Pineapple Cranberry Ham Recipe
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Pineapple Cranberry Ham Recipe

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Tired of the same-old, same-old meals for dinner? Try something new tonight with this dish! A sweet and tangy relish of cranberries and pineapple tops these hearty ham steaks, adding lots of flavor and color. Rita Brower - Exeter, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless fully cooked ham steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup undrained crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1 ham steak with about 3 tablespoons sauce equals 405 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 2186 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Cut each ham steak in half. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ham in oil in batches for 3-5 minutes on each side or until browned and heated through. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mash the cranberry sauce; stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with ham. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Cranberry Ham in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p26

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"The sauce for this dish really dresses up the ordinary ham, and it's so easy to make. What a great way quick weekday meal."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Pleasant surprise for dressing up ham slices."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012 Edited Dec. 10, 2012

"I made this for a church dinner. Everyone was asking for the recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Super easy and DELICIOUS! I have made this a few times now and we love it!"

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"I really enjoyed this simple but tasty sauce for ham steak."

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