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Ham with Sweet Pineapple Sauce

My mom always finds ways to make good foods taste even more special. A great example is this ham served with a sweet pineapple sauce. A simple mixture of basic ingredients results in a mouthwatering main dish. -Debra Falkiner, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings (3 cups sauce)


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups undrained crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard and pineapple. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into pineapple sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the ham.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked ham with 3 tablespoons sauce: 199 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1285mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Leslie
    Nov 27, 2020

    Tastes good but did several modifications. This has a thick consistency like cranberry sauce. I like it more like gravy. I cut the brown sugar in 1/2. I do not like pinapple in every bite. I used an 8 ounce can of pinapple rings with natural juice. I cut the rings in bite size pieces. This is enough piapple. The cornstarch needs to be cut back a lot. Too thick. I would start with 1/2 tablespoon corn starch. If you want a bit thicker the add additional cornstarch to a cup and add a few tablespoons hot mixture in cup, stir until cornstarch dissolved and put in pan and stir. Other than that very tasty. Several of my guest did not want the pinapple and just used the sauce part.

  • cyndi9781x
    Sep 27, 2020

    This is a great sauce for your ham. I cut the sugar in half, because the crushed pineapple is sweet enough as it is. I've been making this for over 15 years and everyone loves it.

  • Irene
    Apr 13, 2020

    Loved the sauce!!!

  • susaneagan
    Apr 3, 2020

    This has become my Easter ham recipe. Love the sauce!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 25, 2019

    Delicious sauce for ham or gammon. Go for it!

  • Rachel
    Nov 25, 2017

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  • isabelladaisymay
    Sep 22, 2017

    My favorite sauce for ham

  • joycerm53
    Dec 15, 2015

    Excellent! Made it exactly as written. Will use this recipe again!

  • skoal1
    Mar 27, 2013

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  • Stephalae
    Mar 7, 2013

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