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Glazed Pineapple Ham

This was the first time that I've ever done our holiday ham, and I was so happy with how crispy and juicy it turned out. It's going to be a new tradition. —Chrissy Clark, Boise, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar, divided
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern; insert a clove in each diamond. Cover and bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reaches 130°.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in water; stir in 2 cups dark brown sugar, pineapple, lemon juice, mustard and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Reserve 2 cups for sauce; keep warm.
  • Remove ham from oven. Increase oven setting to 425°. Pour remaining pineapple mixture over ham. In a small bowl, mix light brown sugar and remaining dark brown sugar; spread over ham.
  • Bake ham, uncovered, 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked ham with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 300 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 912mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

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  • curlylis85
    Mar 25, 2018

    This is our go-to Easter ham recipe. Such a delicious, easy glaze! Everyone loves the pineapple.

  • meaganteal
    Mar 28, 2016

    Delicious!!! Didn't change the type of brown sugar though....didn't realize until I had already made it. But it tasted great!!

  • kjd624
    Jan 13, 2015

    Really liked the sauce. Didn't have light and dark brown sugar, so just used the dark I had. Thot it sounded like a lot of sugar, so I didn't do the sugar sprinkling at the end. It probably would have put a lovely crust on the ham, but I didn't miss it.

  • samoanjoy
    Oct 11, 2014

    Made it for Easter & everyone loved it

  • chefette16
    Oct 5, 2013

    The best ham we've ever had! Even the ham-haters liked it!

  • 50Penny
    Apr 2, 2013

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  • aellyn
    Apr 2, 2013

    We loved this ham. It was moist and tasty. I forgot to use the cloves and it was still really good. This will probably be our go-to ham recipe.

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    Mar 24, 2013

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    Feb 19, 2013

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    Feb 3, 2013

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