Jo Anne Sugimoto


This recipe for our Holiday Ham is made every year at either Thanksgiving or Christmas. The original recipe is my mom's, but this recipe here has a little twists and tweaks that I've made. It's sooooo delicious!
The photo is not mine, but will soon be replaced with one of my own.


★★★★☆ 4 votes



  • HAM:

  • 1 can(s)
    ham (5 lb.) or a smoked ham
  • ·
    whole cloves
  • 5 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple rings
  • ·
  • ·
    maraschino cherries
  • GLAZE:

  • 1 c
    guava jelly
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c
    white wine
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • SAUCE:

  • 1 c
    ham glaze that was set aside
  • 1 can(s)
    cherry pie filling, (21 oz.)
  • 1/2 c
    raisins (opt.)



  1. Place the ham and the drippings in a deep dish roasting pan.
  2. Score the top of the ham, diagonal cuts about 1/4 inch deep and an inch apart. In each diagonal point (like a grid), push a whole clove in each point of the ham. Poke whole cloves around the sides of the ham.
  3. Spread the yellow mustard onto the top of the ham and the cloves.
  4. Pack the brown sugar on the top of the ham, making a slight mound.
  5. Arrange the pineapple rings on top of the brown sugar, over lapping them for a nice arrangement. Pour the pineapple juice into the roasting pan. Toothpick a maraschino cherry into the center of each pineapple ring to hold it there during the baking process.
  6. Bake the ham at 275 degrees for 2 hours, tenting the ham with foil during the last 30 minutes of baking.
  7. GLAZE:
  8. Combine all the ingredients and cook over medium-low heat till well incorporated.
  9. Set aside a cup of the cooked glaze mixture for the sauce.
  10. Pour the remaining glaze over the ham during the last 1/2 an hour of baking.
  11. SAUCE:
  12. Combine the juices in the roasting pan with the ham glaze, cherry pie filling and raisins (opt.), in a saucepan and warm it over low heat. Remove from heat.
  13. Slice the ham, use the pineapple rings and arrange it on a serving platter. Pour the hot sauce over the ham slices or serve it on the side.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

Parmesan Baked Pork Chops Recipe

Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The best pork chop recipe ever! Over 1 million social shares - you know you have to try this easy pork chop recipe. Click here for the Parmesan Baked Pork...

Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Easter is quickly approaching, so it's time to begin putting together an Easter menu. Not everyone in Louisiana prepares their ham like Melissa Dommert (Baytown, TX) makes her Louisiana Style...

Ham 101: How To Make A Perfect Baked Ham With Brown Sugar And Mustard Glaze Recipe

Ham 101: How to Make a Perfect Baked Ham with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ham is the centerpiece of many holiday meals. Hosting the holiday and preparing your first baked ham can be intimidating. We want to take the fear away and allow you...