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  • Writer's pictureNichole Daylinn

Date Night Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe

Now that thanksgiving has passed do you think the feast is over? The answer is no! I'm just getting started courtesy of The Cookie Rookie® I'm waiting for your booking to make this delicious and classic Pineapple ham entree for us to carve into. My mouth is watering just thinking of the flavors gliding across our taste buds. In between setting the table, lighting the candles, and stealing kisses from you I'll make the side dishes. You can pop open the wine...and do you know what else will be gliding across your body? My hands all over you after we've prepared the meat for the oven. I'll then be setting a timer for every 10 minutes to baste the ham in all the juices. I do wonder how far my hands can get on you in those 10 minute intervals. I don't know how long I'll be able to behave with all this teasing!


For the Pineapple Ham Glaze:

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

12 ounces Cola or Dr. Pepper

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tablespoon Grainy mustard

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the Spiral Ham:

1 spiral-sliced city ham (6-9 lbs.)

20 ounces crushed pineapple (1 can)


For the Pineapple Ham Glaze:

  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring often, 20-30 minutes, or until glaze is the consistency of syrup. Remove from heat and set aside.

For The Brown Sugar Pineapple Spiral Ham:

  1. Heat oven to 325 F degrees.

  2. Use a sharp knife to score the surface of the ham with a 1/2-inch-deep slices spaced 1 inch apart. Cover and bake 1 hour.

  3. Brush half the glaze over the ham, being sure to spread same down into each cut. Spread the crushed pineapple over the ham, again pressing down, and the pour the remaining glaze over the surface. Bake the ham, uncovered, 15 minutes then repeat glazing as follows.

  4. Continue cooking and glazing/basting the ham (once you have run out of glaze, just baste with the glaze from the bottom of the pan) every 10 minutes until the internal temperature registers 140 f degrees on an instant-read thermometer. This could take a total 40-60 minutes.

  5. Enjoy!

"This pineapple spiral ham recipe starts with a brown sugar glaze and a healthy dose of crushed pineapple, and is baked in the oven to create sweet, caramelized slices of pork." - The Cookie Rookie


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