brown sugar ham

Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham With Homemade Glaze

This isn’t your average Easter brown sugar ham.

This ham is best served with a baked-on glaze. Oh, and about the glaze packet that comes with your ham? Toss that directly into the garbage and gather the ingredients for  a pineapple brown sugar ham glaze. In a few minutes, you’ll have the best and most simple glaze ready to pour on your ham!

Si Foster shares how, and says this holiday recipe will stand the test of time! She loves the sweet and slightly sticky glaze and the way it complements the flavor of the ham. The glaze is easy to put together because it only requires a pan, a whisk, and about five minutes of your time. Your 8-year-old can whisk this together for you while you watch!

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Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham


  • 1 4-7 lb cooked sliced bone in ham
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon prepared mustard yellow or Dijon smooth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional


  1. Take ham out of refrigerator, completely unwrap packaging and discard. If there is a piece of plastic over the end of the bone (bone guard), discard.
  2. Let ham sit on counter for 1-1 1/2 hours in a heavy baking pan before baking.
  3. Thirty minutes before baking, place rack on lower 1/3 of oven and turn oven to 300 degrees.
  4. When ready to bake, place 1/2 cup water in bottom of pan, cover ham with foil and seal edges of foil to pan.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound.
  6. Gather glaze ingredients while ham is baking, whisk together in a pan and cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved or the glaze is bubbly (about 3-5 minutes). Set aside until ready to pour onto ham.
  7. When ham is heated, remove ham from oven and turn heat to 400 degrees.
  8. Remove foil from ham and discard any liquid left in pan by spooning out or using a bulb baster.
  9. Spoon glaze over ham and return to oven for 10-15 minutes or just until glaze is bubbling a bit.
  10. Remove from oven and serve.

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