Contest-Winning Pineapple Ham Loaf Recipe
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Contest-Winning Pineapple Ham Loaf Recipe

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My cousin served this tender ham loaf at a family get-together, and I eagerly asked for the recipe. Since then, I've often taken it to church functions and served it when friends come to dinner. It's always well received.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
Contest Winning Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, ground (4 cups)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon mustard, salt and pepper. Add ham and pork; mix well. Shape into eight oval patties; set aside.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Place a pineapple slice between each ham patty. (Refrigerate remaining pineapple and juice for another use.) Carefully place in an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Pat patties around pineapple to form a loaf.
  3. Combine brown sugar, remaining mustard and reserved juice; pour a small amount over loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until lightly browned and a thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with remaining juice mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Ham Loaf in Country Woman March/April 2000, p33

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"This tasted exactly like hot dogs, it's disgusting. How did this make it into the TOH Easter Holiday I'll never know. Does anyone test these recipes before they go to print?"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011


Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

"My mum would make ham loaf all the time (she hates meat loaf) I used to get so tired of it!! Have not had a recipe for it until now!! Mum never put in pineapple though! Ccan't wait to try it!!"

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