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Glazed Pineapple Ham Recipe

Glazed Pineapple Ham Recipe

This was the first time that I've ever done our holiday ham, and I was so happy with how crispy and juicy it turned out. It's going to be a new tradition. —Chrissy Clark, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar, divided
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern; insert a clove in each diamond. Cover and bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reaches 130°.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in water; stir in 2 cups dark brown sugar, pineapple, lemon juice, mustard and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Reserve 2 cups for sauce; keep warm.
  • 3. Remove ham from oven. Increase oven setting to 425°. Pour remaining pineapple mixture over ham. In a small bowl, mix light brown sugar and remaining dark brown sugar; spread over ham.
  • 4. Bake ham, uncovered, 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked ham with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 300 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 912mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

Reviews for Glazed Pineapple Ham

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 246177
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Delicious!!! Didn't change the type of brown sugar though....didn't realize until I had already made it. But it tasted great!!"

kjd624 User ID: 3336025 217784
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"Really liked the sauce. Didn't have light and dark brown sugar, so just used the dark I had. Thot it sounded like a lot of sugar, so I didn't do the sugar sprinkling at the end. It probably would have put a lovely crust on the ham, but I didn't miss it."

samoanjoy User ID: 2463701 192599
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014 Edited Dec. 23, 2014

"Made it for Easter & everyone loved it"

chefette16 User ID: 7096644 192563
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"The best ham we've ever had! Even the ham-haters liked it!"

aellyn User ID: 2229876 212432
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"We loved this ham. It was moist and tasty. I forgot to use the cloves and it was still really good. This will probably be our go-to ham recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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