How Do You Prepare a Hawaiian Sauce for Ham?

How Do You Prepare a Hawaiian Sauce for Ham?

Create a sweet sauce to go along with a fully-cooked ham that is perfect for a Hawaiian luau-themed party or any occasion. Use this sauce with both ham or chicken if desired.

Sauce for a Hawaiian-style Ham

This sauce gives a salty ham a sweet complement with its use of pineapples, maraschino cherries and brown sugar. The recipe creates about 3 1/2 cups of sauce.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


  • 12-ounce can of pineapple juice
  • 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 8 cut-up maraschino cherries
  • 1/8 cup of cherry juice
  1. Strain the pineapple
  2. Dump the crushed pineapple into a colander to separate it from the juice. Collect the juice in the saucepan. Place the strained pineapple into another dish.

  3. Put the pineapple juice in the saucepan
  4. Place the can of pure pineapple juice into the saucepan.

  5. Add sugar
  6. Put the sauce on the oven on medium heat and add the sugar.

  7. Mix in the cornstarch and water
  8. Add the cornstarch and the water to the pineapple juice and sugar mixture, stirring it until it thickens.

  9. Add the fruit
  10. Place the cherries, cherry juice and the pineapple into the saucepan.

  11. Serve the sauce
  12. After everything is mixed together, dump the sauce into a gravy boat and serve warm with the ham.

For a chicken dish, use chunks of pineapple instead of crushed pineapple.