Pineapple Glazed Ham
This old-fashioned Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham is an easy recipe that makes an impressive statement on a holiday table!
Servings 10 - 12 people
- 1 (7-9 lb.) fully-cooked, bone-in ham
- 1 ½ cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices, drained
- 7-10 maraschino cherries, drained and rinsed
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a saucepan, stir together pineapple juice, brown sugar, Dijon mustard and ground cloves. Bring to a boil and then simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes slightly syrupy (about 10 minutes). Set aside.
Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Place ham in the pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with ¼-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Arrange pineapple and cherries evenly on ham; secure with wooden toothpicks. Spoon some of the glaze over the ham.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Shield the ham loosely with aluminum foil after 1 hour to prevent too much browning, and bake for 1 – 1 ½ more hours (or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 140°), basting every 30 minutes with additional glaze and pan juices. Let stand 15 minutes and remove toothpicks before slicing.
- How long do you bake a precooked ham? You can use this recipe with just about any size ham. A good rule of thumb to remember is that a smoked ham bakes at 325 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes per pound. For instance, I roasted an 8-lb. ham for 2 hours. As always, an instant read thermometer is the best way to know when your ham is done. When the temperature registers 140 degrees F, it's safe to pull the meat out of the oven.
- Remember to glaze the ham before, during and after baking! The glaze and pan juices add flavor and moisture to the meat as it cooks, so I recommend basting every 30 minutes or so.
- Should you cover a ham when you bake it? I find that it works best to start with the ham uncovered for the first hour. This gives the glaze a chance to caramelize on the outside of the ham, adding beautiful color and flavor to the meat. After about an hour, though, you'll want to loosely shield the ham with foil to prevent it from getting too dark as the meat continues to heat through.
- You can safely keep this easy baked ham in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
- Reheat the ham in a 325-degree F oven for no more than 10 minutes per pound, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees F. If I’m reheating just a small portion of ham (such as a few slices), I like to wrap it in foil before placing it in the oven (this keeps it nice and moist).
- How much ham per person? A good rule of thumb is to assume about ¾ lb. per person for a bone-in ham, so an 8 lb. ham will feed about 10-11 people.
Serving: 3ounces glazed ham | Calories: 225.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.4g | Protein: 14.1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 851.1mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 27.8g