What is an easy recipe for brown sugar and pineapple ham?


Quick Answer

An easy recipe for a brown sugar and pineapple ham consists of one spiral-sliced half ham, a can of pineapple slices, cloves, brown sugar and a couple other ingredients. This recipe serves 12 people and takes two hours to complete.

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To make the recipe, preheat the oven and bake the ham according to the directions on the ham package. Remove the ham from the oven about 30 minutes before the end of the warming time. Now arrange the 20 ounce can of pineapple slices on the ham, securing with 15 to 20 whole cloves. Using one small jar of maraschino cherries, place a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring and secure with a clove or toothpick.

In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar, two tablespoons of yellow or Dijon mustard and just enough pineapple juice to make a glaze, and stir the ingredients together. Spoon the glaze over the ham and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and transfer to a cutting board to carve. For a juicier ham, pour some of the juice from the pan over the ham after cooking. The ham is now ready to eat. This recipe pairs well with a floral, red wine such as a pinot noir.

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