Pineapple Cinnamon Ham Glaze


I have tried for years to find a really good ham glaze. After many attempts I have finally created a recipe I really love. It makes enough to glaze a 10 to 15 pound ham.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ cup crushed pineapple, drained


  1. Mix brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Stir vinegar, water, honey, and mustard together in a saucepan; add brown sugar mixture and whisk until blended. Turn heat to medium-high, stir crushed pineapple into mixture, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Pineapple juice can be substituted for the water in the glaze if desired.

Bake ham as directed. Thirty minutes prior to end of baking time, remove ham from oven and score in a diamond pattern. Pour glaze over ham, place back in oven, and bake for final 30 minutes. (Optional: baste with glaze runoff and drippings several times).

Grill 1 can sliced pineapple until just brown. Garnish finished ham with grilled sliced pineapple and 1 small jar maraschino cherries using toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
22g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* 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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