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Holiday Ham with Pineapple Recipe
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Holiday Ham with Pineapple Recipe

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My husband and I have lots of family living in our area, so any gathering is bound to be big. This ham satisfies everyone and is often requested. One of my brothers-in-law will eat six slices of this ham before helping himself to anything else. We never have leftovers. -Sue Jackson-Tucker, Sunset, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:24-28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 24-28 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (12 to 14 pounds), spiral-cut or thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) pineapple juice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 20 to 30 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (8 ounces) equals 348 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1322 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. Place ham in a roasting pan. Slowly pour pineapple juice over ham so it runs between slices. Spoon pineapple over ham. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cloves. Add raisins to pan juices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Discard cloves. Cover and bake ham at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, basting every 20 minutes. Yield: 24-28 servings.
Editor's Note: If spiral-cut ham is not available, ask your butcher to cut a fully cooked ham into 1/8-in.-thick slices and tie it securely.
Originally published as Holiday Ham with Pineapple in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p33

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"Very simple to make. My family asks for this ham every year for Christmas."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"Love those spiral-cut hams! And this recipe is easy and elegant. Even better, it's a do-ahead, so you can serve a great-looking entree with a minimum of fuss. Everyone will think you're a great cook, even if (like me) you're not."

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