Baked Ham with Pineapple Recipe
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Baked Ham with Pineapple Recipe

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Widely known as a symbol of hospitality, pineapple inspired a theme dinner my husband and I hosted and was the star ingredient on our menu. Its fine flavor sparked this easy and delicious entree. -JoAnn Fox, Johnson City, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:16-20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
  • 5 maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 ounces) equals 219 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 924 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. Place ham in roasting pan. Score the surface with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes; insert cloves into diamonds. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Combine brown sugar and pineapple juice; pour over ham. Arrange pineapple and cherries on ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-45 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and the ham is heated through. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Baked Ham with Pineapple in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"I tried this recipe but did not have pineapple on hand so used sliced apples and fresh apple cider with the brown sugar. The kids said it was Awesome"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Wow! This was a real hit!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"I have been using this recipe for decades except that I add a tablespoon of yellow mustard to the pineapple juice and brown sugar glaze for a little extra zing."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This was my mom's favorite. It is super tasty."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"I made this for my husband's family Christmas. My in-laws are very picky, and they loved this even over the Honey-Baked ham. It's a keeper!"

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