Spiced Pineapple Ham Recipe
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Spiced Pineapple Ham Recipe

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A friend wanted a recipe for spiced pineapple but couldn't find one. So the two of us combined several recipes to come up with this sweet sauce. It's excellent served with ham. —Betty Claycomb of Alverton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 6 boneless fully cooked ham steaks (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 185 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1180mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.


  1. In a saucepan, bring pineapple juice, cloves and cinnamon stick to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Strain juice, discarding cloves and cinnamon. Return juice to the pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cornstarch; stir in vinegar until smooth. Stir into pineapple juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pineapple; heat through.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook ham steaks until browned and heated through. Serve with the pineapple sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Pineapple Ham in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p27

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Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 77209
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"This is very nice. Just a light hint of spice."

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