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Holiday Ham

When I was a young girl, ham make appearances at all of our holiday dinners. The old-fashioned flavor reminds folks of Grandma's kitchen. —Betty Butler, Union Bridge, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    about 18-20 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 spiral-sliced fully cooked bone-in ham (8 to 10 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup maraschino cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Secure pineapple and cherries to ham with toothpicks. Combine brown sugar and seasoned salt; rub over ham. Gently pour pineapple juice over ham.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through. Baste frequently with brown sugar mixture.

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  • gunslinger
    Jan 9, 2018

    Delicious! Very tender and tasty!

  • cookiemonster11
    Dec 25, 2014

    The best ham recipe I have ever tried! This is a keeper....from now on, this is the ham I will serve every Christmas! Thank you!

  • donnamartinez53
    Dec 25, 2014

    Ham came out perfect will use again

  • ejshellabarger
    Apr 20, 2014

    Very delicious. Received rave reviews from those who are "picky about ham".

  • linsvin
    Mar 29, 2013

    I didn't use a spiral ham, but I don't think it mattered. Turned out moist and very flavorful. Will never use the flavor packets that come with certain ham, this glaze was so easy. Impressive!

  • Lyfknsux
    Dec 24, 2012

    No comment left

  • Carolshene
    Nov 22, 2012

    This ham was amazing! I didn't use the cherries and instead of rubbing with the sugar and salt I mixed the pinneaple juice with it and poured it over the ham. I also basted once every 30 minutes during cooking. Loved it!

  • Veronak
    Apr 8, 2012

    I made this ham for Easter and it was great. But I must say this, I bought a spiral ham which came with a glaze so I followed the recipe exactly and added the glaze that came with it. My family and friends loved it

  • pinklady628
    Jan 2, 2012

    Had people that dont like ham, try it and came back for seconds! Awesome recipe.

  • dilbert098
    Dec 25, 2011

    not sure if I ha a "spiral-sliced" ham, but this recipe was delicious. I usually don't like ham but this cut down on its usual salty flavour. thanks for sharing would serve to a crowd. two thumbs up.