With a flavor combination that includes a little bit of salty and a little bit of sweetness, our recipe for Honey and Pineapple Glazed Ham will be the star of your next holiday dinner. Glazing your own ham adds just a couple extra steps to baking a celebratory ham,
Every year at special holidays, people grace their food-laden tables with a variety of tasty dishes. One that is often the star of the show is a delicious, savory, juicy ham. While many people choose to purchase a pre-glazed ham or one that has a packaged glaze along with the ham, you can make this tasty dish without any of that. Making a ham glaze is fairly simple and only adds a couple of steps to the baking of a ham. You can try our recipe for Honey and Pineapple Glazed Ham and treat your family to a tasty ham whenever the occasion arises.
Honey and Pineapple Glazed Ham Recipe
- Baking Pan
- Small saucepan
- Meat thermometer
- Serving Platter
- Wire whisk
- 4 pounds Ham
- 15 ounces Pineapple from a can
- ¼ cup Honey
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap your ham and place it in a baking pan.
- To make the ham glaze, open the can of pineapple and drain the juice into a small saucepan. Set the pineapple aside. Add the honey, sugar, and Dijon mustard to the pan, stirring them together. Heat this mixture on medium heat to boiling, and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Simmer this mixture for about five minutes or until the volume of it is reduced by half, and it is thick and syrupy.
- Pour half of this mixture over your ham. Reserve the rest of the glaze for later.
- Cover your ham with aluminum foil and bake the ham for about 15 minutes per pound, or, for a four pound ham, about 60 minutes. If you want a fruitier flavor to your ham, lay the pineapple pieces all over the ham. After 40 minutes, remove the ham from the oven and pour the reserved glaze over the top of the ham.
- Recover the ham with the foil and return it to the oven. Complete the baking time, testing the ham with an instant read meat thermometer. The temperature that you are aiming for is 145 for a ham that started out unbaked. If you were heating a pre-cooked ham, you only need it to get to 140 degrees for safety.
- Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest covered in aluminum foil for about 15 minutes. Then, you can take the foil off of the ham, remove it to your serving platter, and slice it for serving.
- Cover leftovers tightly with aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer-term storage, put leftover ham in a zip-top freezer bag, press out all the air, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the ham by putting it into the refrigerator overnight before you want to eat it.
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