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Pineapple-Glazed Ham Recipe

Think of Easter dinner, and your mind probably wanders to juicy, baked ham. Here is a main dish that's destined to become a tradition as time honored as dying Easter eggs. The sweet pineapple glaze is irresistible. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2 hours YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  • 3. Brush ham with some of the glaze; bake 30-60 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked ham equals 245 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 1,139 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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