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, 0 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 User ID: 703299 239501
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

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

CalvnHobbes User ID: 487370 52438
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

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

donnaldak User ID: 605860 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."

[email protected] User ID: 2187140 32156
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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