown Sugar and Pineapple Glazed Ham

Navy Wife

"This easy but delicious ham glaze has been a family holiday favorite for years!"
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1 h 50 m servings 396 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (1 6-pound glazed ham)

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place the ham, cut side down, into a roasting pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 396 calories; 25.7 g fat; 16.1 g carbohydrates; 23.9 g protein; 99 mg cholesterol; 68 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 bone...

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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, pou...

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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 bone...

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.

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 normal...

Still have to use the baster. didn't get sticky as recipe said. maybe too much pineapple juice.

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!!

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...a...

I made it for the first time late night and everyone loved it! Thank you!

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 jus...

I always use this recipe. I also stick cloves in the ham and sometimes add maple syrup to my Brown sugar pineapple glaze.