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Ham with Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce Recipe
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Ham with Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce Recipe

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Flag this dish for the times you crave the mouthwatering combo of cranberry, pineapple and stone-ground mustard served with thick slices of smoky boneless ham. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. Score the ham, making 1/2-in.-deep diamond shapes; insert a clove in each diamond. Place ham in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, cranberry sauce, garlic, mustard and pepper; pour over ham.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°. Remove meat to a cutting board and keep warm; remove and discard cloves.
  3. Transfer sauce to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice ham and serve with sauce. Yield: 20 servings (4-1/2 cups sauce).
Originally published as Ham with Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p36

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"I made this yesterday and did not like it at all. The sauce was an odd grey color. I made it just the way the recipe is written. Garlic was also over powering and I like garlic. Smelled really good while it was cooking :)"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"DELICIOUS!!! I can't believe that nobody has tried or rated this! My husband has been walking around since I made this saying "There is not one thing that I didn't love about that recipe!" And I agree. It was so easy to make and it had so much flavor. Will be making again and again and again."

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