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Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

With just four ingredients, this pineapple glaze for ham is straightforward and simple — just what you're looking for in a holiday ham with easy steps. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/2-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Cover and bake 1-1/2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Spread over ham, pressing mixture into cuts. Bake ham, uncovered, 30-60 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°.

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham Tips

Do you serve glazed ham hot or cold?

Glazed ham can be served hot or cold. Once cooked, serve it warm, and then save some leftovers for ham sandwiches the next day. Check out 70 ways to use leftover ham, including split pea soup, chicken cordon bleu and scalloped potatoes.

Can you overcook ham?

Ham can become tough when overcooked. Keep a digital thermometer handy and pull from the oven once the internal temperature reached 140°. Get more tips for cooking ham. <h3How do you thicken a ham glaze? For a thicker ham glaze, you can drain the canned pineapple in this recipe. Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant