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Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

With just four ingredients, this pineapple glaze for ham is straightforward and simple — just what you're looking for in a holiday ham with easy steps. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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 70 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. <h3How do you thicken a ham glaze? For a thicker ham glaze, you can drain the canned pineapple in this recipe. Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

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  • Shelby Susan
    Apr 9, 2020

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  • AllisonO
    Apr 2, 2018

    A delicious twist for my usual baked ham! This was the perfect blend of sweet and savory and complimented the saltiness of the ham beautifully. I used pineapple chunks instead of crushed as that was what was available at my grocery store, but it worked perfectly. I might make more of the pineapple mixture next time I make this so we have some more to serve on the side.

  • mjlouk
    Dec 25, 2015

    This was really good. The pineapple brown sugar mixture was great!

  • gunslinger
    Sep 27, 2015

    Very moist and delicious! The pineapple, brown sugar and mustard mixture glaze gave it just the right amount of sweetness. I will definately make this again!