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Contest-Winning Pineapple Ham Loaf Recipe

Contest-Winning Pineapple Ham Loaf Recipe

My cousin served this tender ham loaf at a family get-together, and I eagerly asked for the recipe. Since then, I've often taken it to church functions and served it when friends come to dinner. It's always well received.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, ground (4 cups)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon mustard, salt and pepper. Add ham and pork; mix well. Shape into eight oval patties; set aside.
  • 2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Place a pineapple slice between each ham patty. (Refrigerate remaining pineapple and juice for another use.) Carefully place in an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Pat patties around pineapple to form a loaf.
  • 3. Combine brown sugar, remaining mustard and reserved juice; pour a small amount over loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until lightly browned and a thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with remaining juice mixture. Yield: 8 servings.

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Sandie1274 User ID: 7577716 253554
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"I made this recipe as written except I did not have pineapple rings. My family and I were not crazy about the flavor of the Ham Loaf. My problem is that when I worked at the hospital they made a Ham Loaf that was to die for (well not quite ;). Their loaf was made, I'm sure, with just ham as the meat, there was no sausage or ground beef as all the recipes I have looked at include. So in all fairness I went into this with a preconceived idea of how a ham loaf should taste and this did not meet my expectations......sadly!"

MsSherm User ID: 1004877 38174
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"This tasted exactly like hot dogs, it's disgusting. How did this make it into the TOH Easter Holiday I'll never know. Does anyone test these recipes before they go to print?"

jesrlawson User ID: 6119017 91774
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011


coppertop97 User ID: 312232 26491
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009 Edited Apr. 17, 2017

"My mum would make ham loaf all the time (she hates meat loaf) I used to get so tired of it!! Have not had a recipe for it until now!! Mum never put in pineapple though! Ccan't wait to try it!!"

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