Pineapple Sauce for Ham Recipe

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For a Polynesian twist on ham, added this wonderful sauce to your next ham dinner. You will be pleasantly surprised by the sweetness.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2-1/4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 52 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Combine water, sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, mustard and pineapple in saucepan. Bring to boil; simmer 10 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup of water; add to sauce. Cook, stirring, until clear. Serve over ham slices. Yield: About 4 cups sauce.
Originally published as Pineapple Sauce for Ham in Country Woman January/February 1990, p35

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crafti1 User ID: 823381 248388
Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"Delicious!! We made this as a topping for our Easter ham. It was a hit. Also a great topping for chicken, pork, waffles ... anything where you want a little extra sweetness."

HappyPappyCook User ID: 1101578 39472
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"I never have ham without this sauce. This is one of my favorites!"

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