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Glazed Pineapple Ham

 Glazed Pineapple Ham
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
20 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • GLAZE/SAUCE:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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°.
  • 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; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until slightly
  • thickened. Reserve 2 cups for sauce; keep warm.
  • 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.
  • Bake ham, uncovered, 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer

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Glazed Pineapple Ham (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • reads 140°. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 5 ounces ham with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 300 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 912 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer