This is my favorite way to eat ham. Juicy pineapple, with a glaze that adds just enough sweetness, while remaining savory are what makes it so special. I also add something that most people wouldn’t think to add, Garlic. It gives it that extra little kick that takes the taste to the “Wow” factor. Try it and you’ll see what I mean.
Pineapple Glazed Ham
1-4 lb smoked ham
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground cloves
1/8 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1 can pineapple chunks, drained, reserve juice
Take the reserved pineapple juice, and combine with ginger and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer about 15 minutes, reducing the liquid by half.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the ham into thick slices and set in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle the ground cloves over the ham, then brush the mustard the over the slices. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the ham next, then place the pineapple chunks on top. Pour the pineapple juice over every thing and place in the oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, basting every 25 minutes.
When the ham is done, remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes. Serve.