What's a Quick Recipe for Pineapple Glaze Sauce?

To make a quick pineapple glaze sauce, mix together 2 tablespoons of whole cloves, 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, 1 cup of packed brown sugar, 4 teaspoons of prepared mustard and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, and cook it to a boil in a saucepan. Strain, and remove the cloves.

If desired, use the cloves to stuff in a scored ham, 30 minutes before the end of baking time. Divide the pineapple glaze into thirds, and brush it onto the meat every 10 minutes.

An additional option is to use pineapple slices and maraschino cherry halves for decoration, along with the glaze. Use toothpicks to hold these in place, suggests Cooks.com.

To turn this basic pineapple glaze sauce into a teriyaki-flavored marinade, add 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of ground ginger to the mixture. Some people prefer a thicker sauce. This is accomplished by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, according to TheKitchenWitchBlog.com. Adding these ingredients makes the pineapple glaze sauce an excellent complement to chicken, pork and steak, rather than just to ham. The soy sauce cuts the sweetness of the pineapple juice and gives the glaze a savory component.