There is nothing more easier, delicious or superb than a beautiful caramelized baked ham with pineapple brown sugar glaze. It is the perfect meal for a simple dinner, to feed a large population, or for a great holiday entertainment like Christmas or Easter dinner. There are alot of amazing dishes out there but a delicious ham, baked with pineapple brown sugar glaze is more than amazing. It is the best easy recipe for you. Although it is a unique recipe, there are a few things that can take your ham-making experience to the next level.

The first thing that should be put into consideration is your choice of ham to purchase. This recipe is however tailored for an already cooked, bone in, spiral cut ham. It is my favorite type of ham to purchase because not only is it delicious, the work has already been done for me. A spiral cut ham is a type of ham that has already been cut into thin slices. The bone-in hams also gives more flavor to the ham meat. However, these hams are already cooked, so therefore you can enjoy them warm in an oven with a simple glaze or cold on a delicious homemade roll sandwich.

Pineapple ham glaze brown sugar, mustard

How to make an easy baked ham with pineapple sugar glaze

1. Allow the ham to come to room temperature. Note that this will only take roughly about 1-2 hours. Doing this will make for a quicker warming time in the oven, which will therefore ensure that your ham does not dry out. We are just going to warm the ham, since it has already been cooked.

2. While the ham is coming to room temperature, you are free to make the glaze. This can be done when you combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir until it becomes smooth. Be sure to reduce heat to low and simmer until it becomes thick, with a syrup consistency.

3. Place the ham in a deep baking dish or a  foil-lined roasting pan. Brush a small amount of the glaze all over the outside of the ham. Cover it properly with foil and bake at 300 degrees for roughly about 1½ to 2 hours.

3. Now carefully remove it from the oven and brush the rest of the glaze over it. At this stage, you can increase the oven temperature and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

4. Remove it from the oven and tent with foil for another 15 minutes before serving.

You can serve it with any of the following:

1. Funeral potatoes (that is cheesy potatoes)

2. Gourmet baked mac and cheese

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3. Mashed potatoes

4. Roasted butternut squash salad

5. Tomato cucumber salad

6. Mushroom bacon swiss salad.

How to cook a ham with pineapple

A  quality baked ham with a simple yet tasty sweet brown sugar and pineapple glaze is a main dish that should be applauded for its beautiful presentation and irresistible flavor. This recipe will definitely give you some leftovers.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours

Total time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 20

Yield: 20 servings


1. 1 (12 pound) bone-in ham

2. ½ cup whole cloves

3. 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple rings in heavy syrup

4. ½ cup packed brown sugar

5. 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

6. 1 (4 ounce) jar chopped maraschino cherries.

Step by step instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).

2. Place ham in a roasting pan, then score the rind of the ham with a diamond pattern. Once this is done, press a clove into the center of each diamond.

3. Drain the juice from the pineapple rings into a medium bowl, and stir in the brown sugar and lemon-lime soda. Once that is done, coat the ham with the mixture. After that, arrange the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham and place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring. Make sure to secure with a toothpick.

4. Bake uncovered for nothing less than 4 to 5 hours, basting frequently with the juices, until you notice that the internal temperature of the ham is 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Note that you are to make sure that the meat thermometer is not touching the bone. Also make sure to remove the toothpicks before serving.

How to cook a smoked ham

Level: Easy

Yield: 12 servings

Total: 3 hours 55 minutes

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 3 hours 15 minutes


1. 1 9- to-10-pound bone-in fully cooked smoked ham (butt or shank half)

2. 2 tablespoons whole cloves (optional)

3. 1½  cups glaze.

Step by step instructions

1. First of all, remove the ham from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. This process should only take about 30 minutes.

2. Once you have done that, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Be sure to trim off any skin found in the ham. With the use of a sharp paring knife, score through the fat in a diagonal crosshatch pattern. Do this without cutting through to the meat. Once that has been done, insert the cloves into the ham ( that is if you are using one) by placing them at the intersections of the cuts.

3. Put the ham  flat-side down on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour at least ¼ inch water into the bottom of the pan, then transfer to the oven and roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham shows 130 degrees F. Note that this should only take about 2 hours, 30 minutes, which is about 15 minutes per pound.

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4. Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Pour half the size of the glaze over the ham and brush properly to coat. Now, if you notce that the water at the bottom of the pan has evaporated, add more to it. Carefully return the ham to the oven and roast, basting every 10 minutes with the remaining Glaze. Do this  until it becomes glossy and well browned. This should take nothing less than 45 more minutes.

Maple ham glaze

This is a unique, tasty, yet easy recipe you really need to try out.


1. 5 kg / 10 lb leg ham, bone in, skin on

2  30 Cloves for studding the ham (optional – mainly for decorative purposes)

3. 2 oranges , cut into quarters

4. 1 cup (250ml) water


1. ¾ cup (185ml) maple syrup (sub honey)

2. ¾ cup (165g) brown sugar , packed

3. 3 tablespoon dijon mustard (can substitute American or other plain mustard)

4. ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

5. ½ teaspoon all spice (or nutmeg)

Step by step instructions:

1. Take ham out of fridge 1 hour prior.

2. Preheat oven to 160°C / 320°F (140°C fan).

3. Carefully arrange shelf in lower third so that the ham will sit in the centre of the oven rather than in top half of oven.

4. Place the glaze ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined . You are free to use whisk if needed.

Removing ham skin

1. Run a small knife around the bone handle, down to each side of the ham, and also under the rind on the cut face.

2. Slide your fingers under the rind on the cut face of the ham, and then run them back and forth to loosen while pulling the rind back. If necessary, use a knife to slice off any residual rind.

3. Lightly cut 2.5cm / 1 diamonds across the fat surface of the ham. This should be about 75% of the way into the fat. Be sure to avoid cutting into the meat.

4. Now insert a clove in the intersection of the cross of each diamond on the surface (this is optional)

Glaze and baking:

1. Place the ham in a large baking dish. Prop the handle up on edge of the pan plus scrunched up foil so that the surface of the ham is level.

2. Squeeze the juice of 1 orange (that is 4 quarters) over the ham. Once that is done, carefully place them along with the remaining orange into the baking dish around the ham.

3. Brush half the glaze all over the surface and cut face of the ham. Do not worry about the underside as glaze drips down into pan.

4. Pour the water in the baking dish, then place in the oven.

5. Bake for 1½ – 2 hours maximum, basting lightly every 30 minutes with remainig glaze plus juices in pan, or perhaps until it becomes sticky and golden.

6. Use foil patches to protect bits that brown faster than others. Press on lightly. Do not worry as caramelisation won’t peel off with the foil.

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7. Allow to rest for approximately 20 minutes before serving. Note that you are to baste before serving. As the glaze in the pan cools, it becomes thick, which simply means it “paints” the ham even better. Also note that you are to save pan juices for drizzling.

How to cook a precooked ham with glaze

Brown sugar mustard glaze for ham

Yields: 12 servings with leftovers

Total time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours 15 minutes


1. 1 (12-pound) shankless skinless smoked cured ham

2. Whole cloves for studding ham

3. 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

4. ¼ cup prepared mustard

5. 2 tablespoons cider vinegar.

Glazed ham stick with brown sugar mustard glaze

1. 1-2 inch ham steak

2. ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Step by step instructions on how to make Brown sugar mustard glaze for ham

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Score top of ham into diamonds and stud center of each diamond with a clove.

3. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan and bake for 1½ hours. In a bowl mix the sugar, vinegar and mustard and spread glaze evenly over ham.

4. Bake for an additional 35 minutes. Transfer ham to a platter and let stand for at least 15 minutes before carving.


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Combine cloves, mustard, and sugar and brush over Ham Steak.

3. Bake in baking dish in 350 degree oven for nothing less than 15 minutes until heated through.

How to cook a precooked ham with glaze

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Yields: 12 Servings

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Cooked ham is moist, tender, juicy and delicious inside while the outside is brushed with a brown sugar glaze and caramelized for a taste of sweetness.


1. 1 spiral cut ham with bone-in approx 7-9 lbs

2. 2 tablespoons dijon mustard

3. ¼ cup pineapple juice or orange juice

Brown sugar glaze

1. ½ cup pineapple juice or orange juice

2. ½ cup brown sugar

3. 2 tablespoons dijon mustard

4. ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

5. 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Step by step instructions

1.Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Combine dijon mustard and pineapple juice and brush over ham.

3. Place in a roasting pan and cover tightly with foil. Roast for about 12-15 minutes per pound (or better still, roast according to package directions).

4. Meanwhile, combine all glaze ingredients together and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer. Note that this should only take 2-3 minutes. Allow it to cool.

5. 15 minutes before ham is done, carefully remove from the oven and turn the oven up to 425°F.

6. Brush with glaze and return carefully to the oven. Leave until the glaze is caramelized and the ham has reached the safe cook temperature.


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