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This Pineapple Glazed Ham is a sweet and savory baked ham recipe that’s perfect for holiday entertaining but also fits right in with simple Sunday dinners.
With a sweet brown sugar and pineapple glaze on the outside and succulent, juicy meat on the inside, this pineapple glazed ham is a crowd-pleaser and a family favorite.
It goes perfectly with Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Garlic Green Beans and Sour Cream Salad for your Easter or Christmas dinner. This is one of my favorite recipes to make during the holidays, whether it’s our main meal for Easter or Christmas dinner or a secondary protein for Thanksgiving.
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For baked ham, I buy a bone-in, fully cooked, spiral cut ham. This is my favorite kind of ham to make because it is so easy. It’s a classic that never goes out of style!
The ingredients for the pineapple ham glaze are super simple and give this baked ham such a great flavor.
This is a visual overview of the steps to make this recipe. Get a detailed list of ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below.
Since you’re starting with a fully cooked ham, the steps are super simple and just about heating it up and getting that sticky sweet crust.
Prepare the Ham. Line a large baking dish or roasting pan with heavy-duty nonstick foil. Remove the ham from the packaging and place it flat side down into the foil lined dish. Bake it for an hour, then remove from the oven and add the pineapple glaze.
Brush with the glaze. Drizzle half of the glaze all over the surface of the ham, and use a spoon or a pastry brush to get some between the layers. Bake for another 30 minutes.
Glaze again. take the ham out of the oven and drizzle the glaze over it again. Bake for a final 30 minutes, until the ham is fully heated through to an internal temperature of 140-145℉.
Serve. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer the ham to a cutting board for slicing or straight to a serving platter. Don’t throw the juices out – they are great for serving with the ham of for making ham gravy, if desired. I like to add some kale leaves around the edge of the dish for presentation points, but it’s not necessary. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Since it’s already fully cooked, you’re pretty much just baking it to warm it and bring it to a safe temperature. It will take about 12 minutes per pound to fully heat your ham.
Plan on about ½ pound of bone-in ham per person. A 10-pound ham should generously feed 15-20 people for dinner. If you’re serving buffet style with lots of sides or other proteins, you could easily get 25-30 servings.
The sweetness of the pineapple plays so nicely with the saltiness of the ham – it’s a match made in heaven. Whether as a large spiral ham, or on your pizza!
Yes and no. The ham you buy at the grocery store is already fully cooked. You’re essentially just warming it up. That said, you will be cooking the ham for an hour before you add the glaze.
Any of these sides would be delicious with your ham dinner!
Storage: Store fully cooked leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Reheating: If heating a small amount, you can do so in the microwave. For a meal sized portion, place sliced ham in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.
Pro-tip: Ham is absolutely delicious warmed up, but it’s also great cold. Save a few slices for sandwiches the next day.