Ham with Sweet Pineapple Sauce Recipe
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Ham with Sweet Pineapple Sauce Recipe

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My mom always finds ways to make good foods taste even more special. A great example is this ham served with a sweet pineapple sauce. A simple mixture of basic ingredients results in a mouthwatering main dish. -Debra Falkiner, St. Charles, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:16-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 16-24 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups undrained crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 133 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 857mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0g fiber), 14g protein .


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard and pineapple. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into pineapple sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the ham. Yield: 16-24 servings (3 cups sauce).
Originally published as Ham with Pineapple Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p35

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joycerm53 239501
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Excellent! Made it exactly as written. Will use this recipe again!"

CalvnHobbes 52438
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Excellent sauce to serve with ham. Wouldn't change a thing."

donnaldak 22806
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I have been using this recipe for the Pineapple Sauce for a number of years now. It is sweet and savory and ham just isn't the same without it."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"This was so good and tasty, the leftover sauce were given to a friend so they could prepare Easter dinner with the same sauce."

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