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Grandma's Ham

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy delicious ham that my grandma has made every year for Christmas, I got to make it for the first time last year for my family and it is always wonderful and beautiful."
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4 h 40 m servings 663
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place ham in a roasting pan.
  2. Pour ginger ale into the roasting pan. Rub brown sugar over the ham. Attach pineapple slices to outside of ham with toothpicks. Secure a cherry into the middle of each pineapple slice again using toothpicks. Pour reserved pineapple juice into pan with ginger ale. Tent aluminum foil over the ham.
  3. Bake ham in preheated oven for 4 hours. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking another 30 minutes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 663 calories; 40.1 21 51.6 148 2847 Full nutrition

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This is the way I have baked ham for the last 35 years. Always tasty! I have gotten lazy over the years and just chuck a couple of 20 oz cans of chunk pineapple in the bottom along with the Vern...

I couldn't get a hold of MY Grandmother to get her ham recipe (which is VERY similar to this one) so I decided to make YOUR Grandmother's recipe instead. Easy and delicious! Thanks!

Our family has made ham like this for as long as I can remember. I use less brown sugar than called for and baste several times during baking. It tastes as good as it smells while baking. Serv...

This ham had some great taste to it.. Just not great for this family.. I am not sure what it was or wasn't because I was sure this was the way my grandma did it as well and everybody loved hers....

Never made a ham this way before but certainly would make it again. The ham was not dry and the sweetness balanced the salty nature of the ham that we are not overly fond of to begin with.

This is also my Granny's Easter Ham Recipe! The only difference is she used whole clove pieces to hold the pineapples and cherries in place, which flavored the ham slightly but didn't overwhelm...

I am not a big fan of ham.. However this recipe has completely changed my mind! I followed it to the letter and it turned out fantastic! My husband could not stop eating it, and raving about it!...