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baked ham loaf

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Susan Bickta
Kutztown, PA

I used to buy a ham loaf when I worked at Hess's Dept.Store in their Food Department. It was called "Moyer's Dinner Loaf". My family (mother, father and sister) LOVED it!! Years later, when it was no longer available, I started to do some research and finally created this recipe which is fairly close to that original ...... only, a little bit better! Try to find ham that is heavily smoked which will give you the very best taste!

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked ham loaf

  • 3 lb
    smoked ham, ground
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 3/4 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    mustard, spicy brown
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice, unsweetened
  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    mustard, spicy brown
  • 1 tsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    pineapple juice, unsweetened

How To Make baked ham loaf

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat 2 large loaf pans (8/12" X 5") with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a very large bowl, combine the ground ham, ground pork, graham cracker crumbs, eggs, mustard, catsup, brown sugar, cloves and pineapple juice.
  • 3
    Mix with hands until all ingredients are well combined. (Hint: If meatloaf seems "dry", add another egg or more pineapple juice; if it seems a little "wet", add more graham cracker crumbs.)
  • 4
    Transfer meat mixture evenly between two prepared loaf pans. Press down firmly to compact meat mixture. Press down with tines of fork to make a "pattern" on the top of each loaf.
  • 5
    Make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, catsup and pineapple juice. mix well and spread evenly over top of each ham loaf.
  • 6
    Bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ham loaf feels firm when pressed down on top of loaf.
  • 7
    Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and serve. (HINT: make extra glaze to serve with ham loaf.)