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This ham with pineapple is a baked treat for Easter or just a special Sunday! The Pineapple sauce resembles a sweet chutney and is the perfect accompaniment for the ham!

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I usually do a thick smooth sauce for ham, but I wanted to do something a bit different. This chunky pineapple sauce is such a delicious topping for serving the ham! It is also a great additional flavor, whether you serve the ham with scalloped potatoes, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, whatever you choose to serve as side dishes! I even eat it on grilled ham and cheese sandwiches!

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I debated about publishing this post. I really didn’t like the photographs. It’s not that the photos are too bad, (although, they are not some of my best!) it is that the subject, a smoked pork shoulder, was not very photogenic. Then a read a remark from a blogger that I know. She said, “It will never be perfect, if you aren’t embarrassed by your work, you started too late! Done is better than perfect.”

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There is something to said for that. If I had waited until the photos were perfect, there would be about 5 posts on here! (evidence from 2014) I wanted to get a ham recipe on BCC, because I don’t have one on here. And I mean, come on, it’s ham, so it’s silly I don’t have one here for you! 🙂 So, I decided to post it and when I cook another, I will update the photos. But, for now, done is better than perfect! At least you will have this delicious recipe!

The history of ham

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Can you believe that the first smoked pork was actually made in China in the 4900’s? This one totally surprised me! Apparently, it travelled to Europe with Roman traders. The word ham refers to Hamm, an old England term referring to a specially cut portion of the hogs’ leg.

How to make ham with pineapple

  1. Add all sauce ingredients to small saucepan.
  2. Cook for 30 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Score the fat layer of the ham.
  4. Top ham with a thick layer of the sauce. Garnish with sliced orange and cloves.
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Bake at 325°F for about 20 minutes per pound. The pineapple sauce is delicious hot or cold, so don’t be afraid to use it on sandwiches or as a side, like a chutney.

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That is how easy it is to make Ham with Pineapple! Give it a try for Easter or just for a special Sunday dinner with your family!

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Ham with Pineapple

This ham with pineapple is a simple baked treat for Easter or just a special Sunday! The Pineapple sauce resembles a sweet chutney and is the perfect accompaniment for the ham!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 20 serving
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $15



  • Place all ingredients in a small saute pan.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat and cook on medium low until thick, stirring occasionally. about 30 minutes.
  • Slice fat layer on ham crossways to form a hatch pattern. Top with a thick layer of pineapple sauce.
  • Slice orange thin and secure orange slices to top of ham with additional whole cloves.
  • Bake 325°F for about 20 minutes per pound, about 1 1/2 hour. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with additional pineapple sauce, either hot or cold!
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Preheat oven.
Move rack to bottom third of oven. 
If ham is getting too browned toward the end of cooking time, cover with aluminum foil.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1377mg | Potassium: 308mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Photogenic or not, this ham and pineapple recipe sounds to die for! Perfect timing with Easter only a few weeks away. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Sometimes food just ain’t photogenic, that does not mean that it ain’t glorious. I think that the pork looks wonderful and love the idea of that caramelized pineapple!

  3. 5 stars
    Ham and pineapple is such a delicious combination! I need to try this recipe out. Your ham looks delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    So good I have stumbled upon this ham recipe. I haven’t started to plan my Easter menu yet, but I need to do it very soon, so this recipe is just perfect to start with! Pineapples work miracles when combined with ham.

    1. Yes, I agree with you Laura, ham and pineapple are a great combination! Glad I could be of assistance! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Interesting to know that ham came all the way from China. But then that’s not surprising as the Chinese have many recipes using pork. Ham and pineapple pair so well together.

  6. 5 stars
    Every Easter I wonder what to do about the ham. The thing that’s great about this recipe is it wows with all the pineapple. I’m sure this recipe will be a hit on my desk!

    1. Thank you Mary! We don’t eat too much ham because it is so salty but it is fun to mix it up a bit occasionally! You will love this sauce!

  7. This looks so yummy! I’ve made a kind of ham with pineapple a million times (it was big in Sweden in the ’80s!) but not for years now – thanks for reminding me of this wonderful flavor combo!

  8. 5 stars
    We used to have ham, pineapple, egg and chips a lot when I was a kid. So this is bringing back some happy food memories.

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