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Baked Ham with Pineapple

I first learned the technique for cooking pineapple ham for a themed dinner my husband and I hosted. Since it was widely known as the symbol of hospitality, pineapple was the star ingredient on our menu and on this lovely baked ham. —JoAnn Fox, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 maraschino cherries

Directions

  • Place ham in roasting pan. Score the surface with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes; insert cloves into diamonds. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Combine brown sugar and reserved pineapple juice; pour over ham. Arrange pineapple slices and cherries on ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140° and the ham is heated through.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes. But if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
  • The sweetness of pineapple in this recipe is a great way to bring out all the best and savory flavors you get with ham.
  • Use that leftover ham in one of these savory recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3 ounces cooked ham: 219 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 924mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.