Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham Recipe

During Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, or other festive occasions, we all want a really impressive spread. Skip the expensive pre-made glazed ham that lacks flavor. Buy a regular smoked ham from the market and make a mean pineapple honey glaze at home. From the appetizing pineapple and cherry toppings, a golden, shiny, sweet and tangy glaze, to a tender, juicy, and well-seasoned meat, this ham will surely be a star on your dinner table.

Ingredients:

• 1 fully-cooked, bone-less, smoked ham, about 11 pounds
• ¼ cup of yellow mustard
• 1 ½ cups of brown sugar
• 2 20-oz canned pineapple slices, drained and juice kept separately
• 1 10-oz jar of pitted maraschino cherries
• ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar

Spice Mix:

• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp ground cloves
• 1 tsp ground ginger
• 1 tsp black pepper

Glaze:

• 3 tbsp butter
• 2 cups of brown sugar
• 4 tbsp cornstarch
• ½ cup of honey
• pineapple juice reserved from canned pineapple slices
• ¼ cup of cherry juice

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to make. The ham needs to marinate for at least 2 hours. Serves 20 to 22.

Thaw ham and rinse well.
Place the ham in a baking pan and pat it dry using a paper towel.
Cut deep slits on the ham in opposite directions to form a diamond pattern.
Using clean hands, coat all sides of the ham with mustard.
In a small bowl, mix cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black pepper.
Sprinkle spice mixture on the ham.
Coat the ham well with brown sugar.
Set aside for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Heat pot over medium heat.
Melt butter with sugar while stirring constantly.
Add cornstarch, honey, pineapple juice, and cherry juice.
Simmer until the glaze boils.
Turn off heat.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Pour apple cider vinegar baking pan.
Arrange pineapple slices all around the surface of the ham, using toothpicks to secure them in place.
Put a piece of cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.
Pour glaze into the baking pan.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake the ham for 2 hours.

Ideas And Tips:

• Baste ham with the glaze 2 to 3 times during baking.

• You can also inject the glaze into the ham once you take it out from the oven. This will add more flavor to the ham.

Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham Recipe
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIoTvUNQnFM

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