Entertaining doesn’t get easier this year. Get ready to impress your loved ones with this Baked Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze. The flavor in this ham and the sweetness of the glaze are absolutely addicting. This ham was easy to make, and best of all, it's moist and juicy.
1(4½ lb)fully cooked boneless half ham(I got an Applewood smoked from Costco)
2-3cupspineapple chunks(Fresh or canned)
3tablespoonsof unsalted butter
¼cupof brown sugar
The first step is simple, Score the ham. To do this, use a sharp knife and, starting from one end of the bottom of the ham, cut about ⅓ of an inch, making lines 1″ apart on the ham. Repeat, making slits in the opposite directions.
I decided to enhance the flavors by studding the ham with whole cloves. So in each of those cracks, I inserted one clove. I used about ⅓ cup of cloves. This is OPTIONAL
Next, place the ham in a baking pan and cover it with a large sheet of heavy-duty foil—Cook at 350°F for 40 minutes. In the meanwhile, make the glaze.
How to make the Pineapple Honey Glaze:
The first step is to blend the pineapple chunks, just like that. No water is needed. If you decide to use canned pineapples, you can add the juices that come with them.
Then, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, add 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, pineapple mixture, ½ cup of honey, ¼ cup of brown sugar, and whisk to combine.
Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened and bubbly. Set aside.
Then, after the 40 minutes have passed, remove ham from the oven (keep it on) and brush a good amount of the pineapple honey glaze over the ham.
Next, take it back into the oven (uncover) and continue cooking. Baste ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the glaze.
During the last 5 minutes of baking, increase the oven’s temperature to 450°F to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.