Holiday Ham

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


20 servings

Updated: Dec. 10, 2023
When I was a young girl, ham made appearances at all of our holiday dinners. The old-fashioned flavor reminds folks of Grandma's kitchen. —Betty Butler, Union Bridge, Maryland


  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces ham: 241 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1000mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.