Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min.


10 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly recall the aroma of ham baking! Whenever I make a canned ham, I think of my mom—who was, in my opinion, the best cook ever. —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland


  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 canned ham (5 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set aside. Place ham in a baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, cloves, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice. Score top of ham. Place pineapple slices and cherries over ham; spoon glaze over top.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

8 ounce-weight: 296 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 2360mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein.