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Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours


12 servings

This pineapple ham glaze is straightforward and simple—just what you're looking for in a holiday main dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/2-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Cover and bake 1-1/2 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Spread over ham, pressing mixture into cuts. Bake ham, uncovered, 30-60 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°.

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham Tips

Do you serve glazed ham hot or cold?

Glazed ham can be served hot or cold. Once cooked, serve it warm, and then save some leftovers for ham sandwiches the next day. Check out dozens of ways to use leftover ham, including split pea soup, chicken cordon bleu and scalloped potatoes.

Can you overcook ham?

Ham can become tough when overcooked. Keep a digital thermometer handy and pull from the oven once the internal temperature reached 140°. Get more tips for cooking ham.

How do you thicken ham glaze?

For a thicker ham glaze, you can drain the canned pineapple in this recipe. —Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant