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!
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!
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.”
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
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
- Add all sauce ingredients to small saucepan.
- Cook for 30 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Score the fat layer of the ham.
- Top ham with a thick layer of the sauce. Garnish with sliced orange and cloves.
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.
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!
Other Delicious Sunday Dinner Recipes on Binky’s Culinary Carnival
- Garlic Air Fryer Pork Loin
- Garlic Citrus Stuffed Rainbow Trout
- Salmon Wellington
- Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
- Cherry Roasted Whole Duck
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Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
Tools I Use to Make Ham with Pineapple
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Ham with Pineapple
- 5-6 lbs smoked ham (freeze the other half for future use)
- 1/2 20 oz can crushed pineapple
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 7 whole cloves, plus more for garnish
- 1 zest and juice of one orange plus orange slices for garnish
- 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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