Baked Ham Loaf

Susan Bickta


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!


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25 Min
1 Hr 50 Min


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3 lb
smoked ham, ground
1 1/2 lb
ground pork
3/4 c
graham cracker crumbs
large eggs
1 Tbsp
mustard, spicy brown
2 tsp
1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
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


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat 2 large loaf pans (8/12" X 5") with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2In a very large bowl, combine the ground ham, ground pork, graham cracker crumbs, eggs, mustard, catsup, brown sugar, cloves and pineapple juice.
  • 3Mix 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.)
  • 4Transfer 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.
  • 5Make 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.
  • 6Bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ham loaf feels firm when pressed down on top of loaf.
  • 7Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and serve. (HINT: make extra glaze to serve with ham loaf.)

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About Baked Ham Loaf

Course/Dish: Pork, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #ham, #meatloaf

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