What Is a Recipe for a Pineapple Ham Glaze?

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A recipe for a pineapple ham glaze is Betty Crocker’s ginger pineapple ham glaze. It is a mixture of 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. For a larger ham, double the recipe.

Do not wash the ham before baking, but diamond score the exterior prior to adding the pineapple to create a decorative centerpiece for the meal. Apply the glaze to the ham and pineapple rings about 45 minutes before the serving time.

Typically, many hams in the grocery store are fully cooked. Options include boneless hams, whole hams, shank portion or butt portion. Fully cooked hams only need warming before serving, but the large pieces of meat require time to warm. Place the ham in an oven at 325 degrees and bake until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. When baking an uncooked ham, the internal temperature should reach 160 degrees. Cooking times vary based on the type and size of the ham.

To carve the ham, place it on its side and slice a portion off the bottom. Turn the ham so it sits on the flat surface this creates. Cut slices from the top to the bone, then slice along the top of the bone to release the ham.