Pineapple Glazed Ham
This recipe for Pineapple Glaced Ham is easy. Don’t buy those expensive fancy hams because this ham recipe is just as delicious, and juicy.
All you need is a regular shank ham or a butt portion ham that you’ll find on sale in your supermarket. Some hams come spiral cut for you.
You’ll only need one can of Pineapple slices and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. In the photo, I added 1 cup of dried cranberries for my Christmas Ham but this is optional.
Make my Portuguese Style Sweet Potatoes as a side dish.
Wash the ham, cut off any excess fat and place it in a baking pan that has been lined with foil for easy clean up. Add 2 cups of water to the pan.
The water will help draw out the salt from ham while keeping it moist while baking!
Heat oven to 325. Loosely cover the ham with aluminum foil and place it in the oven. Let the ham cook for 20 minutes per pound or more depending on the size of your ham.
*Note: If you have spiral ham cook as per package directions since it will take less time to cook.
Strain the pineapples into a small bowl but save the juice. In a small pan heat the sugar and the pineapple juice at medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and slightly thickened.
During the last 30 minutes before the ham is cooked, remove the pan from the oven and drain the water out of the pan. Pour 1/2 of the glaze over the ham.
Top with the pineapple slices. Pour the glaze over the ham and pineapple slices. Cook for the remaining 30 minutes.
Place the ham on a large serving platter and pour any leftover glaze over it. Arrange dried fruits and fresh fruit around the serving platter for a festive presentation that will wow your guests!
This ham can be served hot or cold and perfect for your holiday parties.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!