Brown Sugar and Pineapple Glazed Ham


How do you make a brown sugar glaze? Use this easy recipe for a delicious ham glaze that has been a family holiday favorite for years! This glazed ham makes excellent leftovers, especially the following day when served with some more fresh pineapple!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 (6 pound) fully-cooked, bone-in ham

  • 1 fresh pineapple

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans pineapple juice

  • 1 cup brown sugar


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

  2. Cut skin off pineapple with a sharp knife and slice off any brown spots or skin left behind. Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch-thick rings and use a round cutter to remove cores. Pin rings onto ham with toothpicks.

  3. Bake ham in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  4. While ham bakes, mix pineapple juice and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power until glaze is boiling and slightly thickened. Work carefully because glaze will be sticky and very hot.

  5. Pour 1/2 of the glaze evenly over ham and pineapple rings. Bake ham for 30 minutes more, then pour remaining glaze over ham.

  6. Continue baking ham until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of ham reads 140 degrees F (60 degrees C), 30 to 60 minutes more.

    looking at a brown sugar and pineapple glazed ham resting on a cutting board with a few slices cut
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
26g Fat
16g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 492mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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