Lunch / Dinner
Baked Ham with Pineapple-Brown Sugar Glaze
Ham is an iconic centerpiece for Easter, but this isn’t any run-of-the-mill version — pineapple, Dijon, warm spices, and molasses combine for a homemade glaze like none other. And everybody loves a little something to go with ham — this pineapple and ginger compote is just the ticket. Sweet, and a little savory, it makes the perfect accompaniment for the meal.
Preheat oven to 325°. Place a rack inside a roasting pan.
Combine 3/4 cup pineapple juice, brown sugar, Dijon, molasses, cloves, cinnamon stick, and peppercorns in a saucepan; heat over medium-high to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer glaze until syrupy, about 15 minutes; strain. Place ham in prepared roasting pan, fat side up.
Brush ham with half the glaze, and pour remaining 11/2 cups pineapple juice in bottom of pan. Loosely cover ham with foil and bake 2 hours; remove foil. Brush ham with remaining glaze; bake until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part, but not touching bone, registers 110°, about 30 minutes more. Let ham rest 15 minutes, then carve.
Serve ham with Pineapple Compote.
For the best flavor, brush the ham with the glaze before and near the end of baking.
Loosely tent ham with foil before baking — this and the pineapple juice will keep the meat moist.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 143mg 47%
Sodium 1707mg 71%
Carbs 11g 3%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.