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glazed ham

(13 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dori Rominger
Springfield, MO

I make this for my family every year at Easter, and they love it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A terrific and classic glazed ham for the holidays. When baked, the outside gets sugary and sticky thanks to the slightly sweet and tangy glaze. We loved that the pineapple sauce was served separately. This lets your guests drizzle as much (or little) as they want. A wonderful centerpiece for any Christmas or Easter dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(13 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For glazed ham

  • 8 lb
    precooked ham or 5 lb canned ham
  • whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 can
    unsweetened crushed pineapple (20 oz can)

How To Make glazed ham

Test Kitchen Tips
In the Test Kitchen, in the last 15 minutes of baking, we added pineapple rings and cherries and secured them with toothpicks.
  • Cutting rind off the ham.
    Cut the rind off the ham, if present.
  • Ham scored, studded with cloves, and placed in a roasting pan.
    Score the top surface of the ham and stud with cloves. Place the fat side up on a rack in a shallow baking pan.
  • Roasting pan covered in foil and ham baking in the oven.
    Cover with foil. Bake in a 350 F preheated oven, for approximately 15 minutes per pound, or follow wrapper directions.
  • Sugar, syrup, and mustard in a bowl.
    In a bowl, combine sugar, syrup, and mustard. Set 3/4 cup aside.
  • Remaining glaze and pineapple in a saucepan.
    In a saucepan, combine the remaining glaze and pineapple with juice. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  • Basting the ham with the remaining glaze.
    With the reserved glaze, baste the ham every 10 minutes during the last 30-45 minutes of baking.
  • Serve slices of glazed ham with pineapple sauce.
    Serve the pineapple sauce with the slices of ham.