A Simple Classic: Pineapple Glazed Ham

by zesty on September 3, 2009 · 15 comments

Can you believe it is Thursday already? Crazy I know – the weeks seem to be all a blur.  September is upon us and it is that time of year when things start to get hectic for a lot of families and students.  With that being said, I want to share with you a super simple recipe to glaze a ham.

This is great for a hot meal paired with scalloped potatoes, a cold sandwich, or served chilled with potato salad.  The leftovers are great for a quiche as well as a topping for a quick salad. This ham is very straight forward to prepare and is great to do up in advance.  From a price perspective it is very economical and stays well in the fridge.


  • 1 Ham
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 Can sliced pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Mustard ( prepared )


  1. Boil ham for 20-30 minutes depending on the size
  2. Remove from water and let rest
  3. Place in roasting pan or on tin foil plate
  4. Add remaining ingredients (except pineapple) in a bowl and mix thoroughly
  5. Spoon sauce over ham saving some for basting
  6. Take the slices of pineapple and place toothpicks through the ham to hold them in place
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
  8. Baste with remaining sauce halfway through

  9. Remove from oven; let rest and carve once cooled slightly
  10. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For small hams, roasts or chickens, use tin foil plates or tin foil roasting pans to avoid the tough cleanup.  They are a great time saver and great for potlucks as well.

Have yourself a great day! Contact me if you have any questions or would like me to prepare a favorite recipe of yours.

Take care


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pam (Highway to Health)

This is a great recipe. Ham is one of my “comfort” foods – it reminds me of family holidays. Great tips as well!


2 Lizzy

You know, i’m not much of a Ham eater, but when you add the pineapple glaze, that makes one happy camper! I love the added tang! :)

Have a good Thursday! :)


3 ZestyCook

@ Pam, @Lizzy – Thanks so much. I am a huge fan of the glaze as well.


4 Marisa (Trim The Fat)

That looks delish; I can almost taste it!


5 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

I’ve never made a ham… I may have to try this one!


6 Kristen @ Simply Savor

wow love that this recipe is only 5 ingredients. i never really know what to do with ham so i rarely (actually I don’t know if I ever) cook it! definitely want to try this recipe out


7 coco

omg Cooking! You’ve got a great/restaurant like recipe there! :)
I’d love to see some seafood recipes, especially squid or octopus (like those that I’ve been munching in restaurants), I love them but have no idea how to prepare them at home!
have a great Thursday!


8 Rose

Gosh, this reminded me of my mama. She always cooks her ham in pineapple and it’s delicious!


9 Pam

One of my favorite meals…looks really nice!


10 Kelli

We don’t eat pork, but I think I would like to try the glaze on a chicken and then roast it. That may even be good to dip chicken pieces in it, batter it then fry it. Hmmm, I wonder…
Great recipe, Cooking!


11 Erin from long island

this looks great, and it is finally a pineapple glaze that looks like it won’t be too sticky to handle or sweet. Just curious, what kinda ham are we talkin about here, or could it be any?


12 ZestyCook

@Erin – The ham choice doesn’t matter at all. This was just whatever was on sale :)


13 Nicci@NiftyEats

That Ham looks amazing!


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